New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC)/Performcare 


CSOC serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and children with substance use challenges and their families.  CSOC provides services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment. PerformCare is the Administrative Service Organization (ASO) for CSOC.

DCP&P (formerly DYFS), is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families. DCP&P is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranging for the child’s protection and the family’s treatment.


Department of Children & Families and Department of Health Central Intake

Central Intake provides families and providers with easy access for resource information and referrals to local community services that promote child and family wellness. The range of services include—prenatal care, infant/child health, family planning, nutrition/WIC, home visiting (Healthy Families, Parents As Teachers, Nurse-Family Partnership), Head Start/Early Head Start, child care services, preschool programs, Family Success Centers, early intervention, special child health services, behavioral health, domestic violence support, financial needs/public assistance services, substance use/addiction treatment, and much more. The primary focus of central intake is to facilitate linkages from pregnancy to age five.


County Council for Young Children (CCYC)

The County Council for Young Children (CCYC) were established to strengthen collaboration between parents, families, and local community stakeholders with health, early care and education, family support, and other service providers. This shared leadership philosophy includes parents as active partners with service providers and community leaders helping to identify the needs, concerns, aspirations and successes of our collective efforts to positively impact the health, education and well-being of children from pregnancy/birth to age 8.


New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS)-NJ Department of Health

NJEIS implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.


Special Child Health Services (SCHS)-NJ Department of Health

Each county in NJ has a  SCHS Case Management Unit.  SCHS Case Managers work with the child’s family and  physicians to evaluate an affected child’s strengths and needs; and develops an individual service plan for the child and family. They focus on the medical, educational, developmental, social and economic needs of the child and family.


Project CHILD FIND-NJ Department of Education

Project Child Find is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.


SPAN Parent Advocacy Network


The SPAN Parent Advocacy Network is an independent non-profit organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth.   SPAN is New Jersey’s  Parent Training and Information Center; Family to Family Health Information Center; Family Voices State Affiliate Organization; Parent to Parent USA affiliate; and a chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.


Mom2Mom Helpline Program


24/7 Peer Support Services for Moms of Special Needs Children and Adults.


Autism New Jersey


Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.


Autism, Navigating Through the Maze, 3rd Edition-NJ Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Office on Autism

A Family Guide to Navigating the New Jersey Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities


New Jersey’s Child Evaluation Centers

A statewide network of  Child Evaluation Centers (CECs) which provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations of children with congenital or acquired neuro-developmental and behavioral disorders.


Planning for Adult Life, The Arc of New Jersey

Planning for Adult Life is a statewide project funded by the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) to assist young adults (between the ages of 16-21) with developmental disabilities and their families in charting a life course for adulthood.


New Jersey Career Connections-Steps in the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) Process

The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) works with students who have disabilities, including those with a 504 Plan or other documented disability that impedes a students ability to succeed in competitive employment.


The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

(609) 292-3745

The NJCDD provides a platform for individuals, family members, advocates, and public and private agencies to develop a coordinated social policy for advancing the rights and opportunities of New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities.