Meeting the Employment Transportation Needs of People with Disabilities in New Jersey

New Jersey

~~“Getting and keeping a job can be a challenge for anyone, regardless of disability status.  For people with disabilities in New Jersey, the challenge can be even greater.  Although the state has a large and extensive public transportation network, many suburban and rural areas have little or no public transportation.  In addition, in areas where transportation options are available, they are not always accessible and affordable.  
 
In an effort to address transportation and other barriers to work for people with disabilities wishing to work in a competitive work environment, in 2000, the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Disability Services (DDS) applied for and was awarded a Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 Medicaid Infrastructure Grant from the federal Health Care Financing Administration.  The goal of the project, is to design and implement services that support individuals with disabilities as they secure and sustain competitive employment in an integrated setting. “ 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Partnerships
Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Date Enacted: 
01/01/2005
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