Webinar: Funding For Residential Placements in New Jersey for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will address the New Jersey Statewide Transition Plan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rules and regulations governing residential settings. Particular emphasis will be on how to establish eligibility and access funding for residential placements..

In addition, participants will be provided with a basic knowledge of how to obtain residential funding for individuals under the age of twenty-one through the Children’s System of Care and local school districts. DDD funding for residential placements for individuals over the age of twenty-one through the Community Care Program will also be presented. Topics covered will include: how to apply, eligibility, effective advocacy and accessing specific services. The waiting list will be discussed as well as how placements can be made on an emergency basis bypassing the waiting list. The New Jersey Statewide Transition Plan and its impact on residential options will be discussed. Specific information on a variety of housing projects will also be presented.

This session is being presented by:
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
Parles Rekem, LLP – Attorneys At Law

This webinar is being offered free of charge.

Webinar: What does epilepsy have to do with Autism?
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Epilepsy can occur in up to 40% of individuals with Autism, and even more have abnormal electroencephalograms (EEG). With this compelling connection, parents and caregivers might be curious to know if their child with Autism has Epilepsy and what to do about it. Epilepsy can complicate the care and management of individuals with Autism, but also provides insight into the biological causes and contributions to Autism and associated problem behaviors. This Webinar will examine the relationship between Autism and Epilepsy, including its signs and symptoms, the importance of early detection, how Epilepsy can provide insight into the manifestations of Autism, treatment options, and outcomes. This presentation will provide important information for parents, caregivers and professionals working with children and adults with Autism.

This session is being presented by:
Mark Mintz, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer & Founder
CNNH NeuroHealth

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Special Qualification in Child Neurology)
Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Epilepsy
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics

This webinar is being offered free of charge.

Autism Beach Bash @ Belmar, NJ
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autism Family Services of New Jersey’s 15th Annual Autism Beach Bash will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in Belmar, NJ.


This is the largest and most talked about event for people with Autism.  Day includes a one of a kind surf experience. Register at

The day includes organized activities, DJ, arts and crafts, informational vendors, lunch, beach games and more.  Families have an opportunity to network and partake in organized activities throughout the day.

One of the highlights of the day is the opportunity to surf with Surfers Healing.  If you register April 20 through 26th at to receive confirmation that you are accepted.



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