Autism New Jersey Welcomes Information Services Director
January 05, 2021
800.4.AUTISM Helpline Now Led by Attorney
Autism New Jersey’s 800.4.AUTISM Helpline, a signature service that has benefitted families and professionals for decades, is entering a new chapter as we welcome Jonathan Gottlieb, Esq. as our Director of Information Services. Now more than ever, understanding and explaining the complexities of autism service delivery and funding require sophisticated knowledge, legal acumen, and a holistic framework of individuals’ needs throughout the lifespan.
“Jon’s caring demeanor and expertise in disability law and program administration make him the ideal addition to our team. We are excited to have an attorney on staff for the first time in the agency’s 55-year history,” said Dr. Suzanne Buchanan, Autism New Jersey Executive Director.
Before joining our team, Jon built a private law practice dedicated to helping parents of children with special needs litigate their special education claims in Brooklyn, New York. In his new role, Jon will help our Information Services team share sophisticated legal concepts in easy-to-understand ways so that individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them can more easily navigate services, funding, and related requirements. Jon will also lead efforts to disseminate this information to the community at large, expanding our reach and deepening our impact. Moreover, as a Spanish speaker, Jon will help open a new channel through which mono-language Spanish speakers can better understand and access the autism services to which they are entitled.
“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization with such a longstanding history of improving the lives of individuals with autism,” Jon shared. “I eagerly look forward to learning from New Jersey families and professionals and doing my part to enrich the lives of individuals with autism, their families, and the entire autism community.”
Note: While Jon is an attorney licensed to practice in New York, he is not licensed nor can he practice law here in New Jersey. The free advice and information that Autism New Jersey provide does not constitute legal advice. If you would like to speak with an attorney, you can find some parent-recommended attorneys in our referral database.
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