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Menendez, Sweeney Recognize National Autism Awareness Month

April 18, 2017

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Autism New Jersey had the opportunity to partner with our legislative champions to highlight and visit exemplary programs and discuss the needs of the community. Last week, our Public Policy team met with New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney at the new Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services and Senator Robert Menendez at a special round table discussion at his Newark Offices. Read more>>

 

State Announces CCW Renewal and Fee for Service Rollout Plans

April 18, 2017

On March 31, 2017, Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Acting Commissioner, Elizabeth Connolly announced that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the Division’s Community Care Waiver renewal. The waiver’s renewal will accelerate the significant system changes that have been underway for the last few years. Learn more>>

 

Open Forum Focuses on Severe Behavior Challenges

April 17, 2017

On March 29, Autism New Jersey hosted more than 25 parents in an Open Forum for Parents of Children and Adults with Autism and Severe Behavioral Challenges in our Robbinsville offices. Recognizing the variety and severity of behavioral challenges that many individuals with autism and their families face, Autism New Jersey convened this forum as a way for these families to meet other parents, share their experiences, and learn about resources that might be helpful. Their heart-wrenching stories will help inform our advocacy efforts. Learn more>>

 

Public Policy Update: Making Sense of Federal HealthCare Reform

March 8, 2017

With the recent release of the House Republicans’ plan for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the overhaul of the country’s healthcare system, Autism New Jersey shares the concerns of many within our community on what impact the proposed legislation will have on individuals with autism. We are currently analyzing the draft legislation that was released on March 6 in order to determine what effect these changes will have on the autism community. Although we are not yet certain of the impact of the proposed legislation, we can be certain that the repeal of the ACA is a cause for concern. Learn more>>

 

Autism New Jersey Welcomes New Public Policy Director

February 10, 2017

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.  

With nearly 20 years of experience in delivering high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in New Jersey, he is well positioned to successfully represent Autism New Jersey in advocating for the interests and needs of our community.  Read more>>  

 

DDD Releases New Policy on Housing Assistance and Vouchers

January 17, 2017

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) recently released information on their Housing Assistance Policy, which goes into effect on February 6, 2017. Individuals who are both DDD and Medicaid eligible may apply for housing assistance through the Supportive Housing Connection (SHC). Learn more>> 

 



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