The Family Support Coalition of New Jersey is an advocacy network made up of families who care for a family member with an intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) and provider agencies throughout the state. The Family Support Coalition supports the power of families and individuals with I/DD to shape policies that impact their lives.
February 9, April 26, June 14, September 27, October 25, and December 13
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.
DDD overview and Q&A Sessions
This webinar is geared to assist students with I/DD, their families, and school personnel in understanding the DDD system and how to prepare to access needed services after exiting the school system. In addition to providing information about DDD eligibility, avenues of funding Support Coordination, services, and the process for linking with providers, time will be included for questions and answers with Jennifer Joyce, DDD Director, Supports Program and Employment Services.
Click HERE to register for one or more of the live DDD overview Q&A Sessions. The sessions will be held on the following dates:
- January 19, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
- February 25, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
NJ CAT (New Jersey Comprehensive Assessment Tool)
All individuals eligible to receive and/or currently receiving Division-funded services must complete the NJ CAT.
Individuals applying for Division-funded services the first time complete the NJ CAT as part of the Intake process. The DDD Intake process, including completion of the NJ CAT, can be completed any time after an individual turns 18 (NOTE: Division-funded services are not available until age 21). Students turning 21 and transitioning out of school can complete the NJ CAT in the fall/winter of their last year of school.
NOTE: During transition to a fee-for-service system, individuals who had already been receiving DDD services or who had been determined eligible to receive services were notified that it was necessary for them to be reassessed through the NJ CAT. If you have not received any notification, please contact the Supports Program Help Desk by clicking HERE
Results are summarized based on the following areas: self-care, behavior, and medical and converted into a score which determines each individual's “tier” assignment (Tier A-E and F in very rare cases). In addition, an acuity differentiated factor may be added for individuals with high medical and/or behavioral clinical support needs (Tiers Aa, Ba, Ca, Da, Ea and Fa). Tier assignments will be used to determine level of support needs and individual budgets.
The NJ CAT is completed one of two ways: Online via a password protected link that is sent to the survey informant from Rutgers DDPI or over the telephone with a representative from Rutgers DDPI. Click HERE to view/download the NJ CAT assessment prior to completing the actual assessment.
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, 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.
Submit Online (preferred method):
Submit By Mail:
Tier Assignment Request
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
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