Get Involved in Public Policy

Autism New Jersey works to influence federal and state legislation and regulations in ways that benefits New Jerseyans with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) of all ages.  We can educate you on how these laws and regulations affect your family and the entire community.  The more you know, the more you can help make a difference. 

Election Day and Voting

Your Vote Counts!  The most important way you can get involved in our public policy efforts is to exercise your right to vote!

Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 17:  Last day you can register to vote in the November 7th General Election. Questions?   Visit the New Jersey Division of Elections for voting information.

Tuesday, November 7:  The general election for Governor, as well as for all 80 seats in the General Assembly and 40 seats in the State Senate.  

Find your polling location.   

Election Resources and Links

Our friends at the Arc of New Jersey have produced a "Get Out The VOTE 2017" guide, which includes a Q&A with the gubernatorial candidates, Kim Guadagno (R) and Phil Murphy (D), as well as a number of key dates and instructions that outline how you can become a registered voter and where and how you can cast your vote. Click here for additional information and to download.

Remember, the members of the Senate and Assembly in our State Legislature craft and pass laws that affect individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, their caregivers/families and the many behavioral, educational and medical professionals who work with them every day.  Your vote matters! 

From time to time, when important policy decisions, regulations or actions are taking place, we ask our stakeholders and community members to take action and make sure their voice is heard by our public officials and policy makers.  The following issues have active "Action Alerts" that require your attention:

Action Needed Now!

Direct Service Providers Workforce Shortage Crisis.  Ongoing Action Requested.  Read more>>

Previous Action Alerts
DOE Private School Regulations.  Update:  Fiscal Code Adopted by DOE.  Read more>>

Statewide Transition Plan -- Thank you for your efforts!   Read about our public policy victory!  Read more>>

Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver Renewal- Deadline passed.  Read more>>

Centers for Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information.  Deadline passed.  Read more>>

Share your Story

What public policies would you like to see changed? Occasionally, Autism New Jersey will ask concerned individuals to advocate pending legislation.  Your personal story can make a difference, and Autism New Jersey can help you be heard.  There are multiple easy ways to get involved.   Email for more information.

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