Location: Seawaren, New Jersey – May 2018

Rosemary Lewis, OIA-ACE New Jersey Branch Manager, and her family participated in the POAC autism awareness walk in honor of her nephew Nikolas. Their team name was “Footprints for Nikolas.”

New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the entire country, with 1 out of every 41 children born with autism. This is more than AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined. POAC is dedicated to meeting those needs and is continually expanding to help these children, adults, and their families.

POAC’s mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism by providing scientifically-based training to parents, teachers, and other direct service providers. POAC supports ongoing quality research on the causes of autism, its symptoms, prevention, and a potential cure. For more information visit POAC's website.