Tim Rohrer, a 20-year-old with autism who has created “Tip4Inclusion” that includes his famous guide “How to be a Good Influence to People with Disabilities” that was published by the NJ Coalition of Inclusive Education has joined forces with Drew and Heather Paglia, Millstone teens ages 16 and 13 and their 5Help.org campaign.
Tim began creating inclusion resources in November of 2018 and his work has been seen worldwide. He has become known a well-known speaker, author and self-advocate on inclusion for people with disabilities. He is a consultant for the NJ Coalition of Inclusive Education and has spoken at conferences and schools about the importance social inclusion.
Drew and Heather launched their 5Help campaign at the onset of the COVID pandemic asking for 5-dollar donations to support first responders, small businesses, and senior citizens. They were featured on national TV, radio, and in numerous publications for their effort and mission to help others while trying to engage other kids, teens, and young adults to become part of the solution and their 5Help Team movement. They quickly branched out to helping numerous areas of need and support with their 5-dollar challenges to make a difference and to date have raised $34,000 helping others.
Most recently, they have begun a project working with Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township, NJ that they learned about through their corporate sponsor Peter Grandich & Company. Allaire’s mission is to help nurture special needs adults and children with their various programs and they are in a race against time to help fund the building of two indoor training barns that are desperately needed before this winter. These Millstone teens did not know of Tim until this past Spring but were quickly impressed with his work and felt like he would be the perfect addition to their 5Help Team especially with working on the Allaire Community Project.
Drew and Heather have officially created a NJ nonprofit organization called 5Help Foundation that is pending 501(c)(3) status and have asked Tim to become a member of their board of directors and team partner as their autism spokesperson to help promote the farm and other future projects for special needs kids and adults. In return, the Paglia teens will support Tim with his work to get his message of inclusion out to as many places as possible. These Millstone teens all share a passion to make a difference in the world and, by joining forces, they feel they will be more powerful with their work and ability to make a difference. The Paglia teens support Tim’s mission of inclusion and by asking Tim to be part of their team fully incorporates that. The voice of someone with Autism is very meaningful and Drew and Heather cannot wait to work with Tim.
Their first project together is set to take place at Allaire Community Farm during a concert series event on September 12th, 19th and 26th. They will be raising money for the farm along with Peter Grandich who is the host for this event.
To see more about all of their work and the Allaire Farm project please check out their websites https://tips4inclusion.wixsite.com/disabilityinclusion and www.5Help.org. To get involved and help “Raise the Barn” at Allaire to make a difference in the lives of those with disabilities and veterans, please donate or become a fundraiser to win prizes by going to www.5Help.org or to the direct link at:
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