BENEFICIARY PROFILE…POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)

BENEFICIARY PROFILE…POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)

POAC has been a beneficiary of SEA Paddle NYC since the early days.  Their work in the community provides children and families affected by autism with the opportunity to learn, grow and adjust to the challenges of living with autism.  The camaraderie at POAC’s events is palpable along with the happy faces of the children and adults in attendance are a credit to the incredible leadership and staff of the organization.

POAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and has a proven track record of providing services to children and adults with autism, their families, and the professionals who serve them.  Since its inception POAC has provided training, services, outreach and support for thousands of people throughout New Jersey and across the country.  The vast majority of these services are provided 100% free of charge.  In addition, POAC funded the first statewide program for the early detection of and intervention for children with autism.  POAC has partnered with universities and treatment centers to form programs that include researched-based procedures which have proven to be effective for those with autism.  While many organizations exist to find a cause and cure for this developmental disability, POAC has focused its attention and resources on how best to help the children and families who are struggling with autism today.  POAC strives to help individuals with autism achieve their highest potential in their homes, schools and communities.



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