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Thank you, Chief Scheer and the entire Berlin Police Department! We are excited to see you become part of the growing nu...
01/05/2024

Thank you, Chief Scheer and the entire Berlin Police Department! We are excited to see you become part of the growing number of departments implementing the Blue Envelope initiative and are grateful that you reached out to Autism NJ and your own community while developing this program. This initiative represents progress, inclusiveness, and a willingness to understand diverse needs. Great job, Berlin PD!

In law enforcement interactions, individuals with autism can be mistakenly perceived as disrespectful or even suspicious...
01/03/2024

In law enforcement interactions, individuals with autism can be mistakenly perceived as disrespectful or even suspicious. As Autism New Jersey's Dr. Suzanne Buchanan says in this interview, a voluntary autism notation on a driver's license can help.

Stay tuned for information about our statewide initiative in the next few weeks.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (PIX11) – Police have made great strides in their relationships with those on the autism spectrum. Later this year, comes the next stride: The option of a notation of aut…

Wishing you a New Year filled with endless possibilities, kindness, and joy! 🎉   #2024
01/01/2024

Wishing you a New Year filled with endless possibilities, kindness, and joy! 🎉
#2024

Only 2 more days to make your end-of-year donation! We provide essential resources and a support system for families nav...
12/29/2023

Only 2 more days to make your end-of-year donation!

We provide essential resources and a support system for families navigating the complexities of autism. Your generosity enables us to expand our services, offer programs for caregiver wellness, and ensure no family feels alone in this journey. Join us in creating a stronger support network. Donate today and help us be there for more families. ❤️🧡💛

https://autismnj.org/annual-fund/2023

Researchers from Montclair State University are seeking children in grades 6-8 with an IEP to participate in a research ...
12/28/2023

Researchers from Montclair State University are seeking children in grades 6-8 with an IEP to participate in a research study to provide deeper understanding of the experiences of students so teacher educators can better prepare teachers for supporting learners with IEPs and creating a more inclusive environment.

https://autismnj.org/news/join-a-montclair-state-university-study-share-your-school-experience-with-an-iep/

Researchers from Montclair State University are seeking children in grades 6-8 with an IEP.

Wishing you a meaningful and joyous Kwanzaa! 🕯️✨
12/26/2023

Wishing you a meaningful and joyous Kwanzaa! 🕯️✨

Wishing you all the joys of the season! ✨May your homes be filled with love, laughter, and the warmth of family and frie...
12/25/2023

Wishing you all the joys of the season! ✨May your homes be filled with love, laughter, and the warmth of family and friends.

Help us continue elevating this vital conversation and make healthcare more accessible and compassionate for those with ...
12/22/2023

Help us continue elevating this vital conversation and make healthcare more accessible and compassionate for those with autism. Your support matters. Donate today and be a part of this essential change. ❤️🧡🧡

https://autismnj.org/annual-fund/2023

Researchers from Rutgers University  Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center  are seeking caregivers to participate i...
12/21/2023

Researchers from Rutgers University Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center are seeking caregivers to participate in a research study to examine the relationship between values-based living and quality of life in caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

https://autismnj.org/news/participate-in-a-study-the-relationship-between-valued-living-and-quality-of-life-in-caregivers/

Researchers from Rutgers Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center are seeking caregivers to participate in a research study.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from The Children’s System of Care. The Assistive Technology program for youth with intellectual/...
12/20/2023

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from The Children’s System of Care. The Assistive Technology program for youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities is reopen.

Interested families may call PerformCare at 877.652.7624 to request Assistive Technology services and complete the FSS application over the phone.

www.performcarenj.org/pdf/families/family-support-services-facts.pdf

An ABLE account is a tax-advantaged savings account for individuals with disabilities. Our 800.4.AUTISM Helpline can hel...
12/18/2023

An ABLE account is a tax-advantaged savings account for individuals with disabilities.

Our 800.4.AUTISM Helpline can help families and self-advocates with questions about ABLE accounts, qualified expenses, tax consequences, and more!

https://autismnj.org/article/nj-able-frequently-asked-questions/

New Jersey Division of Disability Services answers some of the most frequently asked questions about ABLE accounts.

Every contribution counts towards building safer communities for individuals with autism. Together, let's create a world...
12/15/2023

Every contribution counts towards building safer communities for individuals with autism. Together, let's create a world where safety, health, and happiness are within reach for everyone. ❤️🧡💛

https://autismnj.org/donate

The impact of your contributions is profound! Our 800.4.AUTISM Helpline saw an overwhelming increase in calls this year,...
12/15/2023

The impact of your contributions is profound! Our 800.4.AUTISM Helpline saw an overwhelming increase in calls this year, emphasizing the crucial need for assistance in New Jersey's autism community.

Join us as we step into the New Year with renewed dedication to ensure safety, prioritize health, and foster happiness for autistic individuals and their families. ❤️🧡💛

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There remains much work to be done and we need your help. Please show your support by investing in our mission.

Researchers are seeking input from BCBAs on their practices surrounding the consideration of medical needs of their clie...
12/14/2023

Researchers are seeking input from BCBAs on their practices surrounding the consideration of medical needs of their clients. Your input will help to inform future research and resource development in this area in our field.

https://autismnj.org/news/researchers-are-seeking-input-from-behavior-analysts-for-a-medical-needs-research-study/

Researchers from Bancroft, Rider University, Trumpet Behavioral Health, SUNY Upstate Medical University, La Salle University, and NeurAbilities Healthcare are conducting this study.

Input from BCBAs on their practices surrounding the consideration of medical needs to their clients is needed.

12/11/2023

Thank you to our friends, the Kelly family, and Vineyard Vines Shrewsbury for supporting Autism New Jersey and our autism community! ✨ Happy Holidays! ✨

May the Festival of Lights bring you warmth, joy, and cherished moments with family and friends! 🕎
12/07/2023

May the Festival of Lights bring you warmth, joy, and cherished moments with family and friends! 🕎

Researchers at TCU – Texas Christian University are seeking parents or caregivers of children between the ages of five a...
12/07/2023

Researchers at TCU – Texas Christian University are seeking parents or caregivers of children between the ages of five and eleven whose children have received a formal ADOS score for a research study on the effectiveness of screening tools in detecting autism spectrum disorders in children.

https://autismnj.org/news/research-study-on-the-effectiveness-of-screening-tools-in-detecting-autism-in-children/

Researchers at Texas Christian University are seeking parents or caregivers of children between the ages of 5 and 11 whose children have received a formal ADOS score.

We commended the federal government for updating these important regulations and urged the Department to explicitly incl...
12/06/2023

We commended the federal government for updating these important regulations and urged the Department to explicitly include discussion and examples of sensory, communication, and behavioral accessibility throughout the regulatory update.

https://autismnj.org/news/autism-new-jersey-submits-federal-public-comment-on-disability-discrimination/

The federal rule proposal seeks to strengthen the implementation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, which prohibits disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Parents rely on medical professionals to help keep their kids healthy. But for parents of children with autism trips to ...
12/05/2023

Parents rely on medical professionals to help keep their kids healthy. But for parents of children with autism trips to the doctor can be difficult and stressful.

Do you have a story about a doctor who was great or an appointment that wasn’t? https://autismnj.org/advancing-healthcare-feedback/

Planning on giving money this holiday season? 💵 🎁 Read our article to learn about the potential pitfalls involved in giv...
12/04/2023

Planning on giving money this holiday season? 💵 🎁 Read our article to learn about the potential pitfalls involved in giving a loved one with autism a monetary gift and the tools that families can use to maximize quality of life while preserving government benefits.

https://autismnj.org/article/notes-buckets-and-beneficiaries/

The search for information and direction about financial assistance and special needs planning can be frustrating.

Today, on National Special Education Day, we celebrate the landmark legislation that has transformed the lives of countl...
12/02/2023

Today, on National Special Education Day, we celebrate the landmark legislation that has transformed the lives of countless individuals – the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Enacted on this day in 1975, IDEA ensures that every child with a disability has access to a free and appropriate public education.

Let's honor the tireless efforts of educators, families, and advocates who champion inclusive education for all learners!

https://autismnj.org/information-services/age-related-concerns/school-aged/

School Aged (3-21 years) Special Education Rights School districts are responsible for the education of a child with autism from the age of 3 to 21 if appropriate. They are also responsible for any related services the child may need to benefit from their special education. Special education rights....

12/01/2023

✨EMBRACE THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON ✨This holiday season, let's celebrate acceptance and joy together!

Share your experiences, recommendations, and the magical moments you encounter that create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ❄️🎅🕎

the autism spectrum and their families.

We're flipping the script on   and giving THANKS to YOU for your support, inspiration, and tools that help us make a dif...
11/28/2023

We're flipping the script on and giving THANKS to YOU for your support, inspiration, and tools that help us make a difference!

As an agency, we are beyond proud of the work we have accomplished in 2023. Look at What You Helped Us Achieve! ❤️🧡💛

Wishing you all a day filled with love, laughter, and countless reasons to be thankful. Happy  ! ❤️🧡💛
11/23/2023

Wishing you all a day filled with love, laughter, and countless reasons to be thankful. Happy ! ❤️🧡💛

Proud of Board member Maria Leary quoted in this balanced article about the spectrum of needs in the autism community. I...
11/22/2023

Proud of Board member Maria Leary quoted in this balanced article about the spectrum of needs in the autism community. Important to understand all perspectives and advocate for the services necessary for everyone to be safe, healthy, and happy. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2023/11/18/profound-autism-labels-neurodiversity/

Amid a burgeoning neurodiversity movement, some say autistic children who are nonverbal and intellectually disabled are being left behind.

⭐Ambassador Sponsorship Opportunity! ⭐ Sponsor our Rack Card and help bring information about autism to the workplace, l...
11/17/2023

⭐Ambassador Sponsorship Opportunity! ⭐ Sponsor our Rack Card and help bring information about autism to the workplace, libraries, events, schools, and more! We print and distribute 30,000 rack cards throughout NJ each April for free! Check out the details on this popular tool!



https://autismnj.org/awareness/ambassador-program-sponsorship-2/

As we celebrate National Young Readers Week, we want to extend a BIG thank you to Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) for sp...
11/15/2023

As we celebrate National Young Readers Week, we want to extend a BIG thank you to Greenwich Autism Alliance (GAA) for sponsoring, "A Kid's Guide to Autism Acceptance!"

We're excited to be able to provide families and educators with this fun activity book at no charge through our Ambassador Program. Registration opens in December!

11/15/2023

November is , a time to recognize and honor family caregivers. Unseen: Caregiver Documentary offers the opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.

Researchers from Rowan University are inviting adults 18-45 with autism, current depression, or past depression to  part...
11/15/2023

Researchers from Rowan University are inviting adults 18-45 with autism, current depression, or past depression to participate in a study of thinking styles, feelings, and health.

Researchers from Rowan University are seeking individuals aged 18-45 to participate in the Roundabout Minds Project.

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