February 2012

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Valentine's day is not the only sweet thing about February!  MyGOAL continues to offer its  Autism Enrichment Grant, Stress Mangement and Jump Start Autism programs for families with autism. This month, we are keeping our pact with the international community to raise Autism awareness.  As always, our popular support group sessions are in full swing.  Read on to see details and join us at our events! 
Stress Management through Family Connection 

Sunday, February 5, 2:30 - 4 PM

Sunday, February 12, 2:30 - 4 PM

Sunday, February 26, 2:30 - 4 PM


St. Peter's Univ. Hospital
254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
1st Floor, Conf. Rm #1

In collaboration with Wellspring Lifestyle, MyGOAL is offering a program that specifically addresses stress management and enhanced connection for families faced with Autism. Applicable families will commit to an 8 week program (January-April) that includes stress management, relaxation and family counseling. Pleaseclick here for flyer and details.


To register for the Stress Management Program, contact Jasmine Jimenez, Jasmine@mygoalautism.org; or 877-886-9462.

Family & Siblings Support Group
Sunday, February 12 @  4 PM
St. Peter's Univ. Hospital
254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
1st Floor, Conf. Rm #1

We are pleased to offer a special program entitled


"Understanding Sensory Integration: Therapeutic Strategies for Addressing Sensory- related Behavior in Your Child"

 by Ellen Osei, MS OTR/L 

Click here for flyer and details. Childcare will be provided. Please pre-register at jasmine@mygoalautism.org

MyGOAL Special Education Parent Group
Monday, Febraury 20 @ 6:45 PM
St. Peter's Univ. Hospital
254 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
1st Floor, Conf. Rm #1

This month's special education parent session will focus on getting resources and information to make your IEP (individualized education Program) a great one.


Childcare will be provided. For more information, contact: Andrea@mygoalautism.org or 877-886-9462



Dr. Genevieve Kumapley




In This Issue
Stress Management Program
Support Group Session
Special Education Parent Group
Enrichment Grant Program Application
2012 MyGOAL Enrichment Grant Program Applications Are Out!

Take advantage of MyGOAL's NEW enrichment grant that will enable families to avail socialization and recreational
opportunities designed for individuals with special needs. Click here for grant application and detailsDeadline for the application is March 15, 2012.


Jump Start Autism Program
Family Jumping


Thursday, February 16, Noon
 Saint Peter's Univ. Hospital
254 Easton Ave,
New Brunswick, NJ
3rd Floor, MOB, Ped. Clinic 


Are you a new caregiver of a child recently diagnosed with Autism?


Do you have questions about Autism and the treatment options?


If you have these questions and more, come to a special class and learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders.

For more information, click here or contact us at info@mygoalautism.org 

Phone:  877-886-9462.




MyGOAL renews International Pact with Visit to Ghana  

MyGOAL's founder and Executive Director, Dr. Genevieve Kumapley is once again set to journey to Ghana to promote autism awareness in the community and to offer training workshops to teachers and healthcare providers so children with autism can be diagnosed earlier and receive the help they need.

Click here to learn more about Life without Barriers.