News Archives 2015
The Ride For Autism is Shifting Gears
Ride for Autism Operations Moving In-House to Autism New Jersey
December 17, 2015
Autism New Jersey and the Ride for Autism have signed an agreement that will bring the operations for the Ride for Autism annual bike tour event under the management and administration of Autism New Jersey. This change went into effect on November 19th. The transfer of the Ride to Autism New Jersey will bring administrative efficiencies to its operations while maintaining the quality of this top notch annual cycling event that has brought together hundreds of participants annually.
The Ride for Autism event was conceived by Andrew Abere, a cycling enthusiast from Monroe Township, NJ, and Autism New Jersey member who is also the parent of a son with autism. He sought to bring together his love of the sport with his desire to raise awareness and money for a cause that was close to his heart. The event was first incubated within Autism New Jersey (then known as COSAC) in 2001 before incorporating as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2002. The organization conducted the Ride annually as a way to raise funds for Autism New Jersey, as well as to spread awareness about autism and provide an opportunity for individuals with autism and their families to engage in recreation and socialization. Read more>>
Commmunity Care Waiver Renewal and Amendments -- Public Input
October 28, 2015
DDD provided an informational overview web presentation for stakeholders that is now available on its website. This presentation provides an overview of the CCW and its renewal status process and outlines the proposed amendments. DDD is accepting public comments regarding the CCW renewal and proposed amendments, as well as suggestions for additional amendments, through the close of business Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Comments can be emailed to DDD.StakeholderInput@dhs.state.nj.us or mailed to the following address (and postmarked by 12.01.15):
CCW Stakeholder Input
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08625-0726
Autism New Jersey will be providing comments on the behavioral services provider qualifications and annual service caps, expansion of the level of care criteria to include behavioral and medical acuity, and housing choice for CCW participants. A copy of our comments is available here.
Update: Deadline extended to December 15, 2015.
Autism NJ Receives Leadership Gift of $50,000 from the Law Firm of Hinkle, Fingles and Prior
August 4, 2015
A Leadership Gift of $50,000 from the Law Firm of Hinkle, Fingles and Prior will help the organization build its capacity to address the specific needs of adults with autism. This focus is among the top priorities moving forward for NJ’s largest network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism.
Autism New Jersey continues to celebrate its 50 years of service by announcing the launch of its 50th Anniversary Campaign. Throughout the remainder of this year, the agency is setting forth to reinforce and sustain its existing core program areas: Information, Public Policy, Education/Training, and Awareness. With a commitment to lifetime services, the agency recognizes the importance of helping families prepare for the future by focusing specifically on the needs of adults with autism. The 50th Campaign can ensure the capacity to address the needs of adults across these core service pillars.
“We are humbled by Hinkle, Fingles, and Prior’s unwavering support of Autism New Jersey for more than four decades,” said Autism New Jersey Executive Director Suzanne Buchanan. “The 50th Anniversary Campaign was propelled by this generous Leadership Pledge from the firm, who consistently has been a champion for the autism community.” Read more>>
Autism New Jersey’s 50 Years of Service Recognized by NJ Senate
July 24, 2015
Trenton, NJ – Yesterday, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14) introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of Autism New Jersey and acknowledged the agency’s tireless advocacy and support of New Jersey’s autism community. Read more>>