References

Benefits Coordination

NJWINS has a PowerPoint that gives detailed information about SSI/SSDI and DAC benefits.

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

2019 Graduates Guide is a timeline and checklist for individuals graduating to help guide them through the process of transition to DDD

Autism: Navigating Through the Maze - A Family Guide to Navigating the New Jersey Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities

Community Care Program Policies & Procedures Manual contains the current policies and practices governing all aspects of the Community Care Program including but not limited to eligibility, care management, service delivery and standards, housing assistance, and quality assurance. It provides additional clarity on practices governing the Community Care Program (CCP) within the approved Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver (CMW).

Selecting a Service Provider: Making Choices, Becoming Empowered is a guide for people with developmental disabilities who will be or already are receiving services through New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities. The opportunity to select a service provider is a new process for many, but choosing the provider that is the right fit is important to ensuring quality in the services received. This guide provides information and ideas that can help in the selection process. 

Supports program Policies and Procedures Manual: A Quick Guide for Families summarizes the information in DDD’s Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual – the rules that govern Supports Program eligibility and process – in a comprehensive, yet uncomplicated format for families.

Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual contains the current policies and practices governing all aspects of the Supports Program including but not limited to eligibility, care management, service delivery and standards, and quality assurance.

Financial

ABLE Fact Sheets Short and Long versions from The Arc of the United States

ABLE Materials Toolkit provides printable ABLE-related education and information materials

Special Needs Planning Workbook helps families understand long-term financial planning to ensure their loved one with a disability will be taken care of now and in the future

Housing

Supportive Housing Association of NJ (SHA)'s guide The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families In New Jersey provides information, advice and guidance about community housing and supports.

Mental Health

The New Jersey Department of Health Directory of Mental Health Services lists mental health providers by county.

Resources

The New Jersey Division of Disability Services (DDS) publishes an annual Resource Guide, the most comprehensive guide of services available throughout New Jersey for people with disabilities.

Special Education

ASAH Video Advocasy Series features 8 informational videos designed to teach families how to advocate for their child. The series covers common advocacy problems families face, including eligibility for special education, transition, extended school year services, placement, LRE, the ‘stay put’ provision of IDEA and other areas of the law.