Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services
The State of New Jersey and PerformCare work together to administer the publicly-funded developmental disability service delivery system for children and youth up to age 21. PerformCare has been helping families access public behavioral health services in partnership with the Department of Children and Families Division of Children's System of Care for many years.
The expansion of this System of Care model to also serve children with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a significant step forward toward an integrated approach that allows for better coordinated care for all youth. Review the links below for more information about services and support available to eligible youth with developmental disabilities.
Applying for eligibility
Eligibility for developmental disability services are governed by state laws that define certain requirements that must be met. If you already applied and were determined eligible by the Division of Developmental Disabilities with an application submitted to them before January 1, 2013, you do not need to reapply.
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for families of children with developmental disabilities (PDF)
- Preguntas frecuentes (FAQ) para familias de niños con discapacidades del desarrollo (PDF)
- Perguntas frequentes (FAQ) de famílias com filhos com atraso de desenvolvimento (PDF)
- 발달 장애가 있는 아동의 가족을 위한 자주 묻는 질문(FAQ) (PDF)
- 发育障碍儿童家庭常见问题 (FAQ) (PDF)
- Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services available through the NJ Children's System of Care (PDF)
- Family support services (PDF)
Certain caregivers of youth who have been determined eligible for developmental disability services may request support designed to help make caring for youth in the home and community easier.
- Family support services assistive technology (PDF)
- Servicios de apoyo a la familia (PDF)
Para las familias de los jóvenes elegibles para los servicios a las personas con discapacidades del desarrollo.
- Servicio de apoyo a la familia mediante la tecnologia asistencial (PDF)
- Summer camp assistance
Financial assistance is available to offset a portion of the cost of summer camp for certain youth.
Additional links from CSOC stakeholders
- Fight The Flu: It's Important To The Disability Community – From the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities (Added July 22, 2022)
- Getting a Flu Shot: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – From the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities (PDF) (Added October 28, 2020)
- The Revised Family Crisis Handbook (PDF)*
This handbook can assist you and your family with daily challenges, including overcoming barriers to care.
* PerformCare and the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) provide this information for your convenience. However, this document was not authored by PerformCare or CSOC. If you have questions or believe any of the information to be erroneous, please contact the document’s publishers.