Disorder affects social, learning and behavioral skills 

FREEHOLD, NJ – On March 28, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented a proclamation to commemorate Autism Awareness Month, which is observed in the month of April. The Board presented the proclamation to Autism New Jersey Board Chairman James Paone II of Freehold with the hope to raise public awareness of this developmental disorder.

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting social, learning and behavioral skills which include High Functioning Autism, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder which manifests itself in the first three years of life. 

“Because of advocacy organizations such as Autism New Jersey, we can continue to help raise support and awareness of autism spectrum disorders,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “The hard work and dedication of these organizations is vital for the individuals with autism and their families.”

Autism New Jersey is the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated of improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Autism New Jersey works to enhance the resilience, abilities and quality of life of those affected.