Jared is an outstanding advocate. Jared has been with the agency for 4 short months residing in Elizabeth, NJ. Within his short time in CAU he has been attending groups, meetings, and trips with remarkable interest in advocacy while learning about the many different services that help people with disabilities and how cuts to valuable programs like SSI and SNAP/food stamps may hurt low income families and people with disabilities. Jared has expressed that he is glad that his parents and teachers told him how to advocate for himself. Jared believes that advocacy is a very important skill that everyone should have and wants to be the voice for people with disabilities advocating for them as well as him. He also stated that he wants to learn more about advocacy and signed up to join PIP/Partners in Policy Making. Jared says he will continue to go on trips regarding advocacy and attending Helping Hand’s monthly meetings in hopes that he can bring change and help people in the disability community.
Written by Dante Chrystal