NJ Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
There are several steps to take before receiving support from DDD. An individual with an intellectual or developmental disability may apply at 18 years, and if eligible, will start receiving services at 21 years of age.
- Step 1: Eligibility
- Step 2: Intake/Application Process
- Step 3: Eligibility Determination Process
- Step 4: Tiering & Acuity Factor
- Step 5: Individual Budgets
For more details on each step of the process, please visit the NJ DDD Supports Program Policies & Procedures Manual. (2017, April)
NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF)
The DCF Children's System of Care offers a wide range of services for children up to age 21 for behavioral health or developmental disability needs. These services include community-based services, in-home services, out-of-home residential services, and family support services. For questions about or to access behavioral health or developmental disability services for children and youth, call the 24-hour, toll-free Access Line at: 1-877-652-7624.