Community Resource

Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

(732) 235-9300
New Brunswick

Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

The Boggs Center is New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and is part of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pediatrics. Since its inception in 1983, The Center has emphasized a community based, lifespan approach to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Boggs Center provides community and student training and technical assistance, conducts research, and disseminates information and educational materials. Activities of The Boggs Center are guided by our Consumer Advisory Council, and partnerships with people with disabilities, families, state and community agencies, and policymakers.

The Federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services provides The Boggs Center’s core funding. The Center also receives funding from the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities and the NJ Department of Education, as well as other grants, contracts, and fee-for-service training and technical assistance.

Community Supports 

  • Community Positive Behavior Support 
  • Cultural Competence  
  • Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series 
  • Direct Support Workforce Development
  • Person-Centered Approaches and Supports


  • Community-Based Instruction
  • Positive Behavior Support in Schools
  • Promoting Effective Transition to Adult Life using Person-Centered Approaches
  • Positive Behavior Support Training and Consultation in Educational Settings


  • Supported Employment Training and Technical Assistance


  • Primary Health Care Coordination for Adults with Disabilities in collaboration with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
  • Transition to Adult Health Care  
  • Health Services Research
  • Aging and End of Life Issues for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • Self Pay
  • State Funding
Areas Served
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 04/23/24