Publications

Autism New Jersey is pleased to provide many publications to the autism community. If you would like to order multiple copies of a single publication, Order Here. For more information, please contact our Information and Advocacy Help Line, toll free, at 800.4.AUTISM, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. You may also download a Publication Order Form. Additional fees may apply. Please see below for publications available for download. 


Autism New Jersey Information

Autism New Jersey Agency Brochure
Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism and their families. This brochure gives an overview of the agency's pillars that support the mission and describes the focus on information services, clinical expertise, awareness, and public policy leadership. Family testimonials reinforce why the agency's 800.4.AUTISM Helpline is an important first step for families and professionals. 

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Autism Information

Autism: Start Here
This publication provides accurate and comprehensive information on what families need to know: autism, effective treatment, service providers, navigating state services, and more. 

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Autismo: Comience Aquí

Lo Que Las Familias Necesitan Saber

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State the FactsAutism Fact Sheet
This one-page fact sheet is a quick guide that outlines the signs, prevalence, causes and costs of autism.

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2016 Rack CardRack Card
This convenient hand out simply answers the question, What is Autism?  It also outline how Autism New Jersey is a valuable resource to the autism community. 

 

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Treatment Information

Applied Behavior Analysis: An IntroductionApplied Behavior Analysis and Autism (ABA): An Introduction
This book is intended for those parents and professionals who want an overview of ABA. Readers can expect a description or definition of the topic, examples from everyday settings, and references for further information. Order up to 5 copies for free.

S&H fees will apply for orders of 5 or more. Call 800.4.AUTISM or email information@autismnj.org for more information. 

Autism New Jersey Position StatementsPosition Statements
Clarifies Autism New Jersey's position on the treatment of autism, defines Autism New Jersey's position on the dissemination of information and describes Autism New Jersey's point of view on the use of restrictive procedures. 

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ABA Fact Sheet
ABA is considered the gold standard for working with individuals with ASD. Learn more about the basic principles and strategies involved, finding qualified providers, and hallmarks of high-quality programs. The document was designed for both families and professionals. 

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New Jersey Resources

Health Coverage OptionsHealth Care Options for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
This guide was created for parents and professionals who need to understand health coverage options for the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities. It describes different types of health coverage plans, what federal and state laws apply to these types of plans, how those laws affect what benefits are covered, and it provides tips on accessing benefits. 

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Autism and Health Insurance Benefits
When a child with autism is participating in various therapies, a parent often wonders if the therapies might be covered under their health plan. The answer depends on the type of plan and whether it is fully-insured, self-funded or neither. The following provides a basic overview of fully-insured and selffunded plans and can help you understand what to expect from your plan. 

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School-Related Information

Autism for Public School Administrators: What You Need to Know
This publication is designed to provide those of you who are superintendents, principals, and special services directors with an increased understanding of students with autism spectrum disorders and their unique learning needs. The project leading to this publication was partially funded by an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant.

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What to Look for in a Special Education Program
Many students with autism spectrum disorders can benefit from participation in special education programs that provide a high staff-to-student ratio and the systematic use of behavioral teaching methods. This brochure is designed to assist parents in evaluating the appropriateness of a given special program for their child. It is important to note that each child is different and has very specific educational needs. Parents should assess their child’s specific needs before visiting or selecting a program.

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Information for Families

Elopement & Wandering: Your Guide to Safety Resources

Elopement is one of the most concerning challenging behaviors for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Due to the growing prevalence of autism and the potential dangers associated with elopement, awareness about available resources is vital. This publication describes the scope of the problem and its effect on the individual and the family; provides information on identification products and tracking devices; and offers suggestions to improve elopement assessment and intervention. 

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Individualized Respite Care Guide: A Resource for Families and Professionals
This publication discusses how to create a solid team between the family and provider (whether a family member, friend, or professional) to most effectively interact with those with ASD, address any challenging behaviors, and keep everyone safe. Customizable forms are included so families can provide critical details about their loved one to the provider in advance and providers can summarize the respite experience for the families. This project was partially funded by an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant.

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Kids Booklet on AutismKids Booklet on Autism for Siblings and Peers
Written for children to help them answer questions their friends might have and deal with emotions having a sibling with autism bring about. Includes notes for parents and teachers. Includes puzzles and activities to help kids learn how to spread awareness. The new edition is illustrated by a sibling who who is inspired by her sister who has autism.

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Transition/Adult Information and Resources

Planning the Transition From School to Adult Life

Planning the Transition From School to Adult Life: Considerations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Transition planning provides a framework for identifying long-range post-graduation goals, and the services and strategies that will help students make the shift from school to adult life. This booklet, authored by the attorneys of Hinkle, Fingles, Prior, and Fischer,  introduces transition services, helps identify the appropriate time to begin the transition process, and offers key resources and planning tips to help navigate the adult service system.

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 The Journey to Community Housing with SupportsThe Journey to Community Housing with Supports: A Road Map for Individuals and Their Families in New Jersey
This guide provides easy-to-understand information, advice and guidance about community housing and supportive services. This housing guide was designed specifically for individuals with disabilities and their families with a concentration on those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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  Meeting the Needs of Adults with AutismMeeting the Needs of Adults with Autism: A Blueprint for the Future
This Autism New Jersey report highlights the need for a more coordinated and enhanced system of services and supports for adults with autism. Autism New Jersey pledged its support to work with the Legislature and the autism community to design a model program by developing a more cost-effective use of state and federal matching funds. 

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