Autism Legislation

New Law Creates Transportation Task Force

Bill Number:  S1825/A3432

Description:  Establishes task force to study and make recommendations concerning mobility and support services needs of NJ adults with autism spectrum disorder

Legislation sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo (D-36), Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-5), Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (D-6), Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (D-6), and other legislators was signed into law by Governor Christie on May 1, 2017. This new law establishes an 11-member task force to study and make recommendations concerning the transportation and support services needs of adults with autism in New Jersey.  The task force will be charged with reviewing existing state policies, evaluating existing research and literature, gathering and evaluating testimony, and making formal recommendations to alleviate barriers and improve the transportation infrastructure and increase accessibility to support services for adults with autism.  The task force’s findings and recommendations will be issued as a report to the Governor and Legislature within one year of the passage of this law.

Autism New Jersey supported this legislation and urged the passage of this law. As families of adults with autism know, access to appropriate support services and the ability to find transportation becomes increasing difficult once their loved one enters adulthood. With the number of adults with autism increasing every year, the work of this task force is critical to increasing appropriate transportation options and removing obstacles to access related educational  both medically necessary and community-based and support services.

Additional links:  

Assembly Press Release 5.1.17

 

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Thank Our Legislators

Does this bill make a difference to you? Thank the sponsors for making it happen!

  • Senator Paul A. Sarlo (D-36)
  • Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-5)
  • Senator Robert M. Gordon (D-38)
  • Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (D-6)
  • Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (D-6)
  • Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson (D-14)
  • Assemblywoman  Marlene Caride (D-36)
  • Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-31) 

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