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Autism New Jersey Public Policy

Autism New Jersey ensures that the needs of its constituents are addressed through meetings with legislators and government officials, testimony and written comments on pending initiatives and participation on committees and coalitions addressing topics such as: early intervention, special education, adult services and health insurance. 

We facilitate collaboration with government and private agencies to promote easier access to services. We also educate and advise elected and appointed officials on issues that impact the autism community. 

Autism New Jersey thoughtfully selected the following priorities to increase access to and funding for medically necessary, educational, behavioral, and residential services:

  • Health Insurance
  • Increasing Availability and Quality of Behavioral Services
  • Adult Services

Autism New Jersey Welcomes New Public Policy Director

Autism New Jersey is pleased to announce that Eric Eberman, M.S. Ed., has joined the organization as our new Public Policy Director. “Eric brings with him experience and expertise that make him uniquely qualified for this important position,” notes Executive Director, Dr. Suzanne Buchanan. Read more>>

For more information about our Public Policy efforts, contact:

Eric Eberman, M.S. Ed., Public Policy Director
609.588.8200 x34

Debbie Charette, Public Policy Coordinator
609.588.8200 x24

Autism New Jersey’s Public Policy Department relies 100% on the support of our friends in the community for the financial means to support our advocacy and to implement our agenda. The value of this work is apparent and the benefit to the community is significant. You can help by supporting Autism New Jersey.


Election 2016
Autism Public Policy

November 15, 2016 -- With the significant changes our nation is facing after the recent election, we recognize that this time of transition brings both uncertainty and opportunity for the autism community on many levels.  

Be assured that Autism New Jersey and our public policy team continue to work collaboratively with our partners to understand the complex issues we face. Together, we strive to offer informed solutions that continue to be in the best interest of our community. 

Look for more critical information and action alerts in the coming weeks and months.  Your input and support continue to be essential to help shape the state and federal policies, programs and funding that affect the day to day lives of children and adults with autism, their caregivers and the professionals who work with them.   

500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858