New Jersey Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics
3836 Quakerbridge Road
Suite 108
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-842-0014
Fax: 609-842-0015

Elliot Rubin, MD, FAAP
Chapter President

Fran Gallagher, MEd
Executive Director

Harriet Lazarus, MBA
Deputy Director

Bert Mulder
Director, Membership & Events

Program Contacts
Harriet Lazarus, MBA
Associate Director of Programs

Juliana David, MEd Psych
Program Director

Phone - 609-588-9988
Fax - 609-588-9901

Funding Source
Children's Futures, Inc. and the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services
EPIC - Early Identification of Autism
EPIC: Early Identification & Referral of Children with Autism (EPIC Autism) (2009 - 2011)

NJAAP partnered with Jersey Shore University Medical Center's K Hovnanian Children's Hospital to conduct the EPIC Early Identification of Austism program for primary care providers in Monmouth County. EPIC Autism focused on the early identification and referral of children with autism, and helping community primary care providers to connect families with appropriate community resources and supports. The trainings focused on identifying young children 18 months – 5 years with signs and symptoms suggestive of ASD. Early identification will lead to early and appropriate referrals for children in need of further evaluation and/or other community resources such as early intervention.

Autism Resources

A Family Guide to Navigating the NJ Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A.L.A.R.M. Signs

Autism New Jersey

Autism Speaks : Transition to Youth Toolkit

Child Milestone Map (English & Spanish)

Child Milestone Map (Spanish & English)

Clinical Assessment and Management of Toddlers with Suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder

Developmental Milestone - End of 3 months

Developmental Milestone - End of 4 years

Developmental Milestone - End of 5 years

Developmental Milestone - End of 7 months

Developmental Milestones - End of 1 year

Developmental Milestones - End of 2 years

Identification and Evaluation - AAP Policy

Identifying Infants and Young Children With Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home An Algorithm

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) - English / Spanish
     M-CHAT Instructions & Scoring (English)

NJ Governor’s Council on Autism

Parent Resources (Autism Forum Supporters)

Parents Of Autistic Children (POAC)

Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention for Toddlers with Autism

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network