The Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (Council) was created by State appropriation in 1999 and has been issuing research, clinical and educational enhancement grants since 2000. The Council’s vision is to enhance the lives of individuals with ASD across their lifespans. The Mission of the Council is to advance and disseminate the understanding, treatment, and management of ASD by means of a coordinated program of biomedical research, clinical innovation, and professional training in New Jersey.
As per P.L. 2007, c.174 the Council's initiatives are funded by a one dollar surcharge from motor vehicle violations and fines, which results in approximately $4 million being dedicated to autism research, treatment and education annually.
As detailed in P.L.2007, Chapter 168, the Council is to establish an Autism Center of Excellence in the State. First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd, MPH joined the Council on June 28, 2012 to announce $3.7 million in grants to create the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJ ACE), marking a new, coordinated approach to autism research in New Jersey.
Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism
PO Box 360, 225 East State Street, Second Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Phone: (609) 633-8740 or (609) 943-5405
Fax: (609) 943-4213
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
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