Parent Services and Support
COSAC’s Parent Services provide parents and other family members with a better understanding of autism and related pervasive developmental disorders, strategies for teaching their child, and strategies for handling behavior problems in the home. COSAC recognizes the unique challenges of raising a child with a developmental disability, so Parent Services are also designed to provide support to families of children with autism and related developmental disabilities.
Visit the Mission & Position Statements page for information about COSAC's Treatment Philosophy and Position Statements on Educational Treatment Recommendations and Information Dissemination.
New Online Information Service
Beginning this month, users of COSAC’s website have access to a new service in order to gain information about autism and autism providers. This free service, powered by talkAutism, allows individuals or organizations serving the autism community to access, search, and even input their own entry into an up-to-date resource directory or message board. talkAutism’s aim, through its partnership with sponsoring organizations, is to be an effective network for the autism community. Click on the Information & Referral link above for more information and access to talkAutism.
If you cannot find what you are looking for at talkAutism, don’t stop there! COSAC has many methods of providing the information that you need. Browse through the rest of this website, particularly under Information & Referral. If you still cannot find what you are looking for, feel free to call us! Our Advocacy & Information Services department will be glad to answer any questions you may have or direct you to those that can. You can reach us at 1-800-4-AUTISM (in New Jersey only) or 609-883-8100.
[Note: Most parent support services are available only to residents of New Jersey. Out-of-state families are encouraged to request our National Directory of Autism Programs and Services for resources in their area.]