Who are the Women of Aspiring Journeys

CO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- Karen Izaguirre

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Karen was led to this field by pursuing her passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives.  Her work in Support Coordination has allowed her to devote time in supporting every person as they create and reach their goals and make their dreams a reality.  Karen obtained her Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University – New Brunswick in 2005.  Karen majored in Spanish and minored in Sociology while also attaining a Criminology Certificate.  One of her favorite quotes is “Live the best possible life you can and never let your dreams die.  Hold on to them and they will hold on to you.” In her personal time, Karen enjoys volunteering for various causes such as Suicide Prevention Walks and for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  She also enjoys reading and spending time with her children.

CO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- Annmarie Conticchio-Bizub

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Annmarie is a passionate, creative and outgoing person who came into Support Coordination because she saw the struggle many families have daily for their loved ones, trying to find things that would give each person's life meaning. Having an extensive background in the Arts and sciences, moving into this field was the next logical step for Annmarie. She has a brother with Down Syndrome and watching him grow into an amazing man was all the motivation she needed to further help other people have the amazing opportunities her brother does. After many years of volunteer work and working at a day program for a short stint, Annmarie has found herself doing support coordination for the better half of the last decade. When not working you can find Annmarie out walking with her husband, son and 2 dogs in her community, volunteering and socializing every chance she gets. Annmarie is always looking for an opportunity to help people and make a difference. 

OUR TEAM

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The Aspiring Journeys team is comprised of talented women who have extensive experience in human services and go above and beyond daily for each person they support and their team members. Each Support Coordinator is fully trained in resources in their respective county, they are also experienced writers and certified in the ISP and PCPT documents as well as all the mandated DHS trainings including Danielles Law and Kominos Law. Each Coordinator loves what they do and are passionate about helping people succeed to live their best life.

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INFORMATION

Aspiring Journeys is a proud supporter of:

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Proud Member of NAWBO

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National Association of Woman Business Owners

http://www.nawbocentraljersey.org/


Boggs Center

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New Jersey Supporting Community Lives for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Follow this link below to find information out about Support Coordination and other Parent and individual resources.

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NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities

The NJCDD provides a platform for individuals, family members, advocates, and public and private agencies to develop a coordinated social policy for advancing the rights and opportunities of New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities.

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DDD Programs

Below is a link to information published by the Division of Developmental Disabilities. You will find information including the policies and procedures manual for the Community Care Program and Supports Program

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Disability Rights NJ

DRNJ is a private, non-profit, consumer-directed organization established to:

  • Advocate for and advance    the human, civil and legal rights of citizens of New Jersey with disabilities

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