Selecting and Evaluating a DDD Support Coordination Agency

People receiving support through New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) are able to choose the agency through which they will receive support coordination services.

A Support Coordination Agency assigns a Support Coordinator to work with the disabled individual and his/her family. The Support Coordinator works closely with clients to identify their needs, and then, based upon the needs-assessment, develops a service plan to ensure clients receive appropriate services. The coordinator also assists in linking disabled individuals to services and providers. The case is managed by the Support Coordinator through monthly monitoring.

The opportunity to select a Support Coordination Agency can be empowering as people with disabilities and their families select an agency that they believe will do the best job helping them plan for and obtain the supports and services they need.

An up-to-date list of all approved Support Coordination Agencies is attached here – [gview file=””]

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, part of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has developed two pamphlets which provide people with disabilities and their families with information and ideas that can help in the process of selecting a Support Coordination Agency through DDD.

The first pamphlet, entitled “Selecting A Support Coordination Agency: A Guide for People With Disabilities,” is attached here – [gview file=””]

The second pamphlet, entitled “Selecting a Support Coordination Agency: A Guide for Families,” is attached here –  [gview file=””]

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