INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES ( I & R)
"Information and Referral (I&R) is the art, science, and practice of bringing people and services together. When individuals and families don't know where to turn, I&R is there for them."
–Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SPECIALISTSAll DDS I & R Specialists hold certifications from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), the internationally recognized professional credentialing program for community I & R providers. Certification consists of an initial exam and the completion of a minimum of 10 documented hours of continued training every two years.
DDS I & R Specialists are available by phone to confidentially discuss issues and concerns, provide information, assist with problem solving, and to refer to appropriate agencies or services as necessary. Use of a customized database allows for caller information to be tracked and stored for future reference and follow up calls.
Contact an I & R specialist: 1-888-285-3036
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
DDD/DDS CASE MANAGEMENT COLLABORATIONContinuing the collaborative effort which began in 2009, DDS I & R Specialists remain the primary contact for approximately 3,500 adults registered with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) at this time. For more information about this collaboration, please click here.
I & R EVENTSIn addition to providing services over the phone, DDS I & R Specialists host tables at many community events throughout New Jersey, where they are available to distribute information and to answer your questions directly.
The types of community events we attend regularly include the following:
• School to Adult Life Transition Fairs
• Health Fairs
• Disabilities Awareness Events
Please feel free to stop by our table to introduce yourself during our next event!
ARE YOU A NON-PROFIT OR STATE FUNDED AGENCY INTERESTED IN HAVING AN I & R SPECIALIST HOST A TABLE AT YOUR NEXT EVENT?Contact: Dianna Maurone, Administrator of I & R Services
CONTACT INFORMATIONDivision of Disability Services
11A Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville NJ
(Mailing: PO Box 705 Trenton NJ 08625)
KEY STAFFDianna Maurone, Administrator of I & R Services