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***NJ FM recognizes "highest percentage [of autism] of any state in nation"; "a challenge"

Mar 31, 2019, New Jersey 101.5: AUTISM IS A CHALLENGE FOR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS A growing number of children in the Garden State continue to be diagnosed with autism, with 1 in every 34 kids on the spectrum, the highest percentage of any state in the nation. According to Kate Fiske, a psychology professor at Rutgers University and associate director of te Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, autism presents a unique challenges for those diagnosed with it. But what sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is how the condition also affects parents and siblings. … On April 3, Fiske will present Autism: The Family Experience, a program designed to help teachers, psychologists, behavior analysts, medical personnel and other professionals understand the challenges parents and siblings of individuals with autism face, and how to support them…. The program is 5 to 8 p.m. at Rutgers University in Piscataway, at Center Hall inside the Busch Student Center. Fiske is the author of a new book, "Autism and the Family: Understanding and Supporting Parents and Siblings." New Jersey 101.5 will present a special autism town hall later this month.


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