Other Organizations

  • ASAH is a not-for-profit organization of private schools and agencies in New Jersey which provide highly specialized services to children and young adults with disabilities. This site provides great resources for parents.
  • The Family Support Center of New Jersey a clearinghouse of up-to-date information on national, state and local family support programs, services and disabilities.
  • National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) is a non-profit association whose mission is to represent private special education programs and affiliated state associations and to ensure access for individuals to appropriate private special education programs and services as vital components of the special education continuum. The association consists of private early intervention services, schools, residential therapeutic centers, and adult living programs that serve both privately and publicly placed individuals with disabilities.
  • Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey is comprised of over 40 state approved private special education schools in northern and central new jersey whose members are committed to great outcomes—empowering educators and advocates for students with special needs through education, information, support and advocacy. 

ASD Resources

Autism NJ is one of the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Self-advocates, families, the professionals who work with them, government officials, the media, and concerned state residents all turn to Autism New Jersey for information, compassionate support, and training. 1-800-4-AUTISM

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Association for Science in Autism Treatment (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. Since it was established in 1998, it has been the goal of ASAT to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism.