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New Jersey recently changed how it reimburses day habilitation programs that serve adults with intellectual disabilities. This change has resulted in a drop in funding that has placed significant financial strains on many day habilitation service providers, Easterseals New Jersey included. I know that you want to make sure those we serve have access to the care they need; this is why we are asking you to advocate for our program participants

Fix Day Habilitation Reimbursement Rates 

The New Jersey DDD Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Board will be holding a series of three hearings to listen to public comment on the current status of services in New Jersey. Easterseals New Jersey would like for you to join with other family members, guardians, staff members, and advocates to testify. We would be grateful if you joined us in speaking to this issue at one of the hearings.The dates, times and locations for the hearings are below:

  • Southern Region: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, The Arc of Atlantic County, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
  • Northern Region: Dec. 4, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West NJ, 901 Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981 
  • Central Region, Dec.7, 2019 , 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Department of Human Services, 5 Commerce Way, Hamilton, NJ 08691

Please email me at if you would like to join us in person.

If you are unable to attend, the Oversight Board is also accepting written testimony via email. Having as many advocates reach out to the Oversight Board as possible will be a critical piece in our campaign to ensure that our Day Habilitation programs are able to thrive.

Fix Day Habilitation Reimbursement Rates

If you are unable to join us for one of the hearings, please fill out the form to express your concerns with the fee-for-service rates. Thank you for your time and advocacy!

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