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For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2009

For Information, Contact:
Pam Ronan, (609) 292-3703

TRENTON  The New Jersey Adults with Autism Task Force will sponsor four public forums to gather input from New Jersey residents regarding the needs of adults with autism. Charged with studying and evaluating the needs of adults with autism, forums are being held to gather information on issues such as job training and placement, housing and long-term care needs.
 
 
This information from the public will be used to develop recommendations designed to support and meet the needs of adults with autism who are residents of New Jersey . The recommendations will comprise the basis for a comprehensive report which the task force shall present to Governor Jon S. Corzine and the New Jersey Legislature in June 2009.  

Who: New Jersey Adults with Autism Task Force

What: Public forums on the Needs of Adults with Autism

Where and When:

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, Pitkin Education

Center, Room A104 

March 14, 2009 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This forum will be broadcast live on www.bergen.edu

For more information, contact: autismtaskforce@bergen.edu

 

Monmouth County Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan

March 14, 2009 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: llong@autismnj.org or 609-883-8100 ext. 48

 

Burlington County Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Road, Mount Holly

Lecture Hall A

March 16, 2009 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm.

For more information, contact deborah.cohen@dhs.state.nj.us or call 609-984-3351

 

Hudson Community College in Journal Square, Building B, 1st Floor Student Lounge, Jersey City

March 21, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: info@djfiddlefoundation.org

 

Cumberland County Library, 800 East Commerce St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Monday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact deborah.cohen@dhs.state.nj.us or call 609-984-3351

 

Historic Courthouse, 71 Main Street, Flemington

March 18, 2009 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact deborah.cohen@dhs.state.nj.us or call 609-984-3351

Individuals planning to present testimony are asked to keep their remarks to three minutes. All testimony must be submitted in writing as well. For those who are unable to attend any of the forums, written testimony may be submitted to deborah.cohen@dhs.state.nj.us. Written testimony must be received by March 21, 2009 .

On September 12, 2007 Governor Jon S. Corzine signed into law (PL 2007, c. 173), which created the task force to study, evaluate and make recommendations intended to meet the needs associated with the significant challenges presented by autism. This 13-member task force includes advocates, family members and professionals in the field of autism.

 
 
 
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