The Valentine Center

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"There are an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults and who society is entirely unprepared for"

Once they leave school there are not many places for them to go.  They need constant care and often cannot be left home alone.  Their education stops, which leads them to losing many of the academic and social skills that they have taken years to learn. 

The Valentine Center has been a dream of mine for a long time. It will cater to these young adults who will continue to grow socially, academically and have career education five days a week.  The Valentine Center will give these young adults with autism, hope, opportunity and goals so they can continue living along with their families.

I have watched my young adult students with autism and developmental disabilities, "Fall off the cliff " when their public school education ends, at the age 21. They are immediately faced with the stark reality of dramatic change in their lives. Graduation from public schools often starts a frightening rapid deterioration of opportunity and quality of life for young adults on the autism spectrum especially those in our inner cities.  Today I know a lot of young adults that are home. So I plead with you to help me start this well needed center for are young adults with autism and developmental disabilities by making a tax deductible donation to The Valentine Center. Come and help fulfill this dream. Give hope to families who have children with autism.


Truly grateful

Janet Mino

Donations made for the benefit of the Valentine Center will go to the Valentine Center Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) organization.  The mission of the Community Foundation's Valentine Center Fund is to support the establishment of the Valentine Center.  The Community Foundation's employer identification number is 22-2281783.
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$2,150 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 51 months
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Created March 2, 2015
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Karen Diamond
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Jessica Adamiak
47 months ago
Alex Sharp
48 months ago
Niraj Krishnani
49 months ago

Keep up the wonderful work Sonali !

Rahul Nabe
49 months ago

Good luck!

Akash and Kiara Krishnani
50 months ago
Vinay Krishnani
50 months ago
Suresh Krishnani
50 months ago

Sonali is doing a fantastic and selfless job and she deserves to get all the help she can get

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