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Autism New Jersey has information on a number of important topics.  Click on the links below to learn more about the following. 

Respite Care

Respite services provide planned or emergency care for a child or adult with special needs in order to provide temporary relief to family caregivers and meaningfully engage the individual with special needs. Learn more>>

Healthcare and Insurance

New Jersey legislation was passed mandating the coverage of certain health care benefits for autism and other developmental disabilities. Learn more>>

Education Rights

Understanding your child’s education rights is fundamental to ensuring that your child receives appropriate services and support. Learn more>>

Extended School Year (ESY)

Extended School Year (ESY) is a term that describes educational services beyond those provided during the traditional 180-day school year. Learn more>>

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

An independent educational evaluation (IEE) is an evaluation of a child that is conducted by a qualified person not employed by the child's school district. Learn more>>

10 Tips for Parents Participating in the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Process

Whether parents are attending their first Individualized Educational Program (IEP) meeting or have already attended many meetings, developing a child’s educational program is a process that takes preparation and patience. There are steps parents can take before, during and after the meeting that can make it a smoother process and lead to results that benefit the child. Learn more>>

Safety Issues:

Keeping individuals with autism safe remains a top priority.

Emergency Preparedness

The time to prepare for the next emergency is now.  Learn more>>


Elopement can be a frightening experience for family members as well as the individual with an autism spectrum disorder. In dealing with elopement, prevention is the first step. Learn more>>

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