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Autism New Jersey has been the states autism resource for nearly 5 decades. We have experts available to media on a variety of subjects including: research, diagnosis and treatment, prevalence, resources and services available to families and professionals. If you are a member of the media, please contact Jessica Barkosky, Communications & Marketing Manager at 609.588.8200 x 25 or email

About Autism 

Some Common Questions about Autism
A brochure for the general public, written in non-technical terms, giving general facts about autism and related developmental disorders. Download for free





State the FactsState the Facts
This one-page fact sheet is a quick guide that outlines the signs, prevalence, causes and costs of autism.  Download




Rack Card
This convenient hand out simply answers the question, What is Autism?  It also outline how Autism New Jersey is a valuable resource to the autism community. Download





 About Autism New Jersey


Agency Brochure
Autism New Jersey's programs and services focus on Training and Education, Information Services, Clinical Expertise and Awareness. Download




Autism New Jersey Position StatementsPosition Statements
Clarifies Autism New Jersey's position on the treatment of autism, defines Autism New Jersey's position on the dissemination of information and describes Autism New Jersey's point of view on the use of restrictive procedures. Download



Executive Director Bio 
Staff List 
Autism New Jersey Logo

Recent News Coverage

NJ 101.5
A New Approach to Care Coordination for Autistic Kids
April 22, 2015

The NJ Department of Health is funding studies to develop what’s called the “Autism Health Needs Medical Home Pilot Project.” The initiative calls for an autistic child’s pediatrician to work closely with other doctors and therapists offering treatment.This is an important step in the right direction, according to Suzanne Buchanan, the executive director of Autism New Jersey. Read more>>


The Bergen Dispatch
Acting Governor Guadagno Recognizes Autism Awareness Month at Second Annual Autism New Jersey Transition Conference
April 21, 2015

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno continued the Administration’s commemoration of April as Autism Awareness Month by addressing the 2nd Annual Transition Conference hosted by Autism New Jersey. Read more>>


Politicker NJ
March 9, 2015

Autism New Jersey Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Buchanan praised Senate President Sweeney for his resolution to designate 'Wold Autism Awareness Day' and Legislation Authorizing Creation of ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience’ Accounts for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Both passing Committee. Read more>>  

The Star Ledger
February 20, 2015

Autism New Jersey Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Buchanan attends the second and final hearing on New Jersey's "transition plan" to shift more state and federal Medicaid funding to community housing and employment. Read more>>

The Record
January 3, 2015

Autism New Jersey Information Manager, Elena Graziosi shares Autism New Jersey's, focus on educating insurance companies about the expense and duration of successful treatment programs for people with autism. Read more>>

The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 10, 2014

Autism New Jersey Information Manager, Elena Graziosi discusses the amount of Helpline calls the agency receives regarding healthcare/insurance mandate questions. Autism New Jersey hosts a working group where representatives from the state, insurers, parents, and others discuss issues. Read more>>

The Star Ledger
May 29, 2014

Autism New Jersey Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Buchanan discusses how Autism New Jersey is working with the state’s insurance carriers to standardize the codes and requirements for ABA reimbursement. Read more>>

Asbury Park Press
April 24, 2014

Autism New Jersey's Executive Director at Autism New Jersey helps to interpret prevalence numbers and answers a variety of questions relating to the causes of autism, areas of focus for research, gaps in funding and other autism-related issues in a recent article, @Issue: Autism on the rise: Why? What's being done about it? Read more>>


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