ELS FOR AUTISM: Free Webinar

“Don’t miss this LIVE webinar! Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 1pm – 2pm (EST) Talk to Me: The Benefits of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder The presentation will provide an overview of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC). Information shared will cover research on the benefits of AAC, decision making…

NJACE Announces the Second Faculty Scholarship Opportunity!

The New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJACE) is pleased to offer the second NJACE Faculty Scholarship, sponsored by the NJ Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. The scholarship is a 1-year funding opportunity for faculty to enhance or develop course or curricular materials that address autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The goal…

ASPEN Annual Conference 2019

NJACE exhibited at ASPEN’s Annual Conference on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The spring conference brought keynote speakers, Barbara Bissonette and Nick Dubin, Psy.D., and focused on transition topics for adolescents and adults with IDDs. The breakout sessions included various important topics that individuals, parents and guardians could attend to share their experiences and learn from others who…

Autism Awareness Month Special Event: A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) A Woman’s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs Panel Presentation featuring four authors of the book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism; Barb Cook, Liane Holliday-Willey, Ed.D., Becca Lory Hector, CAS, BCCS, and Dena Gassner, L.M.S.W, Jennifer O’Toole, author of Autism in Heels:…

Autism in Love: A Red Carpet Event!

The NJACE was happy to participate and exhibit in Hackensack Meridian Health, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Autism in Love event, an evening event for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event was held at the HOPE Tower’s John K. Lloyd Amphitheatre and brought in community members including youth on the spectrum,…

Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series 2019

NJACE attended the Preparing Individuals on the Autism Spectrum for a Life After School Lecture Series on 4/4/2019 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge, NJ. For more information on the Lecture Series, please visit: https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/boggscenter/dd_lecture/sessions.html Cathy Pratt, PhD, BCBA | Director Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University presented on the topic and was well…

Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition

PCAST Flyer can be found here The New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, in partnership with the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, is sponsoring training on Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition (PCAST). The PCAST Project has a focus on improving the transition from school to adult life for students with disabilities. All person-centered…

Join NJACE in embracing World Autism Awareness Day!

Today, April 2, 2019, NJACE embraces World Autism Awareness Day by wearing blue to spread awareness and love to communities around the world helping to serve and improve the lives of individuals with autism across the lifespan. The NJACE is funded in part by The New Jersey Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of…