In March 2020, our lives changed in major ways that continue today. While we ease into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has had a lasting impact on our safety, our health, and the way we live.

Few groups have been impacted in a deeper, more profound way than individuals with autism and their families. Whether you need financial assistance because of the pandemic, help finding a COVID-19 test, or support in getting the COVID-19 vaccine for your child with autism, Autism New Jersey is here to help.

Below we have compiled a list of COVID-19 resources and programs, and if you need individualized assistance, you can always contact us through our 800.4.AUTISM Helpline.

New Jersey 211 COVID-19 Links

Autism and I/DD Vaccine Information

Official New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub - Resources and Assistance Specifically Available for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Autism New Jersey’s Special Needs Vaccine Clinic
Boggs Center on Developmental Disability’s COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for the Developmental Disabilities Community

COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Department of Health Child Care Assistance
New Jersey Food, Cash, and Health Insurance Assistance
NJDCAid Rental Assistance and Homelessness/Eviction Prevention

COVID-19 General and Vaccine Information

New Jersey State COVID-19 Information Hub
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine Information
New Jersey State Vaccine Hub
CDC Mental Health Parental Resources Kit

Vaccine Appointments

New Jersey State Vaccine Appointment Finder
Request for In-Home Vaccination
VAXRIDE: Free Transportation to and from Vaccine Appointments
Walmart COVID-19 First, Second, Third/Booster Vaccine Program

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing
Free COVID Tests for NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid Beneficiaries
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests From USPS