Since 2013, Autism New Jersey has been a proud partner with CSOC to support its training and technical assistance needs.


Training Library

Autism New Jersey is now offering our trainings in a pre-recorded format via our training portal, Whova. This pre-recorded format allows for all the advantages typically associated with recorded trainings (e.g., pause/rewind, watch on a convenient schedule, watch multiple times). All videos are approximately one hour in duration and were recorded by staff at Autism New Jersey.

In addition to what will be a growing library of content, one of the most important features about Whova is the interactive component. Interaction can occur in three main ways:

  • Session Q&As – Within a particular training topic’s “session,” you will find a section to ask questions. Autism New Jersey staff will regularly review and answer questions. What’s helpful about this feature is that questions and answers are saved and visible to all who view the trainings.
  • Session Chats – Again within a particular training topic’s session, you will see a section to have an ongoing chat. In some cases, you may find that the format of chat is more conducive to how you want to engage with the topic, and this is another great way to share experiences and communicate with others.
  • Community (discussion boards) – Accessible within training topic sessions and on the main home page, discussion boards are a great way to stimulate conversation on any number of topics. Participants can create new boards or join in existing ones.

**To sign up for access to Autism New Jersey’s Training Library, employees of CSOC system partner agencies can complete the form. Please note that new accounts are generated once per week, and you will receive an email from Whova once you have been added into our training portal.**

Register For Training Library Access

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like any additional guidance on using the training portal, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Joe Novak, Director of Clinical Content at jnovak@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 X10049.


Office Hours

One of the most impactful aspects of our live trainings over the last ten years has been the real-time dialogue with you. With the shift away from live trainings, we know it is crucial to ensure that you still have that personal connection with Autism New Jersey and can ask questions about challenging situations. Our office hours are the perfect venue to do that!

We also know you may have questions about office hours so we have prepared a short list of frequently asked questions that we hope you will find useful.

    • When are office hours? Office hours are typically held twice per month. The start/end time of the office hours sessions varies but regardless sessions last 90 minutes. The upcoming sessions are:
      • Friday, February 9th from 12:00-1:30
      • Wednesday, February 21st from 11:30-1:00
      • Friday, March 1st from 1:00-2:30
      • Wednesday, March 13 from 1:30-3:00
      • Wednesday, March 27 from 1-2:30
    • Am I required to sign up for office hours sessions? No, feel free to just show up! However, you may find that it’s helpful to indicate your intention to attend and can also use this as an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You can sign up here.

Sign Up for Office Hours

  • Who will be at office hours? Members of Autism New Jersey’s clinical and information services teams will attend every meeting. This will ensure that questions can be answered regardless of if they are related to service navigation, clinical, or a combination of both.
  • Am I required to stay the entire time? No, you can come for part or all of the session!
  • Can I have families also attend? No, office hours are designed only for employees of CSOC system partner agencies. That said, Autism New Jersey welcomes the opportunity to connect with families directly and through or with you. Please call our 800.4.AUTISM Helpline to arrange a mutually convenient time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding office hours, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Joe Novak, Director of Clinical Content at jnovak@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 X10049.


Technical Assistance

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Consultation for Treatment of Emerging Challenging Behavior

Autism New Jersey will collaborate with CSOC and system partners to identify best practices for youth at risk to develop severe challenging behaviors and complex behavioral needs. In order to participate in this program, it is required that the youths being referred have both Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and co-occurring intellectual disability and demonstrate Emerging Challenging Behaviors. This may include prolonged tantrums, aggression, self-injury, property destruction, or elopement that may create an unsafe living condition.

In addition to the above-mentioned criteria, these youth may have any or all of the following: additional diagnoses, other challenging behavior, deficits in adaptive behavior, high supervision needs, and other health/medical needs.

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Consultation for Behaviorally Complex Youth in Crisis

Autism New Jersey will collaborate with CSOC and system partners to identify best practices for youth with complex medical and behavioral needs. In order to participate in this program, it is required that the youths being referred have both Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis with co-occurring intellectual disability and engage in Severe Challenging Behavior (frequent and regular dangerous behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, property destruction, or elopement that create an unsafe living situation).

In addition to the above-mentioned criteria, individuals may have any of the following: additional diagnoses, other challenging behavior, deficits in adaptive behavior, high supervision needs, and other health/medical concerns.

Want to Learn More?

For more information on our technical assistance programs, please contact Lauren Frederick, Director of Clinical Initiatives at lfrederick@autismnj.org or 609.588.8200 X10015.