Autism Family Services of New Jersey, an affiliate of The Family Resource Network, founded 2004, is dedicated to ensuring a better quality of life for individuals and their families affected by Autism and related disorders throughout the lifespan. It is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to developing programs such as respite care, after school and recreation programs.
Autism has undoubtedly had a significant impact on the nation and, in particular, the state of New Jersey. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2018 report, 1 in every 34 people in New Jersey have an autism diagnosis compared to the national average of 1 in 59 people. Raising a child with autism presents a unique set of challenges with regard to obtaining appropriate services, including adequate after school care and opportunities for social interaction.
Autism Family Services of New Jersey (AFSNJ) is a leading provider of family support services to the autism population and functions as an affiliate of The Family Resource Network (FRN). The Family Resource Network is a comprehensive family-focused umbrella organization designed to meet the growing need for community-based programs and services to individuals and families with a variety of disabilities through our its affiliate organizations: Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Caregivers of New Jersey, Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey and the Family Support Center of New Jersey. The Family Resource Network is a statewide organization with offices located in Brick, Parsippany, Trenton and Barrington.
With more than 50 programs and services available for New Jersey residents living with epilepsy, autism, developmental disabilities and chronic illness, FRN and its affiliates have been affecting lives of thousands of families across New Jersey since 1970.
Along with providing individuals with autism and their families with services like after school care, Saturday recreation and various trainings, AFSNJ holds the largest gathering of autism families in NJ each year at the Annual Autism Beach Bash in Belmar, New Jersey.
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