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NJ Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manuals
An Enhanced Family Crisis Handbook
A Behavioral Health Wellness Kit
The purpose of this expanded version of the Toolkit is to empower individuals with disabilities and their family and professional caregivers by providing information to more effectively advocate for persons with complex severe behavioral health conditions (which we formerly referred to as “dual diagnosis”) for treatments, supports, services and the conditions that promote mental wellness.
Download the English Version here
Descarga la Versión en Español Aquí
The Revised Family Crisis Handbook 2nd Edition
The goal of this project is to develop and disseminate The Revised Family Crisis Handbook for individuals and families seeking information and assistance in addressing dual diagnosis (developmental/intellectual disability and mental health). Using the July 2009 Family Crisis Handbook as a springboard, the grantee developed a list of current resources and detailed contact information.
The guide describes how to navigate the system and defines the key players and their roles in connecting families and individuals to service options. Electronic versions of the handbook and supporting materials are available below.\
Download a copy Here
Additional Information and Resources
• Promoting Healthy Brain Aging in the Time of a Pandemic
• Ability to Launch Autism & Transition
• Aging with Disabilities
• Borderline Personality Disorder & IDD
• Early Recognition of Dementia & IDD
• Everyday Supports-Adults with Dual Diagnosis
• National Task Force-Early Detection Dementia
• Overview-Mental Health Disorders & IDD
• NJ Crisis Response – C.A.R.E.S.
• See Me for Me-Person Centered Positive Supports
• Shared Decision Making-Mental Health-IDD
• Suicidality & IDD
• Voice & Choice-Wellness & Recovery
Supports Program and Community Care Program Policies and Procedures
A Quick Guide for Families was created and updated by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) in collaboration with the Regional Family Support Planning Councils. It includes concise summaries of DDD’s Supports and Community Care Programs.
Download the copy in English
Download the copy in Spanish
Download the copy in Korean
Printed copies can be requested using the following form here.
Due to public health emergency, requests will be fulfilled when our staff can safely return to the office. Thank you for your patience and understanding
Accessing Developmental Disability Services in New Jersey: A Resource Guide for Individuals and Their Families
The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information regarding how a person with a disability can access eligibility and intake for government-funded services. It is intended to assist individuals with disabilities and their families. Websites are provided when seeking additional information. Regulations and operating procedures change frequently, so the reader is encouraged to utilize the internet references supplied to obtain the most current information available.