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The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides public funding for services and supports that assist New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities age 21 and older to live as independently as possible. Services and supports are available in the community from independent providers, and in five state-run developmental centers.

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is actively committed to New Jersey's Employment First initiative.

Planning for Adult Life is a Division-funded initiative for New Jersey youth with developmental disabilities age 16-21 and their families, to assist them in preparing for the transition to adulthood.

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Contact Us

Call toll free: 800.832.9173

Send an email message to the Division of Developmental Disabilities

New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities

Physical Address:
195 Gateway Center
5 Commerce Way, Suite 100
Hamilton, NJ 08691
Mailing address:
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726




Assistant Commissioner: Elizabeth M. Shea
Division Staff:
5,700+ (FT, PT, TES/Temporary Employment Services)
Division Budget: +$1.8 billion (state and federal funds)

Report Abuse of an Individual with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability

Employees and volunteers of the New Jersey Department of Human Services and any facility or program licensed, contracted or regulated by the Department are required to report allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any individual with an intellectual or developmental disability. Agency protocols for reporting must be followed.

Reports of abuse may also be made by any person having reasonable cause to believe that an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability has been a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

To report abuse, please call 800.832.9173 or send an email message to the Division of Developmental Disabilities.   

Services for Children Under 21 with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities does not provide services for children under age 21. To learn about services and supports available for New Jersey children from birth through age 21, please visit the following:

• NJ Department of Children and Families Children's System of Care/PerformCare
• NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education 
• NJ Department of Health Division of Family Health Services

A Central Registry of Offenders Against Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the Department of Human Services (DHS) through bi-partisan legislative support and a law signed by Governor Chris Christie on April 30, 2010. It became effective October 27, 2010 and exclusively applies to DHS' funded, licensed, contracted or regulated programs that provide services to people with developmental disabilities.

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