Upcoming Workshops

Open Forum for Parents of Children and Adults with Autism
and Severe Behavioral Challenges

For Parents  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 • 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Alpine Learning Group
777 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652

Autism New Jersey recognizes the variety and severity of behavioral challenges that many individuals with autism and their families face. Please join us for this open forum to meet other parents, share your experiences, and learn about resources that might be helpful. Your family’s struggles and successes will inform and enhance Autism New Jersey’s advocacy at the state level for funding as well as treatment availability and quality.

The forum is free to attend, but registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact information@autismnj.org or 800.4.AUTISM. 

Learn more or register now for the forum>> 

*A special thanks to Alpine Learning Group for providing the workshop site*

Understanding School Refusal

For Parents and professionals

Thursday, June 22, 2017 • 6:00pm to 8:00pm
REACH Beyond Therapy
466 Route 12
Flemington, NJ 08822

School refusal can be and extremely challenging situation for parents and schools alike. For families, school refusal can add stress to what already is a challenging situation. This workshop describes school refusal and offers suggestions on parent/professional partnerships to lessen its frequency.

Presented by: Amy Smith, Autism New Jersey Information Director 
Hosted by: Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren Counties

The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, contact Aimee Ruiz at aruiz@fso-hsw.org

Download the workshop flyer>> 


Plan a Workshop

Did you know that Autism New Jersey can come to your school, agency or community group and provide a training for your staff, parents or members?

We can tailor content to groups such as:

  • Special or general education teachers
  • preschool staff or day care providers
  • paraprofessionals
  • child study team
  • adult service providers

Some of our most requested topics include overviews of autism or ABA, communication, challenging behavior, IEPs, and transition planning. Fees apply.

To request a workshop, contact Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA at 609.588.8200 x16 or email sflamini@autismnj.org.


IEP Meeting

Service Navigation Topics

  • Insurance Mandate (Autism/DD)
  • Navigating Schools Services -- A GPS for the IEP
  • Strategic Approaches to the IEP (3-21 years)
  • Empowering Parents as Advocates
  • Guardianship and Estate Planning
  • Transition to Adulthood (10-21 years)
  • Accessing Adult Services
  • Medicaid and SSI 

Clinical Topics

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ABA 101:  Understanding the Basic  Principles
  • Making Informed Choices about Autism Intervention
  • Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior
  • Beyond the ABCs and 123s:  Effective Early Education for Young Children with Autism Diagnosis
  • Functional Communication Skills for Children with Autism
  • Maximizing the Respite Care Experience
  • Taking Care of Yourself when your Child has Autism

500 Horizon Drive, Suite 530 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: 609.588.8200; 800.4.AUTISM | Fax: 609.588.8858
Email: information@autismnj.org