Brian Aubin is a 24-year-old Long Island native, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in his late teens. Prior to and immediately following his diagnosis, Brian struggled with anxiety and depression, as well as alcohol and drug addiction and suicidal tendencies. Brian is now sober and healthy. Over the last few years, Brian discovered yoga and wellness, attending classes and… Read More
A special professional can make all of the difference to a child with special needs. These professionals did. Read their inspiring stories here.
My name is Greg. In 2009 I was diagnosed with MS. As anyone who knows about this disease can understand, it is heartbreaking. It can turn your world upside down. Or stop it altogether. I was determined to make the best of it, but the hardest thing was to lose my mobility. My freedom, to move and to get out… Read More
Family Story: I am Dr. Gail Quackenbush, a fellowship trained breast radiologist currently practicing at the Montclair Breast Center in Montclair New Jersey . As October approaches, we begin to see pink ribbons and are once again reminded that it will soon be breast cancer awareness month. I am fairly certain that anyone reading this knows someone who has battled… Read More
My name is Cassidy Harrison. I am an adult living with Autism. If you don’t know about autism, it is a Spectrum Disorder or Disability. What that means is that some people are affected by it more than others. For example some people with autism have no language and others can speak and understand people very well. Some people with… Read More
Join us for a special webinar to learn how you can help stop the stress cycle for your child. August 15th at 10 a.m. Free with paid membership. Non-member fee: $30 Click here to REGISTER Stress can be a major culprit affecting learning and functioning in children with developmental disorders, and can interfere with learning and result in maladaptive behaviors…. Read More
Anthony Di Salvo founded Sprout (www.gosprout.org), a vacation program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in 1979 with the goal of “making the invisible visible”. Through the Sprout Touring Film Festival (www.SproutTouringFilmFestival.org) and Sproutflix (www.sproutflix.org), a film distribution service, we are now using film featuring people with (I/DD) as tools to bring about social change. There are over… Read More