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03.09.17 March 21 Quarterly Update Meetings for Families and Providers

02.21.17 60-Day Public Comment Period Open: Proposed Readoption with Amendments

02.02.17 Update and FAQs Regarding Transition to a New Fiscal Intermediary

01.24.17 NEW! Family Guide to the Supports Program Policy Manual

01.13.17 DDD Finalizes Housing Assistance Policy

12.08.16 New Jersey’s Statewide Transition Plan Submitted to CMS

10.06.16 2017 Graduates Timeline Released

04.01.16 Housing Policies Update

04.26.17 Divison Update-CORRECTION

Please note the following correction with regard to enrollment options for individuals (or their authorized representative) and Self-Directed Employees (SDEs) who participate in DDD’s Self-Directed Employee service model and are transitioning from Easter Seals to Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL).

Individuals (or their authorized representative) and Self-Directed Employees can enroll with PPL in any of the following ways:

. Online
. Over the phone
. In person, by registering for and attending one of the in-person enrollment sessions that PPL is holding

Details and registration links for all upcoming PPL trainings and enrollment sessions are available on PPL’s DDD Trainings web page.

Please accept our apologies, as our previous communications erroneously stated that Self-Directed Employees could only enroll online.

Questions regarding enrollment with PPL can be directed to the PPL Customer Service Team for New Jersey:

Email: njddd-cs@pcgus.com  | Phone (English): 844.842.5891 | Phone (Spanish): 844.842.5892
Phone (for Support Coordinators): 844.842.5893

Thank you.
Division Communications New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities

04.25.17

Please note that the Division’s new fiscal intermediary, Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) has added an in-person Orientation and Training session for individuals, families and Self-Directed Employees in the Monmouth/Ocean County area:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Tinton Falls, NJ

PPL has also added in-person enrollment sessions in June for individuals/families. (There is no in-person enrollment option for Self-Directed Employees – they must enroll online.)

Details and registration links for all upcoming PPL events for individuals, families and Self-Directed Employees are available at  www.publicpartnerships.com/news/pnews/post/nj-division-of-developmental-disabilities-key-training-session-dates.

04.13.17 DDD Releases Revised Supports Program Policy Manual

The Division is pleased to release the revised Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual, v.4. This version supersedes all other versions and is in effect immediately.
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04.12.17 Camp Funding Information for 2017

We are pleased to release the 2017 Camp Funding Assistance guide. Please note that individuals enrolled in the Supports Program and individuals enrolled on the Community Care Waiver (CCW) who have transitioned into fee-for-service will access camp via their fee-for-service budget.
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04.12.17 New FAQs: Fee-for-Service and Contribution to Care

The Division is pleased to release a new frequently asked questions (FAQs) document: Fee-for-Service and Contribution to Care.
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04.10.17 DDD Releases Community Care Waiver Policy Manual

The Division is pleased to release the Community Care Waiver (CCW) Policies and Procedures Manual, v.1.

Please note that while it is being released in draft form to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, the CCW policies and procedures will be in effect immediately for the small pilot cohort of CCW program participants shifting into fee-for-service this spring. Comments and feedback regarding the CCW policy manual can be directed to DDD.CCWHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us.
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04.01.17 Let’s Get to Work! Event for Individuals/Families Announced

April marks five years since Gov. Christie proclaimed New Jersey an Employment First state. In celebration of that important milestone, we are excited to announce a Let’s Get to Work event on Wednesday April 26, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM at DDD’s central office, 5 Commerce Way, Hamilton, NJ 08691. This event is an opportunity for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families to sign up for a one-on-one guidance session to assist them with their employment goals.

Please see Let’s Get to Work for additional details and registration information.
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03.31.17 Community Care Waiver (CCW) Renewal Approved

As announced today by the NJ Department of Human Services, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Division’s Community Care Waiver renewal. This approval, which we have been working toward since 2013, means that we can now move forward with full implementation of the Division’s transition to a fee-for-service system.
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03.22.17 Quarterly Meeting Presentations Available

The Quarterly Division Update Meeting for Families and Providers held on March 21 and included an overview presentation from the Division’s new fiscal intermediary, Public Partbnerships, LLC (PPL). Please see below for links to the meeting presentations:

Quarterly Division Update for Families

Quarterly Division Update for Providers

The next Quarterly Update Meeting for Families and Providers is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
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03.09.17 March 21 Quarterly Update Meetings for Families and Providers

Registration is required and opens Monday, March 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

Quarterly Meeting for PROVIDERS
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Quarterly Meeting for FAMILIES
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Beginning Monday 3/13/17 at 9:00 AM, email your request to attend to Diane Flynn and include:

Name, Email, Phone Number of Person Requesting to Attend

Which meeting: Providers or Families

Provider Affiliation (only if attending Providers meeting)

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is first come, first served | PROVIDER ATTENDANCE is limited to one representative per agency | Confirmed attendees will receive a confirmation email.

The next Quarterly Update Meeting for Families and Providers is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
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02.21.17 60-Day Public Comment Period Open: Proposed Readoption with Amendments

The Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C 10:42A, Life-Threatening Emergencies, was published in the New Jersey Register on February 21, 2017. There is a sixty-day public comment period, which ends Friday, April 21, 2017. Written comments may be submitted electronically, or by mail or facsimile, as follows:

Electronically: DDD-CO.LAPO@dhs.state.nj.us

USPS Mail: Carol Jones, Administrative Practice Officer, Division of Developmental Disabilities, PO Box 726, Trenton, NJ 08625-0726

Fax: 631.2214

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02.02.17 Update and FAQs Regarding Transition to a New Fiscal Intermediary

Assistant Commissioner Liz Shea today distributed a Division Update regarding DDD’s transition from Easter Seals to Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) as its fiscal management service provider (‘fiscal intermediary’). This transition will also involve a a change from an Agency with Choice (AwC) service delivery moeld to a Fiscal/Employer Agent (F/EA) model. Please read the Division Update and What the New Fiscal Intermediary Means for Individuals/Families: FAQs for details and guidance around this transition.
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01.24.17 NEW! Family Guide to the Supports Program Policy Manual

In collaboration with the NJ Regional Family Support Planning Councils, the Division has developed a resource for families. The Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual: A Quick Guide for Families can assist families in gaining a basic understanding of the Supports Program and its service benefits.
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01.13.17 DDD Finalizes Housing Assistance Policy

The Division has finalized a Housing Assistance Policy, which explains the rules governing Supportive Housing Connection vouchers, as well as the procedures for applying. The Supportive Housing Connection, a partnership between the NJ Department of Human Services (DHS) and the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA), was created specifically to administer DHS rental subsidies to individuals served by the department, through the Division of Developmental Disabilities.Along with the Housing Assistance Policy, we also have developed the following helpful documents:

DDD Housing Assistance: Frequently Asked Questions

Residential Providers and Housing Costs: Frequently Asked Questions

How to Find Housing: A Guide for Individuals Who Have Been Approved for a Supportive Housing Connection (SHC) Housing Voucher

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