NYPD C.A.R.E.S. 'Cops for Autism Related Educational Services'
.....wants to make a Police Officer's Special Needs Family Vacation, Come True!!
Every day these Police Officers not only serve The City of New York, but also live with the direct effects of raising a special needs child or children. The challenges are great and require a constant devotion from each family member, with some days requiring more energy than others. These Amazing Children have blessed us with so many wonderful moments but have changed the way we are able to approach events that others are able to do on a regular basis. Whether its Autism, Asperger's, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or the many other diagnosis's that our children have, they affect us as a family mentally, physically, emotional and financially. Most of these Police Officers aren't able to go on a vacation and actually enjoy it as a Family because of work schedules or their child's diagnosis.
Autism on the Seas is a non-profit company that allows families like ours to experience a vacation that at one time we would have imagined to be impossible. They are dedicated to serving Families with Special Needs. They arrange specific needed accommodations with the cruise lines and they provide professionally qualified staff to assist us with expedited port check-in, meal assistance, pool time supervision, beach excursions, respite for your child or children to be well cared for while the rest of the family can do other things, and many other perks and assistance. Autism on the Seas also provides pre-cruise professional consultation and valuable resources, including connecting with other families for support.
NYPD C.A.R.E.S. is an organization within The NYC Police Department made up of Police Officers from different ranks of service whom are affected by special needs. This organization was established in 2014 to help provide resources for law enforcement families, create a support group for parents, enjoy play time for all the children to bond with someone amazing just like them. NYPD C.A.R.E.S. President, Police Officer Nydia Rodriguez who has a 10 year old son diagnosed with Autism, wants to be able to make Dreams Come True by sending several or hopefully all the members of this Amazing Organization on A Family Cruise with all expenses paid by supporters like YOU. These Police Officers put their lives on the line to serve the community and help protect The Great City of New York and then go home to their second job in raising a special needs child or children. Yes, this organization has Police Officers whom have two or three special needs children at home. All this, and they all manage to come to work smiling. Sending these Police Officers and their family on this amazing vacation, is a way of giving back for all that they do.
Thank You for taking time to read what we are about and what we do for these Courageous Police Officers. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter at NYPD_CARES and on Instagram @C_A_R_E_S.
If you would love to help make a Families Dream Come True and send them away on an Autism on the Seas Cruise, please feel free to make a donation. All donations are tax deductible. We Thank You So Much!!!
Other: You can reach Police Officer Nydia Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank You Again