New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence
The Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (Council) was created by State appropriation in 1999 and has been issuing research, clinical and educational enhancement grants since 2000. As detailed in P.L. 2007, c. 168, the Council is to establish an Autism Center of Excellence in the State.
The role of the Coordinating Center at Montclair State University is to support and advance the mission of newly funded New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJ ACE) clinical research sites. The NJ ACE Coordinating Center will provide common management and support functions to unify the NJ ACE Program Sites by serving as the voice of the NJ ACE and promoting the sharing of lessons learned and best practices in the conduct of clinical research.
Autism Speaks just published recommendations for future funding for their strategic plan, based on survey responses from over 6000 stakeholders. These findings are aligned with the topics and outcomes of the NJ ACE sponsored Autism Summit 2017 Part II, Meeting of the Minds and Honoring Diversity in Research: Continuing the Conversation, which took place at Montclair State University on October 6, 2017.