Jump to navigation. Snapshots are informational only. You must apply to find out what programs or waivers you qualify for. Click on the program names below to learn more. The BI waiver is a program to provide a home or community-based alternative to hospital or specialized nursing facility care, for persons with a brain injury.
Programs for Individuals with Physical or Developmental Disabilities
Disability Impacts All of Us Infographic | CDC
Adults with disabilities are 3 times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities. Nearly half of all adults with disabilities get no aerobic physical activity, an important health behavior to help avoid these chronic diseases. More than 21 million US adults 18—64 years of age have a disability. These are adults with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; hearing; seeing; or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions. Most adults with disabilities are able to participate in physical activity, yet nearly half of them get no aerobic physical activity. Physical activity benefits all adults, whether or not they have a disability, by reducing their risk of serious chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers.
Adults with Disabilities
The New Jersey Department of Human Services works in partnership with families, consumers, advocacy groups, service providers and state and municipal officials throughout the state to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are protected and that they and their families have access to quality programs and services that meet their needs. Services include, but are not limited to, the provision of health care for people with special needs, community living, employment-related and day programs, community-based mental health and in-patient care for both children and adults with emotional and behavioral problems, and assistive technological devices for people who are blind or deaf. Services for people with disabilities are accessed through the following divisions, offices and programs:.
Adults living with disabilities are more likely to be obese, smoke, have heart disease and diabetes:. Join CDC and its partners as we work together to improve the health of people living with disabilities. CDC and its partners work together to improve the lives of people with disabilities by:. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.