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 New Jersey - Family Involvement

The Role of Families in Developing Systems of Care for Children and Youth with ASD/DD across the Six Core Outcomes for CYSHCN

The New Jersey Peer-to-Peer Exchange took place on April 10-11, 2012 in Cherry Hill, NJ. New Jersey’s State Autism Implementation Grant team hosted a special statewide partnership meeting on the role of families in developing systems of care across the six core outcomes for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). On day one, participants attended the Community of Care Consortium Summit at Centrastate Medical Center. The summit was composed of more than 100 stakeholder groups who examined progress made over the last two years in improving New Jersey's performance on the six core outcomes. Participants included state agencies, autism centers of excellence, early intervention, HMOs, families and family organization, hospitals and FQHCs, among others. On day two, participants visited a regional autism clinical enhancement program, the Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH), which included family resource specialists and parent leaders of children with ASD/DD. State Autism Planning and Implementation Grantees from CT, GA, ME, OH and TN participated in the exchange.

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