ERIC Number: ED317020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Directory for Individuals with Autism in New Jersey. Autism Outreach Project.
New Jersey State Dept. of Human Services, Trenton. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
This book of resources for autistic children in New Jersey is designed to be used by parents and professionals alike. The first section describes autism and provides a fact sheet, a chart illustrating signs and an explanation of diagnostic criteria. The second section describes the state's service system, with names of written service plans, explanation of types and responsibilities of service coordinators, and guidelines for service application. The third chapter offers a summary of program requirements and state task force guidelines for program selection. The fourth and longest chapter lists and describes 27 programs designed specifically to meet the needs of autistic persons, 54 early intervention programs, 11 regional day schools, 22 day training centers, 35 sheltered workshop programs, and 8 work training programs. The fifth chapter focuses on medical information and offers tips for general preparation for visits to a doctor. A discussion of Supplementary Security Income and Medicaid follows. The last two sections cover the individual's rights and the laws guaranteeing them, including guardianship and estate planning. (PB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Human Services, Trenton. Div. of Developmental Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey