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.