Restaurants are some of the most enjoyable and social places where we can connect with our families and friends. New Jersey is a state enriched with restaurants striving to set an example by supporting causes important to them.
Applebee's Grill & Bar
Julie Howerton and the Applebee's staff showed their support by wearing CHOOSE KINDNESS pins.
Bruno’s Italian Brewery,
Morris Plains, NJ
Bruno’s Italian Bistro is displaying banners and including a rack card in all customer receipts.
Know a dining establishment interested in getting more involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Meet Valerie Cullari
2019 Autism Ambassador of the Week 3
When Valerie Cullari was a child, like many little girls, she wanted to be a princess when she grew up. Although it may not be for the reasons you think. Sure, dressing in fancy, pretty clothes was part of it, but Cullari had a bigger reason.
The one child with which she’s most concerned about having a good time is her 3-year-old son Rocco, who was di
agnosed with autism about a year ago, and who has been Cullari’s primary inspiration.
Read Valerie's inspirational story>>
Autism-Friendly Events in the Community
Understandably, new environments can be incredibly challenging for individuals with autism spectrum disorder — even more so if the activities are unpredictable, the settings loud and crowded, or certain formalities are expected.
That’s why it has been so encouraging to see the increasing number of community opportunities giving careful consideration to the needs of their patrons with ASD. Read more>>