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...
Act Now – Save The Kearsley Group Home

Act Now – Save The Kearsley Group Home

In late November, we urged you to help save the Kearsley Group Home and four other New Jersey group homes scheduled to close. Now we need your support more than ever as the potential closing date looms nearer. From My Interview With NJ.com For a young man with autism,...
Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – IOC

Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – IOC

Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) provides autistic adults with help and support extremely hard to find elsewhere. Our fourth RCAAS article focuses on their Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC). A Look Back: Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – SCALE...
Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – PSC

Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – PSC

In our third article on the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), we will be discussing their Psychological Services Clinic (PSC). A Look Back: Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – SCALE Program Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services – CSP The...