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New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 6D-25

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For the purposes of this act:

a. “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Human Services.

b. “Developmental disability” means a severe, chronic disability of a person which:  (1) is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental or physical impairments;  (2) is manifest before age 22;  (3) is likely to continue indefinitely;  (4) results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity, that is, self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction and capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency;  and (5) reflects the need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.  Developmental disability includes, but is not limited to, severe disabilities attributable to an intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida and other neurological impairments where the above criteria are met.

c. “Director” means the Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

d. “Division” means the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

e. “Eligible developmentally disabled person with a developmental disability” means a person who is developmentally disabled pursuant to subsection b. of this section and who has been declared eligible for services provided by the division.

f. “Services for developmentally disabled persons with developmental disabilities” means specialized services or specialized adaptations of generic services provided by a public or private agency, organization or institution and directed toward the alleviation of a developmental disability or toward the social, personal, physical or economic habilitation or rehabilitation of a person with a developmental disability and includes care management, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, personal care, day care, domiciliary care, special living arrangements, training, education, vocational training, recreation, counseling of the person with the disability and his family, information and referral services and transportation services.

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