New Horizons in Autism opened its first group home for women with autism in 1985. Today, the organization operates its residential program for adults with autism through group homes in a variety of communities, including Aberdeen, Freehold, Lakewood, Marlboro, Neptune, New Egypt, Wall, Brick Township and Ramsey. The residential program strives for a healthy balance between a therapeutic and home environment, focusing on the residents’ quality of life and personal development while coexisting peacefully with the homes and businesses in the neighborhood.
Clearly autism does not just affect children; more than 12,000 adults in New Jersey have been diagnosed with the disorder. In order to empower these adults to function in society, New Horizons in Autism offers a specialized vocational program to those 21 years and older. By targeting individual strengths and capabilities, the program teaches trade skills to adults with autism and enables them to sustain employment in the community.
FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
In 1995, New Horizons in Autism began offering a five-day after-school program for children with autism. The after-school service provided by New Horizons in Autism is unique in that it covers all areas of personal needs while enabling children to enjoy supervised experiences in the community. The program is offered in Freehold, NJ.
The after-school program offered by New Horizons in Autism has been in such demand that similar activities are offered on Saturdays, Sundays and during the summer. New Horizons in Autism recognizes the importance of providing a consistent, year-round routine to children with autism in a familiar setting.
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Since 1999, New Horizons in Autism has worked with families to facilitate educational plans in the home. This behavior therapy program helps families tackle seeming impossible tasks and create a more harmonious home life. Home-based behavior therapy can be crucial when it comes to supporting a child with autism at home, especially when siblings who do not have autism are part of the family.
New Horizons in Autism, Inc.. is an approved training agency with the Division Developmental Disabilities. We believe that because of the organization’s diligence to making a difference in the lives of the Community, we will enhance the skills of all of our direct support professionals. Our commitment to build bridges towards independence will assist in sustaining our community for many years to come.
New Horizons in Autism includes high technology in an educational environment, to deliver initiatives in support of agency objectives. With extensive proficiency in employee relations, training design, coaching, and mentoring.
New Horizons in Autism offers a multitude of training required by the state of New Jersey for all Agencies providers and employees.
Please contact us for the list of all training and any additional information.