Autism New Jersey is pleased to provide many publications to the autism community available for download. If you would like to order multiple copies of a single publication, please contact our Information and Advocacy Help Line, toll free, at 800.4.AUTISM, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 5:00pm, call 609.588.8200 or download a Publication Order Form. Additional fees may apply.
Autism New Jersey Information
Autism New Jersey Agency Brochure
Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism and their families. This brochure gives an overview of the agency's pillars that support the mission and describes the focus on iinformation services, clinical expertise, awareness, and public policy leadership. Family testimonials reinforce why the agency's 800.4.AUTISM Helpline is an important first step for families and professionals. Download for free.
Autism: Start Here
This publication provides accurate and comprehensive information on what families need to know: autism, effective treatment, service providers, navigating state services, and more. Download for free Funding for the development of this publication generously provided by a grant from the Fred C. Rummel Foundation. Funding for the printing of this publication generously provided by Children's Specialized Hospital
Autismo: Comience Aquí
Lo Que Las Familias Necesitan Saber
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.
This one-page fact sheet outlines the basic characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, autism statistics, causes and treatments. Download for free.
Autism Fact Sheet
This one-page fact sheet is a quick guide that outlines the signs, prevalence, causes and costs of autism. Download for free.
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 for free.
Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism (ABA): An Introduction
This book is intended for those parents and professionals who want an overview of ABA. Readers can expect a description or definition of the topic, examples from everyday settings, and references for further information. $10 per copy. Order now.
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 for free.
New Jersey Resources
Connecting with Autism: A Blueprint for Lifetime Support
This innovative report outlines ways to improve quality of life for individuals with autism. Study included more than 500 interviews of individuals, families and professionals. Download for free.
Maximizing Coverage Under the NJ Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities Insurance Mandate
This booklet was created to guide parents and professionals who need information about accessing benefits under the recently-enacted P.L. 2009 c. 115 Health Benefits Coverage for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (DD), in the state of New Jersey. Download for free.
Autism and Health Insurance Benefits
When a child with autism is participating in various therapies, a parent often wonders if the therapies might be covered under their health plan. The answer depends on the type of plan and whether it is fully-insured, self-funded or neither. The following provides a basic overview of fully-insured and selffunded plans and can help you understand what to expect from your plan. Download for free.
Recommended Resources for the Children’s System of Care
Description coming soon. Download for free.
Autism for Public School Administrators: What You Need to Know
This publication is designed to provide those of you who are superintendents, principals, and special services directors with an increased understanding of students with autism spectrum disorders and their unique learning needs. Download for free. The project leading to this publication was partially funded by an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant.
What to Look for in a Special Education Program
Many students with autism spectrum disorders can benefit from participation in special education programs that provide a high staff-to-student ratio and the systematic use of behavioral teaching methods. This brochure is designed to assist parents in evaluating the appropriateness of a given special program for their child. It is important to note that each child is different and has very specific educational needs. Parents should assess their child’s specific needs before visiting or selecting a program. Download for free.
Information for Families
Elopement & Wandering: Your Guide to Safety Resources
Elopement is one of the most concerning challenging behaviors for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Due to the growing prevalence of autism and the potential dangers associated with elopement, awareness about available resources is vital. This publication describes the scope of the problem and its effect on the individual and the family; provides information on identification products and tracking devices; and offers suggestions to improve elopement assessment and intervention. Download for free.
Individualized Respite Care Guide: A Resource for Families and Professionals
This publication discusses how to create a solid team between the family and provider (whether a family member, friend, or professional) to most effectively interact with those with ASD, address any challenging behaviors, and keep everyone safe. Customizable forms are included so families can provide critical details about their loved one to the provider in advance and providers can summarize the respite experience for the families. Download for free. This project was partially funded by an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant.
Kids Booklet on Autism for Siblings and Peers
Written for children to help them answer questions their friends might have and deal with emotions having a sibling with autism bring about. Includes notes for parents and teachers. Includes puzzles and activities to help kids learn how to spread awareness. The new edition is illustrated by a sibling who who is inspired by her sister who has autism. Download for free.
Transition/Adult Information and Resources
Planning the Transition From School to Adult Life: Considerations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Transition planning provides a framework for identifying long-range post-graduation goals, and the services and strategies that will help students make the shift from school to adult life. This booklet, authored by the attorneys of Hinkle, Fingles, Prior, and Fischer, introduces transition services, helps identify the appropriate time to begin the transition process, and offers key resources and planning tips to help navigate the adult service system. Download for free.
The Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey
This guide provides easy-to-understand information, advice and guidance about community housing and supportive services. This housing guide was designed specifically for individuals with disabilities and their families with a concentration on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Download for free.
Meeting the Needs of Adults with Autism: A Blueprint for the Future
This Autism New Jersey report highlights the need for a more coordinated and enhanced system of services and supports for adults with autism. Autism New Jersey pledged its support to work with the Legislature and the autism community to design a model program by developing a more cost-effective use of state and federal matching funds. Download for free.
Employment Options for Adults with Autism
This guide is intended to introduce adults with ASDs to the world of work, a “Workforce 101” for adults who want to work, but do not know how to begin a job search. This guide provides a roadmap to some important information about entering the world of work. Download for free.
Job Development Resource
A Job Development Resource for Supported Employment Professionals Working with Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Download for free.