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The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was the recipient of the multi-million dollar grant.The funding will be used to develop a five-year Leadership Education and Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program that will increase the number of health care providers in New Jersey needed to provide early intervention.

“New Jersey has the highest reported prevalence of autism in the nation,” said U.S. Representative Chris Smith who co-chairs a congressional autism caucus. “This investment is long overdue and sorely needed.”

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