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Promoting Inclusion and Support During Autism Acceptance Month

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 are you thankful for?

November 24, 2021

Erin Jerome

Melissa Pearl and Andre Foster Many of us have much to be thankful for this holiday season: increased comfort and safety visiting family and friends thanks to vaccines, and a return to some of our favorite activities and regular schedules.  The challenges of the pandemic for people with...

Read all about it in the 2021 Annual Report!

November 15, 2021

Erin Jerome

Our 2021 Annual Report is here! View the PDF flipbook  View and download PDF Our annual report is where we share what we do and who we are, including interviews with our awesome members! What's in the report: -Learn about our many programs and services, including education, employment...
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