The Division of Disability Services (DDS) focuses on serving people who have become disabled as adults, whether through illness or injury. Such conditions are also called late-onset disabilities. It is estimated that one in five people - about 1.75 million New Jerseyans - has a disability that may limit their physical or cognitive function.
Through its toll free hotline -- 1-888-285-3036 -- the Division also responds to as many as 15,000 requests each year for Information and Referral Assistance on issues affecting people with any type of disability in the State of New Jersey .
And, as one of its primary services, DDS publishes New Jersey Resources 2013, the most comprehensive guide available about services across New Jersey for people with disabilities. This directory is updated annually.
The Division serves as a single point of entry for people with disabilities who need information and/or services within the human services system. DDS administers programs that allow people with different types of disabilities to live more independently in the community, and in many cases, avoid the need to move into an institution. These programs include home and community-based service programs, as well as other resource programs.
DIVISION BUDGET: 353 million
DIRECTOR: Joseph Amoroso (Bio) (E-mail)
DIVISION STAFF: 33
NJ Department of Human Services
Division of Disability Services
11A Quaker Bridge Plaza Mercerville NJ
Fax: 609-631-4365 Fax