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JVS of MetroWest: Celebrating 80 Years of “Helping People Help Themselves”
February 22, 2019
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Thank you to Verizon FiOS1 – New Jersey for their latest coverage about JVS of MetroWest celebrating 80 years of “helping people help themselves.” In the video clip, our very own Hetal Narciso, Director of Rehabilitation, explains “We’ve made a difference for many individuals. Some come back after and thank us for the services we …

Value of Workers Over 50
February 22, 2019
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“People are always asking me, ‘Why do you hire people over 60 to be on your team?’” says Angela Bovill, CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, a New England-based organization that provides wraparound services for vulnerable children and families. She has a ready answer. “Having older people on staff creates a calming force for an organization,” …

Surge In Voters With Disabilities May Influence 2020 Election
July 22, 2019
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Significantly more people with disabilities cast ballots last year, according to a new report suggesting that this demographic is poised to have a big impact in the 2020 presidential race. About half of all citizens with disabilities voted in the 2018 midterm elections, up 8.5 percentage points from the 40.8 percent who did so during …

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism
July 22, 2019
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When Nicole Thibault had her first child, she imagined traveling everywhere with him. But by age 2, he would become upset by simply passing a restaurant that smelled of garlic. Waiting in line elicited tantrums and crowded places overwhelmed him. Autism was diagnosed within the year. “I thought maybe our family dream of travel wouldn’t …

Introducing Hiki: The First-Ever Dating and Friendship App for the Autistic Community
July 22, 2019
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NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hiki (pronounced “hee-KEY”), the first-ever dating and friendship app for the Autistic community, launches publicly today. The mobile app provides a safe space for people with Autism to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate their commonality. It is a place where being different is destigmatized, and where friendships, love, …

Santander Day at JVS
June 6, 2019
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Santander Day at JVS was a huge success thanks to the generosity of Santander Bank and its employees. The day began with Santander’s presentation of a $10,000 check to JVS Board President Michael Goldberg and Executive Director Michael Andreas. This was followed by 9 Santander branch managers from across New Jersey volunteering their time to …

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