For Parents & Visitors
As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you're interested in learning as much as you can about clinical assessment, educational strategies and therapeutic services that will help your child.
Educators, therapists and other professionals may also benefit from the experience and expertise our teaching and professional staff offers through consulting and outreach services.
As New Jersey's premier university-based research program on autism services, The Douglass Developmental Disabilites Center is doing the research now that parents, educators, therapists and other practitioners will rely on in the future. Since our founding in 1972, the DDDC has been on the cutting edge of autism education and treatment. And we're providing an array of educational and outreach services that our ongoing research indicate works for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
The DDDC operates the Douglass School, a NJDOE approved public college operated program and a receiving program for students with autism spectrum disorders who need specialized education and behavior intervention services. We offer a full-day, extended school-year and comprehensive educational program for learners ages 3-21.
The DDDC also provides Outreach Services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and the school programs that support them. Our school-based and home-based consultative and training services for parents, educators and professionals provide the tools needed to meet the developmental challenges children with autism spectrum disorders face, and improve developmental outcomes. Our Evaluation and Assessment services help to accurately and reliably identify specific issues and challenges that help educators, professionals and families develope the best programs possible.
The Center's Early Intervention Progam provides early and intensive intervention for very young learners on the autism spectrum using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). DDDC EI services are delivered by individuals highly experienced in working with very young learners with autism spectrum disorders.