Press Kit

Autism New Jersey has been the states autism resource for nearly 5 decades. We have experts available to media on a variety of subjects including: research, diagnosis and treatment, prevalence, resources and services available to families and professionals. If you are a member of the media, please contact Jessica Barkosky, Communications & Marketing Manager at 609.588.8200 x 25 or email

About Autism 

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>>





State the FactsState the Facts
This one-page fact sheet is a quick guide that outlines the signs, prevalence, causes and costs of autism.  Download>>




2016 Rack CardRack Card
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>>





 About Autism New Jersey


Agency Brochure
Autism New Jersey's programs and services focus on Training and Education, Information Services, Clinical Expertise and Awareness. Download




Autism New Jersey Position StatementsPosition Statements
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



Executive Director Bio 
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Recent News Coverage

The Record of Bergen County
Autism rate up 12% in New Jersey; experts cite better detection (CDC Prevalence Rates Released)
March 31, 2016

One in 41 children is diagnosed with autism in New Jersey, a 12 percent increase over two years for a state that already had the highest rate in the nation, federal health officials announced Thursday. Read more>>

Philly Voice
Reserches still don't know why NJ has highest autism rate in country
April 13, 2016

While 1 out of 68 kids nationwide is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in New Jersey it's 1 out of 41. That statistic, released in a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, represents a 12 percent increase over just two years. Read more>>

The Star-Ledger
Fight isn't over for N.J. teen who won right to consume medical marijuana at school
June 26, 2016

Her family's fight to control her severe seizures with this unconventional medicine convinced Gov. Chris Christie in November that some children are so sick, they need edible marijuana during the school day. New Jersey was the first state in the nation to allow marijuana on school grounds. Read more>>

NJ Spotlight
State to expand Medicaid waiver affecting long-term care
August 12, 2016

Four years into a demonstration project that affected the way tens of thousands of Medicaid patients received long-term care and other services, New Jersey plans to seek federal permission to build on the project’s reforms with other changes designed to make the healthcare system more flexible, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.  Read more>>

The Star-Ledger
Disabled and looking for housing? Here's a how-to guide
April 7, 2016

On Wednesday, the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey simplified the work for the tens of thousands of families in the state who struggle with these decisions and the complicated government bureaucracies that pay for them.  Read more>>

NJ 101.5
A New Approach to Care Coordination for Autistic Kids
April 22, 2015

The NJ Department of Health is funding studies to develop what’s called the “Autism Health Needs Medical Home Pilot Project.” The initiative calls for an autistic child’s pediatrician to work closely with other doctors and therapists offering treatment.This is an important step in the right direction, according to Suzanne Buchanan, the executive director of Autism New Jersey. Read more>>


The Bergen Dispatch
Acting Governor Guadagno Recognizes Autism Awareness Month at Second Annual Autism New Jersey Transition Conference
April 21, 2015

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno continued the Administration’s commemoration of April as Autism Awareness Month by addressing the 2nd Annual Transition Conference hosted by Autism New Jersey. Read more>>


Politicker NJ
March 9, 2015

Autism New Jersey Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Buchanan praised Senate President Sweeney for his resolution to designate 'World Autism Awareness Day' and Legislation Authorizing Creation of ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience’ Accounts for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Both passing Committee. Read more>>  

The Star-Ledger
February 20, 2015

Autism New Jersey Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Buchanan attends the second and final hearing on New Jersey's "transition plan" to shift more state and federal Medicaid funding to community housing and employment. Read more>>

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