Navigating the DDD Process

Navigating the DDD Process

Do you have questions about the process of application for Applying for Determination of Eligibility? You have come to the right place!  Find links and resources to help guide you on the journey. 

Applications for eligibility for developmental disability services for children under age 18 must be submitted to PerformCare, the single access point into the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC).

The application materials below may be downloaded and printed out for completion by hand. You may also call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 to request that the application materials be mailed to you. Please refer to the instructions below for guidance on completing the required application forms and submitting the required supporting documentation.

March 16, 2022  

Office of Education on Self-Directed Services

The Office of Education on Self-Directed Services provides a centralized place for the delivery of education and training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving services, their families, advocates, support coordinators, interested community partners and other internal and external stakeholders. 

December 23, 2021  

Performcare: Applying for Determination of Eligibility for youth under 18

The application materials below may be downloaded and printed out for completion by hand. You may also call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 to request that the application materials be mailed to you. Please refer to the instructions below for guidance on completing the required application forms and submitting the required supporting documentation.

December 23, 2021  

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

Apply for Services- Determine whether you are eligible to receive services from the Division's provider network.  Highlighted resources guide in English and Spanish, finding a provider and Crisis Response System.

December 23, 2021  

Applying for Services when 21 and older

Individuals receiving services through school are able to continue doing so through age 21. If you choose to graduate or leave school between the ages of 18 and 21, it is critical to discuss service options with your school’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team and transition coordinator.

December 23, 2021  

Community Services Office Locations

There are nine Community Services Offices serving all 21 New Jersey counties. Please see the DDD Office Contact Directory for contact information by unit/area of expertise.

To find the appropriate office, click on the individual's County of Residence:

December 23, 2021  

Hunterdon County Office of Disabilities Services

The Hunterdon County Office of Disability Services helps to provide a coordinated approach to the resources available for people with disabilities, their families and other members of the community. The Office on Disability Services is part of the Hunterdon County Department of Human Services' Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran Services.