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August 2, 2021  

Medicaid Coverage of ABA: A Progress Report

Thankfully, coverage for medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism enrolled in Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare became a possibility in April 2020. 

July 26, 2021

NJ Human Services Announces Partnership with Community Health Law Project to Increase Access to Legal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals with Lower Incomes

Through the partnership, eligible deaf and hard of hearing individuals can receive legal assistance and supports with matters related to their public assistance, health insurance, social security benefits, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure defense, family law issues, consumer protection and debt collection and more.

June 1, 2021  

Local Man Walking Across Country To Raise Money For Homeless

If you can forgive the Hallmark-level Zen of that opening statement, you’ll realize it’s true. Samuel Green, a Brookdale student, is undertaking a mission to raise money for a homeless shelter in Ocean County by walking across the country.

May 18, 2021  

Register for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

With community partners, RWJBarnabas Health is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines at our hospitals, the Middlesex County Mega-Site (NJ Convention and Expo Center) and other affiliated sites.

March 30, 2021  

FY22 State Budget Enhances Funding for the Autism and I/DD Community

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the previous year, the Governor proposed a $44.8 billion budget that would help the State build back from the pandemic and enhance funding for essential services for the autism and intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community.

March 16, 2021  

As Many Parents Fret Over Remote Learning, Some Find Their Kids Are Thriving

That's a welcome goal for the many parents who worry about their children falling behind while learning virtually during the coronavirus pandemic. But some are realizing that their children do better in online school. By most accounts, it's the case for students who focus better when they are not around classmates.

January 25, 2021  

Why Billions In Food Aid Hasn't Gotten To Needy Families

According to a report from Feeding America, 1 in 4 households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. "These are just levels that we've never seen before," says Diane Schanzenbach, an economist at Northwestern University.