There is so much useful information here to help support parents, teachers, law enforcement providers, and people with autism. There are articles on ABA, social issues, the IEP process, transition issues and even some that are there just for inspiration. Be sure to check out the articles pertaining to safety and information related to our Autism Shield Project. There are several useful items to help you prepare for an emergency. If you have a child or adult who wanders, be sure to download the information on Project Lifesaver. If there is something that you need that is not there, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to find it.
Family Support: Divorce Proceedings and Autism
Here is an informative, 11 page article that discusses 15 common issues during divorce proceedings of parents of children with autism. This article was originally published in the February 2009 issue of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and is reprinted here with permission.
Family Support: Autism Program Quality Indicators
Published by the NJ Department of Education, educators and parents can use this document as a guide that describes effective models of educating students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including: Autistic Disorder; Asperger’s Disorder; Pervasive Developmental Disorder; Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS); Rett Disorder and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. The APQI can serve as a tool for parents and professionals engaged in program evaluation.
Family Support: The Right to Special Education in New Jersey
This manual is designed to help advocates, including parents, obtain special education for children with disabilities residing in NJ. It explains the requirements of the federal statute governing special education - the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - and the federal regulations implementing IDEA, as well as the state regulations implementing IDEA.
Family Support: Division of Developmental Disabilities Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual: A Quick Guide for Families
The Supports Program was developed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), which provides public funding for certain services that assist eligible New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, age 21 and older, to live as independently as possible.
Family Support: Division of Developmental Disabilities Supports Program Policies and Procedures Manual: A Quick Guide for Families in Spanish
El Programa de Apoyos fue desarrollado por la División de Discapacidades del Desarrollo (DDD) del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Nueva Jersey, que brinda fondos públicos para ciertos servicios que asisten a los adultos mayores de 21 años de Nueva Jersey que tienen discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo y que cumplan con los requisitos, a vivir de manera independiente tanto como sea posible.
Education: A Guide to Transition to Adulthood
This 86 page guide is designed to give parents, teachers, and other education professionals an introduction to the process of transition to adulthood. This guide might best be described as an overview of the myriad of questions you will need to answer as part of the transition planning process. These answers will be as diverse and individualized as the spectrum itself.
Education: Enhancing Early Intervention
The purpose of this 88 page work book is to provide a teaching tool for parents and professionals engaged in the important work of training the caregivers of young children with autism. It is intended that the workbook be used as a curriculum for parent training and coaching. The information and methods provided in this workbook are supported by scientific research, and teaching techniques and strategies are explained with examples. While this is an older publication and some aspects such as diagnosis criteria have changed, it's still a valuable guide.
Education: Temple Grandin - How People with Autism Think
This is a 5 page excerpt which describes the struggle that made possible Temple Grandin´s early development, graduate education, and notable career as a professor of animal behavior, designer of animal facilities worldwide, and celebrated writer, speaker, and researcher on autism. The full story is told in her books, Emergence: Labeled Autistic (1986) and Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports From My Life With Autism* (Vintage Books) 1996.
Education: Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE)
You and representatives of your school district are team members who are responsible for developing an appropriate educational program for your child. This document will describe the state and federal laws affecting the provision of special education to help you understand your rights in the special education process.
Education: Parental Rights in Special Education Spanish
Usted y los representantes de su distrito escolar forman parte de un equipo responsable de desarrollar un programa educativo apropiado para su hijo. Este documento describirá las leyes estatales y federales que afectan la provisión de educación especial, con el fin de ayudarle a entender sus derechos en el proceso de la educación especial.
Education: Cycle of Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns
This brief chart outlines the cycle of emotions often experienced by those with Asperger's syndrome during what is commonly referred to as a melt down. . It was taken directly from the Organization for Autism Research Educational Guide. The full guide is available at www.researchautism.org.
Education: Six Step Plan
This plan will help prepare parents and teachers for the entrance of students with autism and Asperger's syndrome into mainstream classes or inclusion opportunities . It was taken directly from the Organization for Autism Research Educational Guide. The full guide is available at www.researchautism.org.
Education: 2019 Graduates Aging Out of the School System
This publication contains steps to accessing services/supports from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). This timeline applies to students who have exhausted their educational entitlement by turning 21 years of age within the 2018-2019 school year.