THE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROGRAM (PASP)
The PASP provides routine, non-medical assistance to adults with disabilities who are employed, involved in community volunteer work, or attending school.
Personal assistants help with tasks such as: light house keeping, bathing, dressing, preparing meals, shopping, driving or using public transportation. The total number of hours a person can receive is determined based on individual need, up to a maximum of 40 hrs/week. A distinction between the PASP and other personal assistance programs in NJ is that the PASP requires self direction; meaning the individual with the disability must direct his/her own services.
- reside in New Jersey
- have a permanent physical disability
- be between the ages 18 and 70 years old
- live in the community
- be capable of directing and supervising their own services
- be employed, preparing for employment, in school, or actively volunteering in the community
COUNTY COUNSULTANTS2015 PASP County Consultant Directory
REGULATIONSPASP Regulations (N.J.A.C. 10:140)
PROPOSED REGULATORY AMENDMENTS (FOR PUBLIC COMMENT)Proposed Regulatory Amendments Currently Open for Comment:
TRAININGS/WORKSHOPSDetails regarding Webinars to be hosted by Everas Community Services will be coming soon!
STATE CONSUMER ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PERSONAL ASSISTANCEThe PASP is required by law to have a State Consumer Advisory Council on Personal Assistance (hereinafter referred to as the Council). The Council provides a means for consumers to express opinions and views that will affect the quality of personal assistance services in New Jersey. The Council is designed to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the Program and to make recommendations to improve the overall program statewide.
Council Fact Sheet
Council Organizational Bylaws
Council Statute (N.J.S.A. 30:4G-21)
CONTACT INFORMATIONDivision of Disability Services
11A Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville NJ
(Mailing: PO Box 705 Trenton NJ 08625)
KEY STAFFCarolyn Selick, PASP Program Administrator