According to Kate Fiske, a psychology professor at Rutgers University and associate director of the Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, autism presents a unique challenges for those diagnosed with it. But what sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is how the condition also affects parents and siblings.
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This coming Tuesday marks World Autism Awareness Day. People around the world will wear blue in hopes of raising awareness and acceptance.
Advocates estimate 150,000 New Jersey residents have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Despite no official numbers, they also believe one-third have a mental illness, too.
Neptune Township School District has begun Preschool Registration for their FREE 3 and 4 year old program.
If you have a child with special needs, it is important to review your planning options with your attorney and discuss your child’s health, capabilities and prognosis. Then you can tailor a plan that is right for your child, allowing for as much flexibility as possible. Here are some considerations.
Governor says move would allow more New Jerseyans get access to better, affordable ACA health insurance
New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support Toward Summer Camp Tuition opens a new window and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.
An estimated 283,000 children seek care in U.S. emergency departments each year for a sports- or recreation-related traumatic brain injury (SRR-TBI), according to an MMWR Report released today. Activities with the highest number of SRR-TBI visits included: football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities, and soccer.
Governor Phil Murphy has announced $22.5 million in proposed new investments to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including new funding for individuals diagnosed with both developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.
Benefits of Board Membership: The opportunity to have a real impact on the quality of life for families in Monmouth County; satisfaction and sense of accomplishment helping others; an opportunity to learn new skills, increase community connections; and meet and develop friendships with others having a common interest.