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Learn the Signs. Act Early
As part of the work of New Jersey’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. team, the Governor’s Council on the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities provided support to have the following CDC Learn the Sign. Act Early. materials translated into Arabic, Korean, and Portuguese:
  • Developmental Screening Fact Sheet (a fact sheet that contains information for parents about developmental screenings)
  • Milestone Informational Card  (this includes some key milestones from 7 months to 4 years of age and questions parents can ask their child’s doctor)
  • Tips for Talking with Parents (a tip sheet to help early educators and childcare providers share concerns about a child with the parent)

These are available for free downloading from the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. website:

New Jersey’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. state team is facilitated by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, NJ’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  For more information about this initiative, contact Kathy Roberson at or 732-235-9317.

Autism Links and other Resources

Adults with Autism Task Force Report 

Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) 

The Arc of New Jersey 

Arts Unbound

Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN) 

Advocacy for Children of New Jersey 

Autism Family Services of NJ 

Autism NJ 

Autism Speaks 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Children’s Specialized Hospital 

Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

Dental Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey

Disability Rights New Jersey NJ ADD Network 

Elizabeth M. Boggs Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UMDNJ-RWJ 

Emergency Preparedness Resources from the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey 

Family Crisis Handbook 

Family Resource Network 

Family Support Center of New Jersey 

Family Support Coalition of New Jersey 

Family Voices of New Jersey 

Find a Ride: NJ public and private transportation 

Lead Safe NJ Program 

Mom2Mom - Support line for mothers 1-877-914-MOM2 

NJ APSE - The Network on Employment 

New Jersey Association of Community Providers 

NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education 

NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities 

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NJ Foundation of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities 

NJ Parent Link: The Early Childhood, Parenting, and Professional Resource Center 

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Parents Of Autistic Children (POAC) 

Rewarding Work/New Jersey - A website for direct support professionals, personal assistants, and their employers 

Special Olympics of New Jersey 

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