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Advocates for Disabled Americans, Veterans, Police, Fireman & Families ( ADA VETs) is a family oriented organization advocating for the rights of disabled. We pride ourselves in working closely with families to meet their needs. We know how important the family unit is, hence, our organization is comprised of family members, close friends, clients turned members and long time colleagues that work together closely to serve the disabled. These individuals have all become the ADA VETS family network.
The CEO, Darren Aquino, founded this organization due to his own challenges with his disability. He wanted to create an organization that would truly meet the challenging needs of the disabled population since there were very few options available. Most of the members and volunteers are also disabled,which makes this organization unique. Each individual  in the organization has dealt personally with a situation involving their own disability or a family member’s disability. The members and affiliates found Darren’s organization since they were seeking assistance in the disabilities area.
Every case is dealt with individualized care. No disability case is denied. We provide assistance for qualified disabled individuals from birth to senior.   We provide advocacy services for infants and toddlers receiving Early Intervention Services, for children and teens receiving services from the Board of Education, (CPSE, CSE),and  individuals that need assistance with Social Security benefits, 911 1st responders that have developed ailments, disabled Veterans, Police and Firemen. We hope that we can be of service to you.
IT’S HOLDIAY TIME FOLKS!!! PLEASE JOIN OUR EFFORTS, check out our blog, we have a drive to assist disabled families and disabled veterans during this Holiday time….
JOIN OUR ANTI BULLYING COLLECTIVE

Glenn Goss & Steven Bauer (left)

Through collaboration with Advocates for Disabled Americans, Veterans, Police, Firemen & Families- Darren Aquino, Glenn  Goss and Steven Bauer, a unique collective has developed to address the global crisis of bullying which has lead to the death and ruination of the lives of many teens and adolescents, the most recent being 12 year old, of Rebecca Sedwick.

The Collective will address bullying, but also will specialize in disabled  victims of bullying. A very large number being autistic. The current state of bullying involves 90% of children that have been diagnosed with this spectrum disorder.

Steven Bauer & Al Pacino-SCARFACE

Bullying  is poisoning our country in epidemic proportions.

As we approach this global crisis, we must come together in communities, neighborhoods, schools, the workplace…

Rebecca’s death has caused a great amount media coverage regarding bullying, however, It has been present for decades,  without a remedy. The main addition to this form of social and emotional assault has been the role that massive social media has played, which reaches millions.

We must attack the root of the problem. it doesn’t just happen. we must identify where it begins…

What has upset the social balance of our society?

We have created a tactical support program against bullying with other partners. We cannot do this without  partners. The act of reaching out and spreading awareness alone, requires a great deal of support.

Success relies on your contributions.

TACTICAL SUPPORT PORGRAMS WILL INCLUDE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WILL HAVE:

  • BULLY FREE ZONES
  • BULLY SAFE ZONES
  • BULLY PATROL SCHOOL MONITORS aka BULLY PATROL
  • BULLY FREE MENTORS

OUR MOTTO-SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING-SPEAK OUT AGAINST BULLIES

OUR PARTNER STEVEN BAUER’S SON WAS BULLIED

DARREN AQUINO’S DAUGHTER WAS BULLIED

Darren Aquino, Glenn Goss, Steven Bauer and Mike Livi will be working together in the “Bullying Campaign”. Mike will be using his amazing Wonderpuppets to bring awareness of bullying to younger children. Please stay tuned for our toolkits for Bullying and our National Campaign…..

 

Glenn sends the following to FB : Wonderful chat this afternoon with actress/comedienne/author Geri Jewell. Geri tells us that she has been thinking a lot about our campaign and her own life experiences. Can’t wait to add her voice to our efforts. #BullyingAwareness Steven Bauer www.gerijewell.com — with Steven Bauer and Geri Jewell

TO LEARN MORE, DO MORE AND KNOW MORE, CONTACT US IN HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS ANTI BULLYING ALLIANCE.

IN THE COMING DAYS, THE RELEASE OF VIDEOS AND OTHER ITEMS WILL BE RELEASED BY DARREN, STEVEN AND GLENN.

JOHN M. ZENIR, ESQ

We are very fortunate to have John M. Zenir, ESQ. as a member and volunteer of our organization.  Please see his amazing profile by clicking on the link

Super Lawyers provides Attorney Profile of John Zenir located in Mineola, New York (NY) focused on Family LAW.

Mr. Zenir  will add energy, knowledge, legal wisdom to our already amazing team of members. Please see his profile on our Members Profiles page

Super Lawyers provides Attorney Profile of John Zenir located in Mineola, New York (NY) focused on Family Law

Advocates for Disabled and Connect Church, preparing for the Holidays

Darren Dione Aquino-Advocates for Disabled Americans, Veterans, Police, Firemen & Families and Pastor John Gravagna, Connect Church, in North Bellmore, NY, are working in collaboration to ensure that disabled families in need will have Thanksgiving Dinners and gifts for their families during the upcoming Holiday period. If you are a disabled family in need of …

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Fraud by “REACHING FOR THE STARS” Geri Costa AKA JERRY

Geri Costa, aka, Jerry ( spelled differently so she cannot be traced when committing fraud, owner of REACHING FOR THE STARS CASTING COMMITTED FRAUD. The address of this agency is located at 1365 N. Railroad Ave #113, Staten Island, NY 10306 website: www.reaching4thestars.biz Geri Costa, owner of Reaching 4 the Stars casting, borrowed funds from Darren …

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