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The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center


The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center founded in 1972, serves people with autism and their families. The center provides services to hundreds of families each year throughout New Jersey and the United States, as well as training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, special education and related majors. The center's divisions include the Douglass School, a day program for children and adolescents with autism, that includes an innovative integrated preschool; Douglass Outreach, which provides consultation services to schools and families; and the Division of Adult and Transition Services, which serves older adolescents with autism who have severe behavior problems and adults with autism who require continuing vocational and life skills support. The center's research and training division works collaboratively with the other divisions to do first-rate research, community education, and professional training in autism, including a yearly conference.