NJACE teams up with EDEN at Princeton

This morning the NJACE team visited EDEN Autism Services, where we had a fruitful discussion of treatment, breaking barriers, and enhancing quality of life. From integrating new technology with treatment to reassessing transition priorities at different stages of life, innovative ideas flowed across clinicians, researchers, and service providers. EDEN has also become the first program…

Pre-applications for the lottery for placement on the statewide Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced the Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) will be accepting pre-applications for the lottery for placement on the statewide Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program waiting list. Pre-applications to enter the lottery will be accepted from February 4th through February 8th between the hours…

2019 Novel Outcome Measures in ASD Request for Applications

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) announced its 2019 Novel Outcome Measures in ASD request for applications (RFA). Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to support the development and validation of clinically relevant outcome measures that will sensitively and reliably distinguish treatment effects from placebo response on the core symptoms of ASD (i.e., impairments in…

NJACE announces first Faculty Scholarship award

The NJACE is thrilled to award the first NJACE Faculty Scholarship for Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Course Development, sponsored by the NJ Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism. The Scholarship goes to Dr. Sallie Porter, Rutgers School of Nursing, to develop multiple modules for undergraduate and graduate level course content to develop…

Automatically Detecting Stereotypical Motions in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The authors of this article have designed an Internet-of-Things (IoT) framework named WearSense that leverages the sensing capabilities of modern smartwatches to detect stereotypic behaviors in children with autism. Their study used the inbuilt accelerometer of a smartwatch to detect three behaviors, including hand flapping , painting, and sibbing that are commonly observed in children with autism.…

$3,000 Scholarships for students with autism.

The Organization For Autism Research (OAR) is offering $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum who will be pursuing post-secondary education during the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 academic year: “The Schwallie Family Scholarship and the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program”. The application period for the 2019 Scholarship Program is open until May 6th, at 1:59 pm…