COSAC at a Glance


A Message from the

Executive Director    |    Mission,

Vision & Position Statements

COSAC at a Glance    |    History

& Awards


COSAC at a Glance

COSAC is the largest network of parents and professionals concerned with autism in New Jersey! The following is a highlight of the services that COSAC offers to the autism community.

Please see below for a listing of our Board of Trustees and Professional Advisory Board members.

n Toll-free Information & Referral Line, 1-800-4-AUTISM, that serves more than 6,000 callers per year

n Educational workshops and support groups for parents and other family members of children with autism

n Seminars, workshops, and special training to teachers and other professionals responsible for educating and caring for children and adults with autism

n Consultations to school, work or residential programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities

n Assistance with advocacy and legal rights issues for parents and guardians

n Promotion of autism awareness to the general public through collaboration with the media, businesses and concerned citizens

n Dissemination of current information about autism-related topics and events through our website and membership newsletters and magazine

n Nearly 40 informational publications and referral lists to educate readers about autism and available services

n Education of legislators and other state officials about issues that affect New Jersey’s autism community

n Annual Issues in Autism conference, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, that attracts more than 1,300 attendees

Board of Trustees

Steven Pellegrinelli, President

Michael P. Aquino, M.D., Vice President

Vincent Winterling, Ed.D., Vice President

Frank M. Simms, Treasurer

Steven Sobel, Secretary

Linda Walder Fiddle, Esq.

Norman Greenberg

Herbert D. Hinkle, Esq.

Anthony E. Meyer

Sarah Mitchell, Esq.

Kathleen Moore

Joel Redmount

Vincent J. Scanelli III

Katherine Solana

Erik Solberg, Ph.D.

Robert Titus

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA

Donald E. Wygal, Ph.D.

Judah Zeigler

Professional Advisory Board

Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.

Sandra Harris, Ph.D.

David Holmes, Ed.D

William Johnson, M.D.

Pat Krantz, Ph.D.

Audrey Mars, M.D.

Terry Page, Ph.D.

Nancy Richardson, M.Ed.

Erik Solberg, Ph.D.

Stanley Vitello, Ph.D.

Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA

Vincent Winterling, Ed.D.