Advocating for Justice

Advocating for Justice

The unfair treatment and disregard sometimes shown to people with special needs have to stop. Unfortunately, this personal story is just one of the many inexcusable instances of neglect shown by certain people of authority. My son Aidan showed up to school like this;...
Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS)

Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS)

Over the past several months, we have highlighted some of the outstanding support the RCAAS provides to adults with autism. This article will give you some information on the primary services they offer. Supporting Community Access through Leisure and Employment...
Autism Awareness Month 2022 – Proclamations

Autism Awareness Month 2022 – Proclamations

For this year’s final Autism Awareness post, we highlight proclamations given by President Joe Biden and New Jersey governor Phil Murphy. Having the continued commitment of the leadership in our country is of utmost importance to ensure that people with autism and...
Autism Awareness Month 2022 – A Personal Message

Autism Awareness Month 2022 – A Personal Message

Our initial Autism Awareness Month article discussed the facts and statistics correlating to this neurobiological disorder. In this post, I will share some personal knowledge, describing how autism affects my family and my views on how the focus of Autism Awareness...
Autism Awareness Month 2022 – The Facts

Autism Awareness Month 2022 – The Facts

April is Autism Awareness Month, sometimes called Autism Acceptance Month; however, I believe Autism Action Month seems the most appropriate. While raising awareness for those with autism is essential, taking action to ensure that autistic children, adults, and their...
How to Stop Bullying in New Jersey Schools – Recap

How to Stop Bullying in New Jersey Schools – Recap

Over the past several months, we have published several articles about bullying in New Jersey schools and how this bullying significantly impacts those with special needs. In this compilation, we are going to summarize the most important aspects discussed within each...
Know Your Rights – PRISE and the IDEA

Know Your Rights – PRISE and the IDEA

The Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE) documentation helps ensure that the parents of children with special needs understand their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Developed by the New Jersey Department of Education, PRISE...
The Personal Preference Program (PPP)

The Personal Preference Program (PPP)

The PPP provides monetary compensation to the caregivers of developmentally disabled children, whether that caregiver is a family member or another trusted guardian. To determine eligibility, a registered nurse assesses the adaptive living skills of the child and...
Saving New Jersey Group Homes – We Did It!

Saving New Jersey Group Homes – We Did It!

Since November, we have been actively reaching out to New Jersey State officials to save the Kearsley Group Home where my son Aidan stays and four other Oaks Integrated Care facilities. Through our perseverance and the help of other concerned citizens, these five...
Help Prevent Wrongful Group Home Discharges

Help Prevent Wrongful Group Home Discharges

Many adults with special needs require the professional help and services provided by group homes. Without the support of a group home, these individuals may put themselves and their families at risk. I’m currently dealing with this devastating issue affecting my...