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Hershey was a Big Hit!! Thank you all!

Hi Folks

we sent 37 individuals with 43 support persons on a wonderful trip to hershey park!

I was told the hotel was great and the water park was a big it !

Thank you to all our donors without you this would not be possible- some of these guys haven’t been

on a vacation for 4 years.  Judging the smiles I believe they enjoyed this one !


Reeses I’m going to eat you!
This Tram is a bit fast !
Were ready – where’s the Ice Cream!
I like the roller coaster better

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ITS ON ! Hershey Park watch out here comes SSNY !

Were headed to Hershey Park ! August 5th- 7th

Hershey   Head west young man ! ( sort of north west ) 

We received great support last month for the walk which made this trip possiable.

Special thanks to all the Allstate agents that combined donated 20,000 to SSNY !

We will be sending over 40 people to Hershey Park next month including families and staff! 

SSNY will be providing two nights at the Fairfield Inn on Chocolate way right down the road from Hershey Park!

First night they will visit chocolate world then off to Zoo America ! after a long day – off to a good night sleep 

Second day – off to Hershey Park where they can ride the rides, see the shows and even splash in the water park to keep cool.

a good night sleep and then its back to civilization.


Thank you again for all your support and we will be sure to post lots of photos !


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2018 Walk for Someone Special Needs you ! Big success! – SSNY walk 2018

2018 walk ! great event !

Thank you all for your support of SSNY walk 2018 ! we had a great turn out and the weather was kind ( little humid but no rain). The group was lively and happy ! please take a look at our photos. We will remember the friends we lost this year, we know they are in a better place but we will miss them.

Thank you


Our Friends we won’t forget

Thank you Allstate Foundation Agents !

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Parent meeting update

1. Able account should be available in August of this year
2. Updates in Social Security changes form 2017 to 2018         LINK   
3. Lower cost for NJ transportation for individuals with disabilities and there staff ride free   LINK

Additionally Trenton is sponsoring a program to help individuals with Autism and flying see info below

Trenton Mercer Airport invites families with children diagnosed with autism to participate

in a “practice run to prepare for travel. Here is an Oportunity to guide your child through the check-in, security, waiting and baggage c aim part of travel in a calm and

reassuring atmosphere. AJI you need to do is register using the email below, complete

required TSA documents ( you will be issued a prototype boarding pass), bring a small

suitcase to check and have your child bring a packed backpack. In order to offer this

program to as many children diagnosed with autism as possible,

we ask that each is accompanied by parents or guardians only.

Further information will be provided upon registration.


DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 TIME: 7-8:30 AM



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Our Christmas event was the largest yet !

Our event was rescheduled from Dec 15 to the 22nd due to a snow storm that quickly sweep through Colts Neck. Well that didn’t stop over 53 individuals from coming the next week to see Santa! Santa made a special stop to see these wonderful children and adults.

This was our biggest showing yet and everyone seemed very happy and Santa did a great job checking his list. Lots of nice not so much Naughty!

Enjoy the photos !



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Dec Event was Rescheduled ! New Date Dec 22nd !!

Our EVENT WAS RESCHEDULED due to the snow – this Friday the 22nd Santa will be there –

he said he will squeeze us in before the big day !


Santa will be there ! Pizza and activities and the Man in the Red Suite!  Be sure to come Santa is stopping by with gifts and candy !

Vol and Buddies please come at 5pm


A Big Cheese !


Thank you & Merry Christmas


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We had our 2nd Parent group on Dec 15th

Follow up to Dec 15th Parent group
Excellent meeting this month! Angela thank you! for your very informative information on transitioning from school setting to over 21.

This is just what we hoped to see coming out of this group parents helping other parents. I attached the link we were viewing today at the bottom of this email and a link for the Personal Preference program we discussed.

We will try and send out notes Krissy was trying to get it all down, there was a lot of information and hopefully we caught everything.

Also look for a email in a week or so about an interview request Krissy’s company is working on programs that might help with behaviors for our kids.

this link for aging out :

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Thanksgiving event 2017- Thank you all !

Thanks you all for you support and help! This years our Thanksgiving feast was a great success. We served over 45 individuals with disabilities to a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, stuffing, ham, mash potatoes and all the fixings! There were a lot of smiling faces and it was a honor to be able to serve them. We had some extra help from our craft young woman and the support of St James CCD crew. Take a look at some of the photos

This year, remember to be truly Thankful, God bless you all.

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First Someone Special Needs you Parent Group Nov 3rd

Friday Nov 3rd will be out first parent group meeting. from 10am to 11:30 am at 186 rt 537 1st floor Colts Neck NJ 07722

we are located about 500 feet west of the intersection of rt 34 and 537 ( sometimes the GPS gives the wrong address)

This will be more of a meet and greet –  Meet the moderators and get a feel of what topics are of interest to the group.

I hope everyone brings a positive outlook on the future for all our population.

Its great we have two moderator’s that grew up with SSNY and now are leaders in the industry ( bio’s below)

See you soon !  Vince

Alyssa Cantin-Giles Bio:

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist, with experience providing individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults, couples and families. I graduated from Wake Forest University, and have my Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. Currently I am completing my dissertation for my PhD in Clinical Social Work at Fordham University. My experience with at-risk children and adolescents, adults and families in various settings has provided me with a strong foundation in utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to elicit change and foster growth within the individual, while maintaining a strength-based approach. Along with general mental health, I have a special interest in the field of disabilities as well as maternal health (e.g., miscarriage, IVF) and school-based concerns. I strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for my clients, with treatment tailored to their unique needs.
Krissy Cantin Garside bio:
I am currently an Industrial and Systems Engineering PhD student with a Biomedical Option at Virginia Tech. In pursuit of my doctoral degree, I completed my Master of Engineering degree in May 2016. I am conducting my dissertation research on pattern recognition and health monitoring in autism spectrum disorder, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and two Virginia-based grants. I am specifically researching the perspectives of caregivers of people with ASD and self-injurious behavior, and potential methods to monitor and predict this behavior. Prior to the start of my doctoral program, I graduated Wake Forest University with a double major in Physics and Psychology.  I conducted my Honors Psychology Program research on the effects of pink noise on children with autism, and I continued this research after graduation. I created and ran dance programs in the Winston-Salem community for people with ASD and Down syndrome, which originally began in Colts Neck after being heavily involved as a buddy Mr. Vincent Scanelli’s “Someone Special Needs You.