Each year, SPAN reaches thousands of children with the greatest challenges in New Jersey, the US, and internationally. We are proud of our mission to help parents help their children find success in today’s world.
More than 91% of our program funding comes from grants. However, we need individual and corporate contributions to help us meet the quickly changing educational, mental health and healthcare needs of the most vulnerable families in our communities. And remember, since SPAN is also a trainer of professionals, your gift reverberates and can help families across the country!
Your tax-deductible donation allows us to reach more families and help more children. Inquire with your employer about matching funds.
Please contact us if we can work with you on a matching gift.
“We became educated and confident to advocate on our children’s behalf.”
– Michelle and Jose Perez
Testimonies from Our Parents and Partners
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How We Make a Difference!
“Although there are many organizations that consider themselves advocates in the disability field, I will tell you that no one else is aggressively watching out for children’s issues—all of them—the way SPAN does. As a mom, I really appreciate that.” — Brenda R., parent
“SPAN acts as a mega-clearinghouse of relevant and useful information. They do an excellent job of organizing and distributing information from multiple sources related to children with special needs.” — Pam Kelley, formerly of Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
“Our collaboration-partnership is possible and effective because we have trust in each other, equality and a balance of power, a shared vision and commitment to the same goals.” — Gloria Rodriguez, former Assistant Commissioner, NJ Department of Health
Guidestar’s Seal of Transparency
We are proud to have earned the 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStarUSA! By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world.