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Crossroads for Growth Drawing Attention This World Autism Day to Help NJ Families Obtain Autism Treatment
Date:3/9/2010

With World Autism Day drawing near, the New Jersey non-profit Crossroads for Growth is determined to draw attention to the state’s autism rate and to help families receive expensive autism therapy.

(PRWEB) March 9, 2010 -- For the one in 94 New Jersey families whose children struggle with autism spectrum disorders, finding financial help for ABA and other therapies is often a struggle. World Autism Awareness Day, taking place April 2, will draw attention to the growing worldwide problem of autism, says Linda Lajterman, founder of Crossroads for Growth, Inc., but few people realize that New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the United States.

Of the millions of dollars that go to autism causes, most is used for research; very little goes to the families living with it now. Lajterman, a Registered Nurse and Certified Disability Management Specialist, founded Crossroads for Growth, Inc., a non-sectarian, non-profit organization to provide relief to New Jersey’s economically-challenged families and to help them receive therapeutic services for children with autism.

“Families struggle to obtain the necessary services for their autistic children and are constantly fighting with schools for proper placement and home programs,” Lajterman says. “Many generous individuals donate to autism causes, but most are likely unaware of how little of their money goes to help families. Though the funding need for autism research is vital, donors should be able to choose where their dollars will go: research for the future, or help for the families who need it now.”

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