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New Jersey became the 14th state to enact autism insurance reform on August 13, 2009.

Find your New Jersey elected officials here.
Find autism resources for New Jersey families here.

State Officials
Governor Chris Christie (R)
Lt. Governor Kimberly Guadagno (R)
New Jersey Senate/Assembly

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D)
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D)
U.S. House of Representatives New Jersey delegation

New jersey News

The State of New Jersey is in the process of determining the amount of supports available for adults with autism as part of the budget negotiated between the Legislature...

Trenton, NJ−Governor Chris Christie has signed ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free...

Gov. Christie highlighted the state’s commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities in his ...

Read below for recent news and updates about New Jersey's housing and community living programs...


In 2014, Autism Speaks launched a Housing and Community Living Initiative that works to increase access to home and community based services (HCBS), and increase the capacity of HCBS providers to...

(June 26, 2014) -- A New Jersey school district that barred a student with autism from bringing his service dog to classes and after-school activities has agreed to reverse...

Bill History

August 13, 2009: Governor Jon Corzine signs S. 1651 into law!

June 25, 2009: The Assembly concurs on passage of S. 1651. The bill now heads to the governor's desk for signature into law

June 18, 2009: S. 1651 is passed by the State Senate.  The bill must go back to the Assembly for concurrence

June 15, 2009: S. 1651 is passed by the Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

May 21, 2009: A. 2238 passed by the State Assembly!  The bill now heads to the State Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.

May 18, 2009: S. 1651 is passed by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee. ...

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