October 2018
Behavior Analyst Licensing Bill Introduced
Licensure Requirements to Protect Children and Adults with Autism
The New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA) and Autism New Jersey are pleased to announce their strong endorsement of new legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37), Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean (R-21) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) titled, “Behavior Analyst Licensing Act.” The bill will, for the first time, require licensure for behavior analysts in New Jersey and thus provide the needed protections for the vulnerable populations who they serve. Read more>>
12 Things I Let My Son with Autism Do that Most Parents of Typical Kids Wouldn’t Allow
Frank Campagna, or “Autism Daddy” is a dad of a son with severe/classic nonverbal autism and epilepsy. On his blog, www.theautismdaddy.com , he writes in a humorous way about life as an autism parent. The article first appeared on the blog in 2012, and continues to be a favorite among readers.
So my son has severe classic non-verbal autism. And because of that my parenting style is probably totally different than if I had a neurotypical kid. (but who knows cuz I don’t). Read more>>
36th Annual Conference Attracts Record Crowd
A record crowd of 1,338 attended the 36th Annual Autism Conference in Atlantic City on last week. The two-day event hosted 72 workshop choices and 111 exhibits to meet the information and resources needs for professionals and families.

“We are proud of the turnout and feedback on the 36th Annual Conference,” said Elizabeth Neumann Autism New Jersey Education & Training Director. “We appreciate all of the work of the presenters, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff that made it such a success.” View highlights>>
Supporter of the Month
The Hamilton Career Firefighter Foundation
More than 200 people were entertained at The Hamilton Career Firefighter Foundation's 6th Annual Comedy Show on September 28, 2018, a fundraiser benefiting Autism New Jersey. Three comedians from The Comedy Shoppe kept the audience laughing as they enjoyed a buffet dinner, tricky tray silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. The event raised $2,500 for Autism New Jersey.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Join us!
January 12, 2018
Union Beach, NJ
February 25, 2019
Woodbridge, NJ

Registration opens in December. Sponsor, advertising, and exhibit options are available.
April 2019
Choose Kindness!

Registration opens in December. Sponsor, advertising, and exhibit options are available.
Referral Database
Autism New Jersey maintains a free referral database of autism service professionals in many different categories. Please consider recommending a professional>>

New changes! We've made some changes to our referral system to make it even easier to find the resources you need!
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