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July 2, 2020

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Wants to Hear from YOU

The NJCDD is developing its Five-Year StatePlan for 2022- 2026. We want to hear from YOU - individuals with I/DD, families, caregivers and other stakeholders about what is working; what needs to change; and, how it could be changed for individuals with I/DD and their families.

March 27, 2020

American Academy of Pediatrics Releases New Recommendations for Youth's Media Use

Today’s children grow up immersed in digital media, which has both positive and negative effects on healthy development. The nation’s largest group of pediatricians provides new set of recommendations and resources, including an interactive media use planning tool, to help families balance digital and real life from birth to adulthood.

January 29, 2020

NJCDD School Safety Report

Plan for emergency situations  fires, natural disasters, active shooters, terrorism, and even the unplanned release of chemicals

October 29, 2019

DDD Health and Safety Resources

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is committed to ensuring the safety and health of the individuals we serve. This begins by ensuring that providers and caregivers have access to quality resources that can inform and educate them about health-related issues that can affect individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

September 30, 2019

DDD Graduates Timeline Now Available

DDD’s Timeline for Students Exiting School and Turning 21, commonly known as the Graduates Timeline, is now available. This timeline provides next steps for students who are turning 21, exiting the school system, and interested in accessing adult services through DDD.

June 10, 2019

The Revised Family Crisis Handbook Now Available

The Revised Family Crisis Handbook: A Mental Health, Stabilization, and Wellness Toolkit is now available online, at no cost.  This is an extremely valuable resource for individuals with disabilities who have a dual diagnosis, their families, and professional caregivers.