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New Jersey

July 07, 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a new FY16 budget which includes funding that adds more housing vouchers, provides community services to people waiting and increases rates for personal care.

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January 29, 2015

Autism Speaks has 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 serve adults with autism and increase available housing options

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March 18, 2015

New Jersey operates Medicaid home and community-based (HCBS) waivers to serve people with developmental disabilities, including autism. This page contains recent news and updates about New Jersey's housing and community living programs.

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January 19, 2015

The Asbury Park Press reported about the current debate in New Jersey between students with disabilities being in mainstream inclusion classrooms to the other side of the spectrum of being in special ed classrooms and out of district schools.

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October 28, 2014

Philip Knox, 18, will no longer be eligible for special education services through New Jersey’s Department of Education in three years. And his mother, Nakeishia Knox, is understandably worried.

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October 23, 2014

Seton Hall University, a college in South Orange, NJ, hosted their Fifth Annual "Win a Date with a Pirate Athlete" to raise money for Autism Speaks!

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October 14, 2014

More than 1,500 attendees braved the rain, wind and cold at the NJ Shore Walk Now for Autism Speaks and 5K on today at the Long Branch Boardwalk raising over $210,000!

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October 13, 2014

Gerriann LaGuardia is more than just a social worker. She provides a memorable experience for the autism community during the holiday season.

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