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State Agencies General Information About Autism
Parent Resources/Support Autism Articles
Books Autism and Safety
How To Make and Do Social Skills and Communication
Sports/Recreation 'How to Make and Do' - Video Instructional Clips


State Agencies

Department of Human Services Division of Disability Services

Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities

General Information About Autism

Autism New Jersey

Autism Family Services of New Jersey

Autism Speaks

Parent Resources/Support

Autism Speaks ATN/AIR-P Puberty and Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents

Rethink Autism for Parents Subscription - Free 1 week trial available
Step-by-step ABA-based video lessons break down complex concepts into short, easy-to-understand steps you can implement immediately.

Autism Articles

Dressing and Self-Care Skills
This autism fact sheet is licensed under theGNU Free Documentationand is adapted from Wikipedia article on Autism.

The Challenge of Potty Training
By Maureen Bennie

Tooth Brushing, Bathing and Other Self-Care Skills
By Family Connect and The American Foundation for the Blind

Flying Can Be a Rough Ride for Autistic Children and Their Families
By Rebecca Kaplan, USA Today


Autism and Safety

AWAARE- General Safety Materials

Dennis Debbaudt's Autism Risk and Safety management Downloadable Resources

Social Skills and Communication

How to Make a PECS Schedule - ehow

Collection of Social Stories - Region 2 Digital Library

How to Write a Social Story - The Gray Center

Free Social Stories Examples -

Button-Activated Voice Recorders: Mini-Me and Voice-Over may be purchased at Alexander's Shoppe or ARGUS Media LLC 1-203-254-3503

How To Make and Do

How to Make a Behavior Intervention Plan for a Child with Autism - wikihow

How to Make A Storyboard for Kids - eHow

How to Use Printables To Teach Children with Autism - ehow

How to Make a Visual Schedule for Children with Autism - eHow

Independent Work Tasks - Positively Autism

Data Sheets - Positively Autism

"How To Make and Do" - Video Instructional Clips

How to Use a Picture Exchange Communication System as a Token Board - You Tube

How to Use a PECS Board - You Tube - Dorian Schenk


Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties Special Quest
223 Moore Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Fax: 201-343-0972,
[email protected]
Contact: Christine Brand, Coordinator
Is a community based recreation program for children with autism. Offers swimming, gymnastics, music, art and special activities. Staff are trained in and use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques

Center for Modern Dance Education Learning Through the Arts
84 Euclid Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Contact: Elissa Machlin-Lockwood
Fax: 201-342-8209
[email protected]
Ages 2 to senior citizens. Creative noncompetitive inclusive classes for children and adults. Special class for teens and adults with disabilities

JCC on the Palisades Special Services
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Contact: Cheryl Edelstein
201-569-7900 x302
Various recreation programs for children through adults

Montclair Riding Academy
12-22 Woodlane Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Fax: 973-731-4171
Therapeutic horseback riding

Special Angels Recreation
85 Exton Avenue
North Arlington, NJ 07031
Phone: 201-966-8738
Offers t-ball, soccer, basketball, bowling, cheer/dance squad.
Will offer scholarships
Bilingual: Spanish

Special Olympics New Jersey
Provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Tips for Selecting Toys for Children with Autism


File Folder Games - Positively Autism