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April 18, 2017  

Asbury Park Mayor Creates Youth Council - Seeks Wellness Committee Members

Both initiatives, Moor said, were launched out of the early January Call to Collaboration Creative Asbury Park, a 2-day seminar organized by Creative NJ through a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation grant.Applications to join the Mayor’s Wellness Committee are available at the City Clerk’s  office at 1 Municipal Plaza.

March 16, 2017  

Body Position Affects Emotion: Free Video

When the body is frozen in a position of terror, it's not possible to feel joy ... BUT in contrast, when the body is in a position of joy and openness, it's not possible to feel terror. In this free short video, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk demonstrates this body position and show you how it changes the way you take in emotions

March 6, 2017

New Apps to Help Keep You Safe

Smart phones are meant to be, well, smart. Good thing there are a slew of apps being created to help ensure your safety at the push of a button. Here, we weigh the pros and cons of three different apps available to help you stay safe. It's important to note, however, these apps should not be used or depended upon as your sole source of protection.

March 3, 2017

DCF Resources: Water Safety - Autistic Youth

FYI - 91% of children with autism who die prematurely die in a water-related incident. DCF is making these announcements and handouts and resources available to providers to share as needed.
 

December 21, 2016

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Becomes Law

Prior to enactment of this new law, individuals with disabilities who didn’t have a living parent or grandparent couldn’t create their own self-settled SNT without going to court.