Autism New Jersey has information on a number of important topics. Click on the links below to learn more about the following.
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>>
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>>
Keeping individuals with autism safe remains a top priority.
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>>