The Family Support Coalition of New Jersey is devoted to promoting the development and improvement of Family Support Services for families that are caring at home for a family member with a developmental disability.
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All meetings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at:
2751 Brunswick Pike
For directions: http://www.mcl.org/branches/direct.html#law
For up-to-date information on the status of Statewide Transition Plans please click on CMS INFORMATION tab to the left.
NJ CAT (New Jersey Comprehensive Assessment Tool)
All NJ CAT notification letters have now been mailed. Please note that every individual who is eligible to receive and/or currently receiving Division-funded services must complete the NJ CAT. The NJ CAT has replaced the DDRT assessment tool. Results are summarized based on the following areas: self-care, behavior, and medical and summarized into a score which determines the “tier” assignment (Tier A-E and F in very rare cases) for each individual. In addition, an acuity differentiated factor may be added to the tier for individuals with high clinical support needs based on medical and/or behavioral concerns (Tiers Aa, Ba, Ca, Da, Ea and Fa). Tier assignment will be used to determine level of support needs and individual budgets. If you have not received this notification, please contact the Supports Program Help Desk ASAP.
Note: For individuals living in licensed residential setting, letters sent to the residential provider.
In order to obtain individual-specific tier assignments, individuals/families must submit a request form to DDD. At least 30 days after completion of the NJ CAT assessment, a Request for Tier Assignment Form must be uploaded, completed and submitted via a secure online site or by printing and mailing it to the address below.
Please note: due to the high volume of assessments currently being conducted, it may take 60 – 90 days from completion of the NJ CAT in order for an individual to obtain their tier assignment.
Submit Online (preferred method):
Submit By Mail:
Tier Assignment Request
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
Live Supports Program Q&A Sessions
A series of regularly scheduled live Supports Program Q&A webinars with Jennifer Joyce, Director, Supports Program and Employment Services noted below provide an opportunity for individuals, families, support coordination agencies, and providers to ask questions and share issues related to the Supports Program.
Register Now for one or more of the live Supports program Q&A Sessions. The sessions will be held Fridays, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, on the following dates:
- July 31, 2015
- August 7, 2015
- August 21, 2015
- September 4, 2015
To improve Division communication to constituents, community partners and other stakeholders, DDD has launched an inclusive e-news bulletin that will be distributed to subscribers on an as-needed basis. To subscribe, please send an email to: DDD.Communications@dhs.state.nj.us.