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Promoting Inclusion and Support During Autism Acceptance Month

April 18, 2022

Erin Jerome

CAU member Rashad Kearney at home in Elizabeth. Autism acceptance is a major step beyond awareness - that's why April is now known as Autism Acceptance Month. The Autism Society of America proposed the change last year from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month with the intention...

Artists to Perform in Third Annual Banding Together for CAU

March 15, 2022

Erin Jerome

Cory Singer realized when he was young that singing could be a way to make friends and gain respect from his peers. “It’s how people knew I existed and had a voice,” he said. “When you have a hard time communicating like everyone else you have to find an outlet to do so.” Today the...

Advocates on Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 11, 2022

Erin Jerome

Annie Sims in the CAU Chat Center Before Annie Sims joined Community Access Unlimited, she didn’t think voting was for her because her family encouraged her not to.  Before becoming an advocate for herself and issues affecting others with disabilities, Myrta Rosa worried about making sure...

What Happens When You Age Out of Foster Care? What Should I Do?

January 19, 2022

Erin Jerome

When youth age out of the child welfare system without being placed in a permanent home or reuniting with family, their support can go away overnight. Each year, more than 23,000 young people age out of foster care system, according to the National Foster Youth Institute. Without support along the...

How to Find Housing for Adults with Disabilities in NJ

December 29, 2021

Erin Jerome

There are many housing resources available for people with disabilities depending on the needs of the individual. These include fully staffed residential programs and affordable rental housing so that people with disabilities keep their independence and stay active in the community.  CAU...
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