Ange Dellavecchio said her son, A.J. Greene, who lives with autism, has developed a huge fascination with clocks.
“I like the color about it,” A.J. said as he showed off one of his clocks.
Monday, March 3, 2014
The leading autism nonprofit and Google have teamed in an attempt to link private investors like venture capital, private equity and even hedge funds to inject innovative autism-related business development.Thanks to increased awareness and diagnosis of autism, it's now known that one in every 88 American children is born with some level of the disorder. That's more than those affected by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome—combined.
In what he called an “era of fiscal restraint,” Gov. Chris Christie wants to increase state spending for New Jersey’s expanded Medicaid program by $254 million next year.The governor’s proposed Medicaid spending includes an additional $100 million to place people with developmental disabilities or mental health issues in less restrictive community settings, and a $125 million increase for assistive services to keep older adults out of nursing homes.The governor also is urging the state’s medical research institutions to find new ways to improve health care delivery and control rising expenses.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
TRENTON — The Christie administration has accelerated the closing of two institutions that are home to 415 people with developmental disabilities, choosing to close one in Totowa in July and another in Woodbridge in January 2015, according to a memo obtained by The Star-Ledger.
Two years ago, a task force decided to close the Woodbridge Developmental Center and the North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa by 2017 in an effort to reduce New Jersey’s reliance on institutional care for people with developmental disabilities.