Art Ball, Director of Government Affairs
Art received a BA from St. Bonaventure University. He has spent more than 25 years in the human services field and worked on behalf of the United Cerebral Palsy Association and at-risk youth. As Director of Government Affairs, Art interacts with members of the New Jersey Legislature and appointed officials at all levels of government in the New Jersey Departments of Human Services, Education and Health and Senior Services. He tracks, analyzes and summarizes relevant state and federal legislation and attends Legislative/Governmental Committee meetings relevant to the autism community. He keeps current with laws, policies, procedures, pending legislation, administrative codes and court rulings that impact individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
“One of the things I most enjoy about working for COSAC is the incredible passion and determination I see in the parents and family members of children and adults with autism. They have an amazing drive and commitment to make things better for their own children and to change the whole system so that it better addresses the needs of people with autism of all ages.”