Better lives for kids with special needs worldwide

 
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Better lives for kids with special needs worldwide

Better lives for kids with special needs worldwide
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Rebecca going to her new school - REED Academy.

Rebecca going to her new school - REED Academy.
Before starting at REED practically the only thing Rebecca did with her hands was put them in her mouth. Within a few months however she learned to use her hands in ways we never thought possible. We could not believe our eyes as she picked up a container of books and put it where it belonged. We watched in amazement as she placed small cubes in a bucket. Rebecca learned how to unpack her knapsack, put away laundry and use utensils. For us her accomplishments were nothing short of a miracle. (view small | med | large | orig)

Lauren and running partner and trainer Linda

Lauren and running partner and trainer Linda
Lauren, was perfect, beautiful, bright and friendly. Then one day she seemed almost catatonic. We called her name and she didn’t look up. She no longer said ‘Mommy.’ Lauren had autism. Lauren has made great strides in many different areas since starting at Alpine. Running unlocked her physical potential and opened the door to a social activity with her typical peers. Lauren joined her high school cross-country team running with ‘lots of friends and has run in several 5K and 10K races. (view small | med | large | orig)

Noah at school

Noah at school
Before Noah turned three, “life was hell” according to his parents. “We brought him to a playgroup and he screamed and wouldn’t let go. We couldn’t go to a restaurant or have anyone at the house. Life was unlivable.” When Noah started at Alpine however their lives turned around. Noah became outgoing, his behavior improved dramatically, and “he was happy as a clam.” Noah had above average scores in every subject and now he continues to excel in school with typically developing children. (view small | med | large | orig)

Drive For Rebecca honored by former Gov. McGreevey

Drive For Rebecca honored by former Gov. McGreevey
The Singer family (founders of The Drive for Rebecca) was honored by former NJ Governor McGreevey for their efforts to increase Autism awareness and raise funds for advocacy, education and research. The Singers are joined by Dan, Rebecca's first teacher at REED Academy. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ian Phillips

Ian Phillips
Photo from Progress Report 'Special Defenders helping children like Ian Phillips' (view small | med | large | orig)

Special Defenders

Special Defenders
Photo from Progress Report 'Helping fight for kids in AK, CA, GA, NJ, VA & UK' (view small | med | large | orig)

No CrIEPs!

No CrIEPs!
Photo from Progress Report 'SpecialAttorneys.org and SpecialAdvocates.org' (view small | med | large | orig)

Advocacy4All Cross-Country Tour

Advocacy4All Cross-Country Tour
Photo from Progress Report 'Kicking off Library Donations and X-Country Trip' (view small | med | large | orig)

Special Needs Parent Handbook - Special Edition

Special Needs Parent Handbook - Special Edition
Photo from Progress Report '$5000 donation kicks off Ambassador Program' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Jon Singer

President
Tenafly, NJ United States

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