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Current Center News

Spring 2017


Deborah M. Spitalnik, PhD and NJLEND Fellows Attend Autism Roundtable Discussion hosted by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez

Deborah Spitalnik, Deepa Srinivasavaradan, and Stacey CallahanDeborah M. Spitalnik, PhD, Director of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NJLEND), attended an Autism Roundtable Discussion hosted by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez in Newark on April 12, 2017. The event, held in recognition of Autism Awareness month, brought together New Jersey leaders, experts, and parent advocates to discuss pressing issues confronting the autism community. Attendees provided input on the importance of Medicaid as a source of funding for long term supports and services, the need to protect research and training programs funded through the Autism CARES Act, and equal access to health care for children with autism. Deepa Srinivasavaradan, NJLEND Family Fellow, and Stacey Callahan, NJLEND Social Work Fellow (pictured with Dr. Spitalnik) were also in attendance.

Eric Courchesne, PhD to Present Autism Research: Prenatal Beginnings to Early Childhood Clinical Outcome at April 20 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series


Developmental Disabilities Lecture SeriesIn recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the April 20 session of the Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series will focus on autism research. Eric Courchesne, PhD, Professor and Co-Director, Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California San Diego, will present "Autism Research: Prenatal Beginnings to Early Childhood Clinical Outcome" from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, Iselin, NJ. View details and register online



The Boggs Center Welcomes Rachel Anderson

Rachel AndersonRachel Anderson recently joined The Boggs Center as a member of the Project Support Team. She provides administrative support to the Employment and Aging, Grief, and Loss training courses as well as the Facing the Future conference and Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series. She also provides technical assistance for the College of Direct Support (CDS).  Ms. Anderson earned her BFA from the University of Maine at Farmington.

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