KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: North Caldwell Police Chief Mark Duer (right) President of the Essex County Chiefs of Police Association who ran the North Caldwell to Little Falls leg, with his longtime friend and Special Olympian Michael John Sabato (left) . The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run took place on Friday, June 9th as more than 3,000 officers took to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry […]


The National Alliance for Caregiving have Launched a Survey for Caregivers for Persons with Rare Disease

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) AUGUST 31, 2017: As many as 30 million Americans are affected by a rare disease or condition, and many of these individuals receive unpaid care from friends, family, and neighbors. While much of the focus on caregiving has historically been on the aging population in America, policymakers are beginning to take notice of the impact of caring for rare disease patients on the volunteer friends and family who provide care, known as “family […]


NJ Teen Awarded $36K For Launching Comic Book Series For Siblings Of Individuals With Special Needs

Last August, Julie Averbach from Short Hills, NJ was awarded $36,000 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation in recognition of her commitment to tikkun olam (repair the world). At a luncheon at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel Julie, along with 14 other young leaders from across the nation, received the national 2017 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award (www.dillerteenawards.org), a prestigious honor given to youth leaders who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, community service and action. Julie […]

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The Northeast Arc presents The Arc Tank

Did you hear?! Our very own, Editor-in-Chief, Rick Rader, MD, is one of the judges for The Arc Tank!  Do you have an idea that could positively disrupt the system, offering innovation in the area of safety and wellbeing, employment, technology, housing, transportation or socialization for individuals with disabilities? We want to hear it — submit your idea by September 29th! The Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation want your ideas to identify innovative concepts to help […]


Protecting Your Children from Peanut Allergies

A common question among new parents is “How can I protect my baby from getting food allergies.” This is a well-founded question considering that the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) association (www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats) reports approximately 15 million people in the United States have food allergies. Close to 6 million of these individuals are children. As such, food allergies have become a major public health issue in the past decade with a 50% increase in hospital […]


September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month Screening infants for hearing loss is extremely important for future development  RESTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2017—The American Academy of Audiology advocates education of the public regarding the importance of hearing screening for infants. Approximately 97% of hospitals and birthing clinics screen infants. A bipartisan bill (S. 652), Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act has just passed the Senate. This bill reauthorizes funding for important EHDI programs over the next […]


“In Their Own Words: Moving Beyond Migraine” with Robin Roberts Premieres on WebMD

WebMD recently released In Their Own Words: Moving Beyond Migraine with Robin Roberts, a new five-part video series that sheds light on the debilitating nature of migraine and the impact it has on all aspects of a sufferer’s personal and professional life. To learn more about treatments and the individuals featured in the video series, visit: www.webmd.com/insidemigraine Moving Beyond Migraine follows the lives of Jennifer, a public school administrator who has lived with intense migraine […]


Pinpointing The Cause Of Tourette Syndrome

The Tourette Association of America (TAA) and neurogeneticists at Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, brings your attention to the recent publication in the scientific journal Neuron of important news related to the origin and cause of Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 school-aged children in the U.S, and for which there is currently no known cure. Pinpointing the cause of Tourette syndrome has been […]


AAP Statement on Hurricane Harvey

AAP Statement on Hurricane Harvey by: Fernando Stein, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics “As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate my hometown of Houston and displace thousands of families across the state of Texas, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers our support and concern to those uprooted by the storm and those whose lives have been lost or compromised as a result of its effects. “During any disaster, children are uniquely vulnerable – both […]


Autism Family Services of New Jersey presents the 13th Annual Beach Bash

On Sunday, September 10, 2017 Autism Family Services of New Jersey will host the 13th Annual Beach Bash in Belmar, NJ. This is the largest event for individuals with autism and their families. With more than 7,500 expected in attendance there will be something for everyone. This free event will include entertainment, yoga, Zumba, arts and crafts, carnival games and an exhibit tent with many resources and supports to assist families. A highlight of the […]