Family Support & Respite

Family Support
Family support services provide caretaking support for the person with developmental and/or multiple physical disabilities. Support services offer individuals and their families the ability to develop independence and self-sufficiency.

Self Directed Respite
This option provides stipends to families to enable them to choose and train their own respite provider. This allows families to define their own services and to develop flexible support networks within their community.

Time After Program (TAP)
The TAP program offers children and adults therapeutic recreational activities with trained personal assistants and nursing support. Services are offered weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Schroth and Lehmann Centers.

Services Available for Family Support:

  • Access to transdisciplinary services
  • Assistance in personal care including bathing, toileting, grooming
  • Assistance with medication
  • Evaluations
  • Feeding
  • Home assessment of personal care requirements
  • Recreation and leisure assistance
  • Social services
  • Training in the use of adaptive equipment


Eligibility for Family Support:
All persons who participate in family support services must be registered with and referred by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities. To reach the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) call 1-800-832-9173 or go to