“There are no cookie-cutter solutions to autism. Each child has a unique recipe for success.”
2013 FACES 4 Autism Board of Directors
Nicole Walton, Esq. Legal Counsel and Advisor
Susan Elmer, President (on leave for 2013)
Ken Mosca, Vice President
David Hagan, Vice President
Linda Hagan, Treasurer
Barbra Haak, Board Corresponding Secretary
Kim Goodman, Board Member
Nora Wimberg, Board Member
Colleen Lockwood, Hammonton Chapter President
Lisa Bryant and Elizabeth Sinnerard, Cape May County Chapter Co-Presidents
Jessica Cruz, Cumberland County Chapter President
Dr. Carol Lee Madden, Ocean County Chapter Advisor
Isabelle Mosca, Executive Director
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FACES 4 Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and support of children with Autism and their families.
The Mosca family decided to create a support group called Families for Autistic Children in 2002, after their son Kyle was diagnosed. The need for services in South Jersey was great, so they gathered others to create awareness and support. As a result, the group was founded as a non-profit, with the help of other dedicated families including the Philippis, the Cowans, the Seegers, the Elmers, the Kellys, the Mittlemans, and the Mullins.
Families facing a diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorders require the support of others who have been there, as well as the meaningful direction from professionals.
Internet information can be helpful, and definitely overwhelming as well as incorrect. That is why the simplest, oldest method of communication still works. FACE TO FACE! Monthly support group meetings, sibling support meetings, and adult groups offer people the chance to practice good and meaningful communication.
Art classes and music classes help develop social skills, and even sensory, hippotherapy and aquatic therapies are important to ASD children and adults. We encourage people to try what works, and avoid unproven methods which cost lots of money.
Our mission is centered on early intervention, education, advocacy, and support for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in the South Jersey area.
We are a proud United Way of Atlantic County Member Agency. Please LIVE UNITED, and give generously to the annual appeal!
Our Advisory Board
Ann Magann is a speech therapist in the Hammonton Schools and a FACES Advisor.
Carolyn Maloney is a special education teacher in the Hammonton Elementary School, and a FACES Advisor.
Chris Devaney, DDD, Behavior Consultant
Mr. Devaney has officiated at Autism Education Series workshops, worked with schools, parents and children to diminish negative behaviors with the use of Floortime and PBS. FACES’ annual Devaney Award for Service is named after him, in thanks for his continued commitment to our families.
Nina Stolzenberg, PhD, Jewish Family Services
Dr. Nina serves on the Education Committee, offering valuable assistance into various FACES activities.
Yvette Janvier, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Specialized Hospital
Dr. Janvier has opened her heart and her doors to many FACES families, and continues to reach out to us by offering educational workshops and support.
Mary Kientz, MS,OTR,PhD OTR is an Assistant Professor at Richard Stockton College of NJ. Mary is a leader in Sensory Therapy.
Kelly Hargadon, PhD is a psychologist who also facilitates support group meetings for FACES.
Dr. Carol Lee Madden, is an Autism Consultant and facilitator for FACES support groups.
Susan Elmer MA, SLP, CCC is a speech language pathologist and an expert in DIR Floortime and Sensory Integration Therapy.
Eric Joice is the President of the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey. EFNJ offers many programs for children with autism including the Family Support Center of NJ.
Please note: The information provided by FACES 4 Autism is for informational purposes and is not an endorsement or recommendation for treatment. We embrace all possibilities for a cure to autism spectrum disorders explored by families, but we are not intended to be a replacement for services or legal advice.
FACES 4 Autism logo designed by Jackie Seeger, and copyrighted by FACES