Autism 101

Autism 101 What are autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)? ASDs are neurodevelopmental disorders that are characterized by impairments in social interaction, communication, and behavior. Specifically, individuals with ASDs have difficulty interacting with others and using language in conversation. They also have a restricted range of interests or engage in repetitive behaviors. These deficits are usually evident …

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Treatment

Treatment When a child receives a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents are immediately faced with many important decisions. Choosing a treatment for your child can be a confusing and overwhelming process. While you can easily find information about a variety of treatment approaches, sometimes the extensive amount of information available makes it …

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Useful Links

Useful Links Federally-Mandated State Agencies New Jersey Council on Developmental DisabilitiesThe New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, funded by the federal government and the state of New Jersey, is mandated to be a leading change agent in the state, responsible for a vision of what the lives of people with developmental disabilities should be.   …

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Autism New Jersey at a Glance

Autism New Jersey at a Glance Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism and their families. The following list summarizes our efforts. Clicking on the links below will take you to additional information about these services: A Lifeline Toll-free Information & …

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Contact government agencies

Contact government agencies Autism New Jersey’s advocacy activities include monitoring and providing feedback to state and federal legislatures and public administrations on policies that affect services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families. Click on the links below for information regarding relevant public agencies and service systems: Federal AgenciesNew Jersey State Agencies For more …

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