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…

Extraordinary People Behind the Scenes

Behind The Scenes: An Interview with the Director, Writer, and Producer of Extraordinary People “Mother and son team Laura Hart McKinny and John McKinny, of Stone’s Throw Films, sat down to answer some questions about the making of Extraordinary People. Laura and John co-directed, wrote, and produced the documentary. Among many things, Laura is a professor of…

Next IACC Full Committee Meeting

IACC Full Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 6001 Executive Boulevard, Neuroscience Center (NSC), Conference Rooms C and D, Rockville, MD 20850. Onsite registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.  The meeting will also be available by live…