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The Arc of New Jersey logo and information alert notice

In response to many inquiries about the differences between self-directed services through the NJ Medicaid Personal Preference Program (PPP) and the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute has created a fact sheet for families, self-advocates, and professionals.

The following fact sheet addresses eligibility standards, budget determination and use, and record keeping for each program. It also includes a list of key acronyms and a glossary of terms you may encounter while researching which program is right for you.

Click The Arc logo above to download the full fact sheet, or click here for our printer-friendly version. To view all The Arc fact sheets, visit their website at .

New: NJ Self-Directed Programs February 2021 Newsletter - Vendor

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NJ Self-Directed Programs January 2021 Newsletter - Vendor

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NJ Self-Directed Programs 'Special' December 2020 Newsletter

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NJ Self-Directed Programs November 2020 Newsletter

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Other Newsletters

NJ Self-Directed Programs March 2020 Newsletter

NJ Self-Directed Programs June 2019 Newsletter

NJ Self-Directed Programs March 2019 Newsletter


NEW Announcement: NJ Minimum Wage Increase

On Monday, February 4, 2019, Governor Murphy signed into law, legislation that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. On July 1, 2019, the first increase to $10 an hour wage went into effect. Public Partnerships has identified those who are currently earning less than $10 an hour whose wages will increase on July 1, 2019. The next expected rate increase is on January 1, 2020, then annually through 2024.


Announcement: NJ Sick Leave Law

In compliance with the NJ Sick Leave Law, employees who have been accruing sick time since 10/29/18 are now eligible to use sick time:

  • Employees that submit e-timesheets, can submit timesheets beginning with timesheet submission due on 3/11/19.
  • Employees that submit paper timesheets, can submit timesheets by calling Customer Service at 844-842-5891.


Read NJ Sick Leave FAQs for DDD employees.


Message to DDD Participants and Self-Directed Employees

All individuals currently enrolled in the DDD Self-Directed Employee (SDE) Option should continue to submit timesheets to Easter Seals until they are notified by Public Partnerships and have received the Public Partnerships Welcome Packet with SDE Timesheets.