Local University Conducts Research on Autism

i Sep 11th No Comments by

Welcome to the Erick’s Place Wednesday Share.  As the founders of Erick’s Place, Sabrina and I (Rosy) look forward to sharing information and resources that will assist and enrich the day-to-day lives of Special Needs Children, their parents/caregivers, families and friends that help.

This week, we came across an article in the South Jersey Journal September 2014 issue titled: “Rowan prof. researches parents’ impact on their children with Autism”. Following is a summary of the article along with contact information. (more…)

PLAY IT SAFE WITH FIRE SAFETY

i Oct 5th No Comments by

Fire Prevention Week is 10/7/12 – 10/13/12.

Fires are frightening. Not only can you get burned but you can lose your life.  I know because fire has personally affected me. You see my first husband and son died because of injuries sustained in a fire many years ago.

Take a look at this: In 2010 in Camden County, NJ fire departments responded to 29,192 fires (http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dfs/) — that’s a lot of fires. Big or small fire is fire and someone can get hurt. There are a variety of ways to prevent fires and plan for escape in the event there is a fire. Here are three tips that address  fire prevention and fire escape. (more…)

Why Them and Not Me?

i Feb 9th No Comments by

Why Them and Not Me?
Have you ever asked yourself that question – “Why Them & Not Me?”.  It applies to a variety of scenarios and situations.  For instance, why did they get the job & not me?  Why did the NY Giants win the Super Bowl and not the New England Patriots?  Why does my special needs child have to go through these challenges & not me?  That question – “Why Them and Not Me?” – came up a few times on a recent episode of Blue Bloods.  The Police Commissioner’s former partner died from injuries sustained during the 9/11 attacks.  They were both First Responders during the attacks, putting their lives on the line; one ultimately sacrificed his life, suffering through a devastating illness and later succumbing.  The Police Commissioner (Tom Selleck) questions his own mortality asking the question, “Why Them & Not Me?” – -“Why did thousands die and I survived?” (more…)