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NJ Urban News  |  April 10, 2024
In honor of National Autism Acceptance Month, Jersey City raised its Autism Acceptance Flag on April 2nd in a ceremony outside City Hall. Presented by The Whole Spectrum Autism Foundation and Smile Preschool and Nursery, the city’s flag-raising coincided with World Autism Awareness Day.

The ceremony was attended by Whole Spectrum Autism’s founder, Sherry Singh, her husband Surinder, and their daughter Jasmine. Several local officials, including Whole Spectrum Autism’s Executive Director Rachel Sieg and Jersey City Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, also attended.

Gala Night 2022

Photo Credit: Al Sullivan  |  April 5, 2024

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Mayor Steven Fulop used the occasion of the now annual flag-raising earlier this week to reflect on some learning he’s experienced during his time in Jersey City’s top spot. 

“At the time, I didn’t fully appreciate the challenges for these families, how many gaps in resources exist  and  how many ppl age out of programming as they become adults,” he said of an effort his Administration initiated to rework recreation/youth development programming to better serve local families with special needs. 

Gala Night 2022  |  June 10, 2022

Jersey City organization continues to raise awareness, fight for acceptance, of those with Autism

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Whole Spectrum Autism held its seventh annual gala fundraiser at The Ashford Restaurant on Thursday, although this is something of a misnomer. While Ashford catered the event, the anticipated crowd of nearly 450 people were treated to the restaurant’s fine fair in a series of tents that filled a huge portion of the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza for the evening event.

“This is the best year so far,” said Sherry Singh, founder of Whole Spectrum. “It keeps growing every year.”

Sherry-and-Ravi-blue t-shirts  |  June 10, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — To help continue its efforts to raise awareness and promote acceptance of autism, Jersey City-based non-profit Whole Spectrum Autism is gearing up to host one of its flagship fundraising events.

Scheduled for Sept. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Ashford, the 7th annual Autism Acceptance Gala will include food, drinks, dancing and raffles, as well as an awards ceremony to recognize those who have significantly contributed…

Sherry-and-Ravi-blue t-shirts  |  May 2022


Founder of Smile Preschool & Nursery on First Street— has been a fixture in the community in the two decades that her school has been in existence. But what many people don’t know is that as she’s built her business, the mom of three has simultaneously fought a battle for autism awareness in honor of her middle son, Ravinder, 30, known to everyone as Ravi. Colors of Autism and Smile with Smile Preschool for Autism Awareness is committed to raising public awareness about (ASD) autism spectrum disorders through education and community outreach. We are dedicated to helping families and lessening their isolation as well as…

Donate box  |  May 11, 2022

JC Moms Get Down to Business

Even the busiest members of the community can still find ways to support the causes nearest and dearest to their hearts. There are a variety of philanthropic organizations in Hudson County to match any interest, from animal rights to supporting public arts to helping the homeless. Here’s an ever-growing list of local organizations that are in need of monetary donations. Keep reading for a list of Hoboken + Jersey City non-profits to donate to year-round.

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