Autism Foundation of NJ, Inc.
c/o Richards Group PC
312 Springfield Avenue, Suite 203
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Telephone: 862-246-6350About Us
Mission StatementThe purpose of the Autism Foundation of NJ is to provide supplementary resources to students with autism to ensure that they are provided with comprehensive, quality educational programming, which will enable them to reach their maximum potential and become independent, productive members of society.
Over 21 ProgramDue to the generosity of the Autism Foundation of NJ, Our House, Inc. is renting space at the Morris-Union Jointure Commission's Developmental Learning Center - New Providence for an over 21 program for adults with autism. The adults in this program have programs tailored to their needs which feature life skills, recreation, and volunteer services to the community. The Autism Foundation of NJ has donated the funding to renovate the classroom space for this program and has designed a state of the art facility for adults with autism. Through the generosity of the Autism Foundation of NJ, Our House, Inc. will be able to expand its over 21 services to approximately 20 clients at the New Providence location.iPads Donated to MUJC for Student UseThe Autism Foundation of New Jersey donated 30 iPads to the Morris-Union Jointure Commission for use in their Developmental Learning Centers.
The iPads offer an opportunity to enhance student's learning with direct and effective use of a highly interactive technology tool. The Morris-Union Jointure Commission DLCs' students require tactile, visual, and auditory experiences. Practice and repetition with reading, language, and math concepts, all part of DLC curriculum, is critical for the goal of preparing students to become active members of their communities and live and work in supported or independent environments. Use of the iPads will motivate students to practice new concepts and enhance their ability to communicate thoughts and learn new concepts. The Apps written for students with autism include immediate feedback that motivates either correction of mistakes or moving forward to new learning opportunities.