For young adults with disabilities, graduation means more then receiving the coveted high school diploma. For those young adults turning 21 it signifies the exhaustion of their educational entitlement and the point at which it becomes necessary for the young adult to transition from services under the Department of Children & Families (DCF) to the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
The 2018 Graduates Guide is here! The Division of Developmental Disabilities publishes a timeline for individuals graduating to help guide them through the process of transition and can be found by clicking here.
NOTE: As stated by NJ DDD – all new graduates born after January 1, 1997 must go through the full intake process including completion and submission of the DDD Intake Application and supporting documentation – to ensure eligibility.
CAU can provide you with assistance in the transition by:
- Help you through the application process so that you may be approved to receive services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
- Assist in the process that will ensure Medicaid eligibility and through our Representative Payeeship Program can assist you maintain Medicaid status
- Help you understand the NJ-Comprehensive Assessment Tool (NJ-CAT) and guide you through completion
- Direct you to one of our Planning for Adult Life sessions that will educate you and your family on the services available through the NJ-DDD, Service Providers, and what natural and community resources are available to help maintain a full and active life for your loved one
- Either suggest a qualified Support Coordinator or become your Support Coordinator and work together to build a person-centered support plan that utilizes your Supports Plan budget and community resources to maximize your loved ones life
- Providing mentorship and answer any questions you may have through this new life experience
Contact us today to learn more:
CAU Intake & Referral Department
908-354-3040 | Info@caunj.org