A.S.K. Volume 6, Issue 16 2018

Important issue focusing on digestive health and an exciting program for kids with special needs in the Wayne, NJ Public Schools!

A.S.K. Volume 6, Print Resource Guide 2018

Exciting new legislation in New Jersey…plus, teaching and learning methodologies that work! Looking for tools and resources to teach your children about safety? There’s so much more in this important issue. Start the New Year right.

A.S.K. Vol. 5, Issue 14 2017 0

In this exciting issue see how America’s Special Kidz (A.S.K.) helps pay expenses for children in northern New Jersey. Meet two amazing A.S.K. Heroes and the “new” President of the Elks Association of New Jersey. A.S.K. treats kids to an inflatable party…while BCB Community Bank in Fairfield treats children and their parents to Disney on Ice! A special thanks to the PBA Federal Agents of New Jersey for raising $7,500 to help A.S.K. One agent even personally donated $2,500! So much more in this issue. Read on!

A.S.K. Fourth Qtr. 2016

In this exciting issue…Features a beautiful young girl with autism, epilepsy and Trisomy 18 who is beating all odds! She is now in public school and earned a 4.0 grade point average. Also featured is the A.S.K. Free 50’s Dinner Dance for Adults and Chapel Hill Academy in Lincoln Park, New Jersey. This end-of-the-year expanded guide highlights A.S.K. Programs and Fundraisers including the Pirate Boat Excursion and Special Olympics Soccer.

A.S.K. Special Summer Issue 2016

In this new issue: A.S.K. is honored by the New Jersey Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) and the Woodland Park Mayor and Council for its advocacy services, Special Olympics programs and Print Resource Guides for parents and educators. Also featured…BAYADA Pediatrics shares insight on in home care for medically fragile children, Important information on an extraordinary school named ECLC of Ho-Ho-Kus and Chatham, New Jersey, The Calais School continues innovation with its Animal Adaptive Therapy Program…and More!

Fourth Quarter 2015

Important issue features New Jersey’s Catastrophic Illness Fund, the law on IEPs and 504 Plans, The Children’s Therapy Center, Special Olympics Soccer Clinic, ShamRock’s Concert for Kidz, national and local resources. Plus, learn how you can become an integral part of A.S.K. There are so many resources to help families and educators. Join us!

Third Quarter of 2015

Important issue features music and percussion therapy and A.S.K.’s Safety Education and Training. There are so many resources to help families and educators. Don’t forget to look for our latest Special Olympics Programs!

Second Quarter of 2015

ASK JUNE COVER_Page_01Features NJEDDA, warning signs of Apraxia, an extraordinary family with children that overcame language and communication challenges and so much more!

A.S.K. Spearheads Second Special Olympics Developmental Program


May 13, 2015, Woodland Park, New Jersey— “We are so excited to begin Woodland Park’s Special Olympics Developmental Track Program for children with special needs ages 6 to 12. Passaic Valley Regional High School gave us usage of their track. The program begins on May 13, 2015 at 5:15 p.m and continues through June,” stated Joanne Bastante-Howard, founder of America’s Special Kidz (A.S.K.).

Residents and business professionals of Woodland Park, Little Falls, Totowa and other surrounding cities in northern New Jersey are actively sharing their talents and time. “We couldn’t offer these wonderful recreation programs without weekly volunteers,” Howard explained.

“We seem to be attracting additional inquiries weekly! We all know how important it is that our children live active and healthy lives,” she said.

Special Olympics developmental programs help children remain healthy—physically and mentally. They also teach kids valuable team-building and socialization skills. What’s more, the teenage typically developed kids also learn how to embrace their peers with special needs. It’s a win/win for the entire community.

“Since many of our young children have physical, communication, coordination and socialization challenges, they are not able to compete with their peers in other cities like the older Special Olympics athletes. Also, our kids do not typically receive clothing or awards for their hard work, so A.S.K. sought the help of a local sponsor. Thanks to Pizza City of Woodland Park, our kids will have custom t-shirts!

What’s more, at the end of the program, A.S.K. will create certificates/awards based on each child’s accomplishments.”

“We want to encourage the kids to continue participating in Special Olympics programs. We know many of the relationships they form today will have a great impact on their future happiness,” concluded Howard.

All volunteers must be registered at www.sonj.org. Athletes must have a medical release form on file with Special Olympics and be registered online prior to participation. Track dates are May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 16 and 24.

A.S.K. Launches Its Second Golf Outing Fundraiser


Woodland Park, New Jersey—On Monday, June 8, 2015, America’s Special Kidz (A.S.K.), a non-profit organization that provides assistance to families that have children with special needs, will be hosting its annual golf outing at Black Bear/Crystal Springs Resort located at 138 State Route 23, Franklin, NJ 07416.

“America’s Special Kidz is on a fervent mission to develop a safety training and education series that will help to keep all children and adults with disabilities and special needs safe. The funds we raise at this event will help us work towards completing phase one of our program geared towards training parents, hospital personnel, police and fire departments, and business professionals,” according to Joanne Bastante-Howard, the founder of A.S.K and publisher of the A.S.K. Print Resource Guide.

Golf Packages:

The golf package is $195 per person and includes green fees, cart, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. A cocktails and dinner only package is also available at $75 per person. To register yourself or a foursome, send your payment along with a list of golfers’ names to America’s Special Kidz, P.O. Box 2098, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. All donations are tax-deductible.


Registration 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start 1:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Business Sponsorships:

Bronze: Publicity in A.S.K. communications, half-page ad in journal & display $150

Silver: Publicity in A.S.K. communications, full-page ad in journal, sign at a tee $200

Gold: Publicity in A.S.K. communications, full-page ad in journal, table display at registration and lunch & sign placed at one of the tees, VIP sign at dinner & website publicity $300

Platinum: All of the above PLUS ¼ page color ad in A.S.K. Print Magazine $500

Diamond: All of the above PLUS full-page color ad in A.S.K. Print Magazine $1,000


Ad Journal:

 Half page (4”H X 5” W) $50

Full page (8” H X 5” W) $100


America’s Special Kidz (A.S.K.)

A.S.K. is a NJ 501c3 corporation based in Woodland Park that provides critical research as well as online, print and financial resources to families with children that have disabilities, special needs and serious medical conditions. For more information on A.S.K. write Joanne@AmericaSpecialKidz.org or call 973-521-0433. Visit A.S.K. online at www.AmericaSpecialKidz.org

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