New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:6d-36 - Family Support System

30:6D-36. Family Support System
4. a. There is established in the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Human Services a Family Support System to create flexible supports designed to strengthen and promote families who provide care within the family home for a family member with a developmental disability.

b. The Statewide system shall include, but not be limited to the following services: after school care; cash subsidies; communication and interpreter services; counseling services; crisis intervention; day care; equipment and supplies; estate and transition planning; home and vehicle modification; home health services; homemaker assistance; housing assistance; medical and dental care not otherwise covered; parent education and training; personal assistance services; recreation services; respite care for families; self advocacy training; service coordination; specialized diagnosis and evaluation; specialized nutrition and clothing; therapeutic or nursing services; transportation; voucher services; and other services as identified by the family.

c. A family is eligible to participate in the system if the family resides in the State; the family member has a developmental disability and is eligible for services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities; and the family meets the income, need and other criteria established by the Commissioner of Human Services. The commissioner shall establish income, need and other criteria to ensure that the expenditures for the system are within the limits of the funds available for the purposes of this act.

d. A family may either receive services from an agency under contract with the department or may exchange a voucher for services of its choice.


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