Charles Corbett III, graduates from Montclair State University, Class of 2019
Congratulation to this amazing young man, who defied the odds and graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Theater and the Arts.

Charles is a world class swimmer who has overcome so many obstacles because of the love, support and determination of his Amazing and Awesome mom, Cheryl. 

Charles lived on campus, was on the swim team, traveled back and forth on the bus on his own, had a few jobs including working for Nassan's Place.
He is truly an inspiration to so many.

Charles is also on the Autism Spectrum. 
Another example of how individuals affected by Autism can do anything any other individual can do if just given the opportunity.

Excerpts from Charles:

Always, remember that obstacles are opportunities for growth.

You need an inspiring and meaningful picture of growth.

Your life is a work of art, so paint your picture.

Always, remember to Pay It Forward Give Back, by sharing your experiences with others. It will allow others to learn and grow.
Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake honors Autism Trailblazers during her "Hour In Power" Series
Nassan's Place, founder & president Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr was honored to be among the three women honored by Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake.

The event was held on April 18, 2019 during Assemblywoman Timberlake's monthly “Hour of Power” lunchtime community empowerment series and in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.
Congratulations to Janet Mino and Lenya Morgan-Banner who along with Nadine received a resolution by New Jersey Assemblywoman Timberlake and Assemblyman Thomas Giblin who recognized them for being trailblazers in raising awareness, making a difference, and supporting families affected by and living with Autism.

Click here f or an article from TapinEastOrange/Orange
J LOSH Awards Grants to Nassan's Place and other recipients
The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills’ Board of Directors and the Grants Committee recently announced their 2018-2019 grantees of their annual JLOSH Community Grants program.

Nassan's Place was truly honored to be among one of the recipients who was awarded a $1,000 grant by JLOSH on April 10, 2019.

On August 22nd, the grant awarded to Nassan’s Place will be used for their "Annual Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway" in conjunction with the Orange Elks Lodge #135.
JLOSH along with Nassan's Place is committed to providing necessary school supplies and backpacks for area youth affected by Autism and their siblings who live in and around under-served inner-city communities.

Click here for the complete article from Essex News Daily
Nassan's Place Autism Non Profit of the Game at the Barclays Center
Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat
April 10, 2019

Nassan's Place was excited to be the Autism Non Profit of the Game at the Barclays Center as we watched the Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat.

It was a great evening of Autism Awareness, basketball and fun for families affected by Autism complete with a sensory friendly area, surprises and giveaways.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors who made it possible for our very special children and family members to attend the game.

One of the highlights of the evening was Nassan and his dad, Hassan on the floor of the Barclays Center during the National Anthem.

Nassan's Place would also like to "Thank" the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets for their support of helping to make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by Autism.
"6th Annual Nassan 5K Walk for Autism"
April 13, 2019
East Orange Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council joined Nassan's Place for our "6th Annual Nassan 5K Walk for Autism"

Families and friends affected by Autism enjoyed a day of fun, music, facepaiting, Autism Awareness, community unity, giveaways and resources at Elmwood Park in East Orange, NJ.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Focus for Health Foundation
Horizon BC/BS
Excel Sports Management
Tito's Handmade Vodka
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Maplecrest Ford Lincoln of Union
Nike Newark Community Store
NBA Cares

Walkers, donors, volunteers, resources, attendees and supporters.

Mayor Ted R. Green, East Orange City Council & East Orange Recreation & Cultural Affairs for their continued support.
Free Sensory Friendly Movie Day
at CityPlex 12 in recognition of Autism Awareness Month
April 13, 2019
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month an anonymous donor for the 4th consecutive year treated over 250 of Nassan's Place children and family members affected by Autism to a free "Sensory Friendly Movie Day"
on April 14,2019.

All the attendees enjoyed watching, "Missing Link" complete with popcorn, drink and fruit snack.

Thank you to the Anonymous donor, Frank Gonzalez and CityPlex12 for their continued support of helping Nassan's Place enrich and make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by Autism in and around under-served inner-city communities.
$5 Sensory Friendly Movie Days at CityPlex12

Children and families were treated to two "$5 Sensory Friendly Movies Days" in May.

May 4th they enjoyed watching "Ugly Dolls"
May 25th, they enjoyed watching the Disney movie " Aladdin"

Complete with popcorn, drink and fruit snacks.

Nassan's Place "Sensory Friendly Movie Days" also gives our families the opportunity to not only see a great movie for an affordable cost in a sensory friendly and carefree environment but they also get to connect with other families living with and affected by Autism just like them.
Autism Sunday Service & Fair at Franklin St. John's Unified Methodist Church
Nassan's Place, families were invited for the 2nd year to attend Autism Sunday and Fair hosted by Rev. Dr. Lloyd P. Terrell, Mother Marguerite Terrell and the congregation of Franklin St. John's United Methodist Church.

It was an Amazing, Inspirational and uplifting day.

For many of our families it will be an unforgettable day of understanding and acceptance.

Some had never taken their children affected by Autism to church due to the stigma and lack of education about Autism.

The families were welcomed with open arms. The day included a shorter sermon with a great message by Rev. Dr. Lloyd P. Terrell, an Autism Fair which included resources, music, free haircuts, manicures, face-painting, photo booth, magic show, dance performance, giveaways, dinner and surprises.

"Thank You" to Franklin St. John's Unified Methodist Church family, Rev, Dr, Lloyd P. & Mother Terrell, Larry & Zelma Crump and Walter & Dr. Alice Terrell-Bryant & all who donated, volunteered and put this amazing service and fair together.

2nd Annual Pamper Me, Mother's Day Luncheon in conj with The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge" at
Chateau of Spain, Newark NJ
 Nassan's Place in conjunction with the MWPHGLNJ hosted our "2nd Annual Pamper Me, Mother's Day Luncheon" for mothers and caregivers of children affected by Autism.

The afternoon included a delicious lunch, music, manicures, makeovers, massages and surprises.

Thank you to our sponsors:
The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of NJ
Montclair Drifters
Monique & Rodney Jenkins
Frank & Edna Gonzalez
J. W. Pierson Oil Co.
Nike Newark Store

Thank you to our Donors:

Embassy Suites, Chart House, IHOP, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Razac, Massage Envy,TaShan (Paparazzi Jewelry), Love Calloway of LovieLovebeauty

A very Special Thank You"
to all the individuals who donated their time and services to pamper 100 very deserving and amazing Autism moms/caregivers of children /adults affected by Autism:

Makeup Artists - Cazz Fleming
Sabrine Dawud
LovieLove Beauty

Masseuses- Brother Dawud from A Friend in Knead in association with the American Institute.

Manicurist - Lauren Forbes

Music - DJ Will & Melvin Searcy

Wanita Wellness

Donors and Volunteers

Chateau of Spain
Nassan's Place in conj with the Orange Elks Lodge #135 host
"Spring Dance" for teens and adults
May 19, 2019
Nassan's Place in conjunction with the Orange Elks Lodge#135 hosted a day of fun, music, dancing and more fun for teens and adults affected by Autism.

A great time was had by all.

Thank you to Aisha Rich and Dena Buonarota Russell for organizing and putting together this great event.
Upcoming Events/Programs

"6 Week Saturday Inclusion Enrichment Program"
May 18 - June 29, 2019

Vanguard Theater Company Presents "Autism Friendly Production of
"The Little Princess"
Saturday, 6/8/19
Pamper Me, Father's Day Breakfast in conjunction with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Saturday, 6/15/19
Nassan’s Place can’t stop the diagnosis, but we can HELP the families affected by it!
Save The Dates
(more details to come)

June 29th - Annual End of the School Year Barbecue

July 13th - August 10- Saturday Inclusion Basketball Camp
August 22nd - Annual Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway in conjunction with the Orange Elks Lodge

Oct 10th - Annual Community Appreciation Gala

Thank You for your unwavering support of Nassan's Place as we continue to help enrich and make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by Autism in and around under-served inner-cities communities.

Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr 
(973) 424 7781