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Youth Program
SPAN Grant
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November 2010

This Winter, MyGoal's mission has been to give back through its various community events all around New Jersey. Read on to see how we have aspired to inspire those around us towards autism awareness.
MyGoal Autism Family Support Group Sessions

Sunday, November 14, 3-5 PM

Sister Marie di Piazzi Conference Room, St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Attend our free monthly support group discussions to better advocate for your loved one's needs. The topic of the next session is
Creating Balance Out of Chaos
Dr. David Potter, Chiropractor

Remember, the MyGoal support groups are free of cost, but provide a wealth of information. Voluntary childcare is also provided for the families that request it. Pre-registration is required for participation and for the availability of childcare. Please call 877-88-MYGOAL (69462) to register.
MyGoal 2010 Holiday Party for Individuals with Autism

Sunday, December 12, 3-6 PM

First floor, Medical Office Building, St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Join us for an afternoon of fun and music with a healthy dose of holiday spirit at MyGoal's 2010 Holiday party for autistic children and their families. Santa and Hanukkah Bear are sure to put a smile on your face! Please RSVP to by December 5th if you would like to attend. For more information, click here for the event flyer.
MyGoal Helps You Get a Social Life!

Sundays, 2-4 PM, Middlesefriendx County

Know a young adult with Asperger's syndrome? MyGoal is undertaking a pilot program to assist 16-21 year-old youths with Asperger's syndrome with building social connections.
If you or someone you know might be interested in the Get a Social Life! program, please contact Janet at
MyGoal Awarded "SMART" grant from SPAN
The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) co-awarded a mini-grant to Saint Peter's University Hospital and MyGoal, Inc. to provide support and education to promote productive family engagement with their pediatrician and other supportive services. The aim of this grant is two-fold:

1. A community based autism screenings to at-risk and vulnerable children throughout central New Jersey.

2. A referral base for patients without primary care phyicians to SMART (Specific Mentoring in Autism Residency Training) program. SMART is a mentoring program to familiarize trainee physicians in the medical aspects of autism.

Our Heartfelt Gratitude

We would like to thank our Sponsors and Supporters who backed our 2nd Annual Gala, "Aspire to Inspire." MyGoal gave back $6,000 in support of families, professionals and even a hospital. We especially acknowledge the following companies for their support: Pines Manor, Artech, Jodi Bouer LLC, Bow Haus Design groupe, Somerset Hematology Group, and Progressive Nutrition Solution. We are able to stay true to our mission because of your kindness and generosity.
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MyGoal Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps families with limited economic resources access therapies, programs and information about autism spectrum disorders. It exists to restore hope, marriages, and lives to families with autism from diagnosis to recovery. For more information, please visit

Dr. Genevieve Kumapley