News from NJ DDD: NJ CAT Notifications

The final batch of NJ CAT notification letters has now been distributed. (Notifications for individuals residing in licensed residential settings were distributed to residential providers). Please note that every individual who is eligible to receive and/or currently receiving Division-funded services must complete the NJ CAT (New Jersey Comprehensive Assessment Tool). If you do not receive a notification regarding completion of the NJ CAT, please contact the Supports Program Help Desk (DDD.SuppProgHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us).

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Tier Assignments
The Division has begun the process of releasing tier assignment information to individuals/families who submitted a request to receive that information. If it has been 30 days or more since you completed the NJ CAT assessment , you may submit a Request for Tier Assignment Form by uploading the completed form to our [DDD] secure online site or sending it via regular postal mail. Please see the form link and submission instructions below.

Please complete and submit the fillable Request for Tier Assignment Form, which is also available on the Fee-for-Service Implementation page of the Division’s website.

Submit Online (preferred method): Submit By Mail:
1. COMPLETE the fillable request form and SAVE to your computer files
2. Go to the secure site: https://secureupload.dhs.state.nj.us/su/
3. Enter Contact (Requestor’s) Name, Phone Number and Email Address
4. In the DDD SU Unit dropdown menu, please select “Request Tier”
5. Browse your computer files and UPLOAD the saved Form
6. Click Submit Tier Assignment Request
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726

Please note: due to the high volume of assessments being conducted, we expect it may take 60 – 90 days from completion of the NJ CAT in order for an individual to access this tiering information.

25th Anniversary Commemoration of the Passage of the ADA

donnaDonna Bouclier, participated in the 25th anniversary commemoration of the passage of the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, held outside Philadelphia City Hall at Richardson Dilworth Park on Saturday. She was on the Planning Committee of the very first ADA Celebration in Philadelphia three years ago for the inaugural display of Justin Dart’s wheelchair at the National Constitution Center. Donna reunited with Senator Tom Harkin, the original sponsor of the ADA, before he spoke to the hundreds of advocates who attended. She used to meet with Senator Harkin in Washington, DC when he was in the U.S. Senate, in her role as Co-President of NConSD (National Coalition on Self-Determination).