Get Involved in Public Policy
Autism New Jersey works to influence federal and state legislation and regulations in ways that benefits New Jerseyans with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) of all ages. We can educate you on how these laws and regulations affect your family and the entire community. The more you know, the more you can help make a difference.
Election Day and Voting
The most important way you can get involved in our public policy efforts is to exercise your right to vote!
Tuesday, October 18: Last day you can register to vote in the November 8th General Election. Questions? Visit the New Jersey Division of Elections for voting information.
Tuesday, November 8: The general election for President and 12 congressional seats.
Find your polling location.
Election Resources and Links
Our friends at the Arc of New Jersey have produced a "Get Out The VOTE 2016" guide. It contains a number of key dates and instructions that outline how you can become a registered voter and where and how you can cast your vote. Click here for additional information.
Share your Story
What public policies would you like to see changed? Occasionally, Autism New Jersey will ask concerned individuals to advocate pending legislation. Your personal story can make a difference, and Autism New Jersey can help you be heard. There are multiple easy ways to get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
From time to time, when important policy decisions, regulations or actions are taking place, we ask our stakeholders and community members to take action and make sure their voice is heard by our public officials and policy makers. The following issues have active "Action Alerts" that require your attention:
Statewide Transition Plan -- Public Comment Deadline extended to September 30, 2016. Read more>>
Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver Renewal- Deadline passed. Read more>>
Community Care Waiver Renewal -- Deadline passed. Read more>>