Support Coordination Go Bag
What You Need When You're Preparing for Adult (21+) Services
The Supports Program is a Medicaid waiver program through which adults (21 and older) with intellectual and developmental disabilities that live in a non-licensed setting (typically a family member’s home) can access state services through the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). A support coordination agency is a DDD funded service that assists individuals in gaining access to needed programs and state services, as well as needed medical, social, educational and other services.
To find a list of support coordination agencies click HERE.
Once an individual becomes eligible for DDD services he or she may choose a support coordination agency that they wish to work with, or DDD will auto assign an agency to that person. To select an agency submit the Support Coordination Agency Selection Form to DDD’s Support Coordination Helpdesk (DDD.SuppProgHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us). An individual may select a new agency at any time (it may take up to 30 days for the request to take effect) by submitting a new Support Coordination Agency Selection Form to the Support Coordination Helpdesk (DDD.SuppProgHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us).
A Support Coordination Agency will assign a professional Support Coordinator, who will contact the individual and their family to begin the person-centered planning process. The Support Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining the Individualized Service Plan (ISP) with the individual, the individual's family, and other team members designated by the individual. The Support Coordinator is also responsible for the ongoing monitoring of services included in the Individualized Service Plan.
To access services through DDD's Supports Program an individual must:
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Be determined to be eligible for DDD services
- DDD Intake Application
- NJ CAT Assessment
- Be determined to be Medicaid eligible
- Not be enrolled on any other Medicaid waiver (such as DDD's Community Care Waiver)
Once DDD eligibility (including Medicaid eligibility) has been determined, an individual must:
- Complete the Support Coordination Agency Selection Form and be assigned to a Support Coordination Agency
- With the Support Coordinator, complete the Person-Centered Planning Tool (PCPT)
- With the Support Coordinator, complete the Individualized Service Plan (ISP)