Advocacy and Resources:
Autism New Jersey
Autism New Jersey is a nonprofit agency committed to ensuring safe and fulfilling lives for individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who support them. Through awareness, credible information, education, and public policy initiatives, Autism New Jersey leads the way to lifelong individualized services provided with skill and compassion. We recognize the autism community's many contributions to society and work to enhance their resilience, abilities and quality of life.
Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
ASAT is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism. Since autism was first identified, there has been a long history of failed treatments and fads, levied on vulnerable individuals as well as on their families. From the scandal of the “refrigerator mother” theory, to the ongoing parade of “miracle cures” and “magical breakthroughs,” history has been dominated by improbable theories about causation and treatments.
At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.
We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. We strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Since 1974, the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary member organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application and teaching of behavior analysis.
NJ Disability Services
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights law that protects the rights of people with disabilities. The ADA requires public transportation systems to offer ADA paratransit service to individuals who are unable to use local bus service as a result of their disability. As New Jersey's public transportation provider, NJ TRANSIT has specific guidelines that must be followed in providing ADA paratransit. We have developed the following guidelines to help you understand NJ TRANSIT's ADA paratransit service known as Access Link.
Bergen County Community Transportation
The division is here to provide a safe, trouble-free, and scheduled transportation system for the disabled, elderly, and frail residents of Bergen County. Service is provided in a timely, courteous, and caring manner in all types of weather. Service is door-to-door when possible, and is provided by drivers who are specially trained to assist elderly and persons with disabilities.
Transportation planning and research for the Autism Community with our specialized focus on analysis of the various issues in all areas that affect individuals with the Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
US Dept of Labor
The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.
Bergen United Way
The affordable housing shortage profoundly affects more than 40% of the callers to our 2-1-1 helpline. They don’t earn enough; they work, many more than one job – to afford to live here. Rents and other costs are so high that one unexpected car repair bill, one unexpected medical bill (most have no health insurance) – and the rent check is delayed. Financial crisis follows so increasingly the supply of homes people can afford makes sense as a crisis prevention strategy.