Governor's FY20 Budget | Introduction to Housing | Q & A with Dr. Wayne Fisher on New Role at Rutgers Brain Health Institute
State Budget Provides Boost
to Autism Community
The State Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law the Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2019. The $38.7 billion state budget includes appropriations that will directly benefit the autism community in the coming fiscal year.
We applaud Governor Murphy’s and the Legislature’s continued commitment to increasing funding for adult services and, more specifically, adults with co-occurring mental and behavioral health challenges. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide the Department of Human Services (DHS) and DDD leadership with recommendations to maximize this funding for the greatest benefit.
Introduction to Housing
Independent community living – with or without supports — is a common goal for adults with autism.
“Where will my child live when I am no longer able to care for them in my home?” is a frequent question and worry families have. Navigating the rules and regulations that govern housing and residential services can be complicated for adults with autism and families alike.
We offer the following resources and information as an introduction to help you learn more about housing options and to start you on your path to achieving this goal.
Q & A with Dr. Wayne Fisher on New Role at Rutgers Brain Health Institute
Rutgers Brain Health Institute (BHI) has
announced the appointments of three new faculty members to launch a center for autism research. The renowned autism experts are joining teams at Rutgers University and Children’s Specialized Hospital that will focus on diagnosing, treating, and supporting children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pediatric feeding disorders.
Autism New Jersey had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A with Dr. Fisher, the inaugural director of the Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services.
The 7th annual Acappella for Autism once again hit all the right notes on April 13, this time to the tune of $5,150 raised for Autism New Jersey. The event at Moorestown High School has become one of the highlights of Autism Awareness Month in South Jersey, with more than $25,000 being raised since the inaugural performance in 2013.
Autism New Jersey Board Updates
Autism New Jersey is proud to announce the appointments of Colleen Cullari, Maria Leary, and Jamie McGovern to its Board of Trustees.
We are excited for the passion and expertise they will bring in helping lead our organization in executing our mission of ensuring safe and fulfilling lives with individuals with autism.