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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 http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/services/ppp/ 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 :
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/documents/2018-graduates-aging-out-of-school-system.pdf

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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.