The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, based on its interpretation of the new Center for Medicaid Management Services housing policy, is threatening to close all manner of housing it deems noncompliant with these two models, and this impact could be enormous.
For example, in 2014, United Way opened Airmount Woods in New Jersey to house eight adults with high-need autism, but now the state's position is that the concentration of eight young adults is no longer eligible for funding. Where would these autistic adults go? No one knows, and the state already has 7,000 people with developmental disabilities on waitlists.
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