Dena Russell, Contributor

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In 2005, I gave birth to my twin boys, Ryan & Keith. When they were both diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Autism Spectrum Disorder) & ADHD, I made it my mission to have them experience the most fulfilled life possible.  I realized that in order for that to occur, I would have to find a way to give my children, as well as other special needs children, a voice so their needs can be heard.  Growing up in Hoboken, I had an amazing childhood and I was able to take advantage of all the wonderful things this town had to offer.  Our children need to be afforded those same experiences and opportunities.  The Hoboken Special Needs Parent Group was born out of my desire to make a difference in the lives of all special needs children.   I am so grateful that Metro Moms has welcomed me into their community and is allowing me to share my experiences with all of you!


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