The Hoboken Special Needs Parent Group (HSNPG) is a supportive network for parents and caregivers of special needs children and the professionals who make a difference in our lives and guide us through this wonderful journey!
The HSNPG is intended to be a valuable resource for all members, as together we can network, form relationships, give and receive advice, refer therapists and specialists, develop special needs activities, explore fundraising opportunities, discuss educational concerns, and share our experiences.
The HSNPG was formed by Dena Russell, a mother of twin boys who are both diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD. Dena has made it her mission to make her hometown of Hoboken, NJ a better place for special needs children. She helps educate families, and works closely with local businesses to develop appropriate programs and activities for special needs children. Dena gives a voice to those families and children who are touched by special needs.
Dena was the Special Needs Columnist for Metro Moms (www.metromoms.net) and was voted "Hoboken Mom of the Week" by Metro Moms CEO and Shorty Awards Winer Kathy Zucker!! She was also a Special Needs Contributor for Mommy Poppins - NJ (www.newjersey.mommypoppins.com). Dena is on the Board of Directors for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (www.asatonline.org).