How-to Guides and Manuals

Transition Services & Planning

A comprehensive guide for transitioning to adult services

Family Crisis Handbook (2019 Revised Addition) 

This is a resource for individuals and families seeking information and assistance in addressing issues of dual diagnosis (developmental/intellectual disability and mental health). View downloadable book.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Care providers often use terms we don't understand. Here's a great guide of terms and acronyms

Community Care Program Policies & Procedures Manual

Note, this manual is only applicable to services, policies, procedures, and standards related to individuals enrolled on the Community Care Program (CCP) who have been shifted into the Fee-for-Service system. These links will provide you with all the information you will need.

Community Care Program (formerly Waiver)

Community Care Program Policies & Procedures Manual

Supports Program Policies & Procedures Manual

Supports Program Policies & Procedures Manual

Division of Developmental Disabilities Division Circulars

In order to understand how the Division operates, you must be fully aware of information contained in these circulars.

Division Circulars

Autism - Navigating Through the Maze

A family guide to navigating the NJ service system for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. 

A Family Guide to Navigating the NJ Service Systems for Individuals withAutism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities: A PDF Book

Search Tools, Databases, and Hotlines

Provider Search Tool

Please double check this source and make sure you have the latest information. It’s up to the provider to update all this information, not the Division.

Hot Lines and Help Lines

Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

This Risk Indicator Report

DDD Community serves as a "Data Dashboard" - which assesses the performance of contracted providers by utilizing measurable indicators of risk. This methodology gives DHS the ability to identify systemic risks and statewide trends; and it provides the opportunity for quality improvement.

Abuse Hotline




SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

Disability Rights New Jersey

A private non-profit consumer directed organization to advocate for and advance the human, civil and legal rights of citizens of New Jersey with disabilities.

The Stephen Komninos Law

This law requires New Jersey's Department of Human Services to conduct two unannounced visits every year at group homes to evaluate whether patients are at risk of  abuse. Further, they must also notify parents within two hours if a patient is injured in addition to meeting with parents twice a year. What the provider’s are responsible for in implementing this Law?

Service Providers

Medicaid Managed long term Services and Supports (MLTSS)

MLTSS provides comprehensive services and supports, whether at home, in an assisted living facility, in community residential services, or in a nursing home.

Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) 

PPL is the new Fiscal Intermediary for the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Division of Disability Services, and Division of Aging Services. These programs allow aging adults and individuals with disabilities to make choices about the services they receive, how they are delivered, and by whom. Direct link for their DDD section.

Home and Community Based Services

The goal of home and community-based services is to allow individuals in need of long-term care and supportive services to remain at home and in their communities without jeopardizing their safety.

Fee-for-Service Implementation

The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities is shifting from a contract-based system of service reimbursement to a Medicaid-based, fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement system. 


Supporting Coordination Agency Selection Form (MS Word file Download)