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New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 1-1.4

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a. The Commissioner of Human Services, or the commissioner's designee, in consultation with the Commissioner of Children and Families, the Commissioner of Community Affairs, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Commissioner of Transportation, or their designees, shall develop a timeline that lists activities that an individual with a developmental disability may engage in, at a certain age or range of ages, in order to gain the benefit of a State or federal program or fulfill an obligation, as applicable.  The timeline shall be arranged by age, as appropriate, and include information about where to access information about the activity, if applicable.

b. The activities to be included on the timeline developed pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) applying for adult services for individuals with developmental disabilities;

(2) determining if guardianship is necessary and the type of guardianship services appropriate for the individual;

(3) applying for assistance from State or federal housing programs;

(4) applying for benefits from the federal Social Security Administration;

(5) applying for benefits under the “Personal Assistance Services Act,” P.L.1987, c. 350 (C.30:4G-13 et seq.);

(6) if male, registering with the federal Selective Service System;

(7) applying for financial aid for admission to institutions of higher education;

(8) applying for employment or for assistance with job searches;  and

(9) contacting the Department of Transportation to learn about transportation services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

c. The Commissioner of Human Services shall:  post the timeline developed pursuant to this section on the official website of the Department of Human Services;  share the timeline with the Commissioner of Education and Commissioner of Children and Families;  and update the timeline as new information becomes available.

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