Jerry Turning, Jr. was born and raised in New Jersey. He has lived on the Jersey Shore his entire life. Jerry graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (1995) and earned his Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix (2009) while working and raising a family. Jerry is a police Lieutenant in a municipal police department and has spent the majority of his career in K9. He is a certified police K9 Handler and Trainer. Jerry and his wife Jo-Ann were married in 1998 and they have two amazing kids: Anna (born in 2001) and Eric (born in 2004). Eric was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 1/2 years old. Jerry recently began spilling his guts about the past five years struggling and celebrating the world of Autism in his personal blog, Bacon and Juice Boxes: Our Life With Autism. In what ever free time he has ( read that as not much!), he enjoys cycling, running, and his most recent therapeutic obsession: triathlon training.
Imagine yourself to be a rookie cop, two years “on the road,” patrolling an average-sized town in America.
It is unthinkable. It is every parent’s worst fear.
Part II of our story on autistic adults living in rural America.
Friday night, Cameron attended his high school prom. This wasn’t his first prom, as his school invites all high school students to attend each year, and Cameron had attended the year before...
Our family originally qualified for Supplementary Security income for Cody when he was four years old. I was a single mother, not working at the time and my husband, Bill,
At present, I’m not a parent. I don’t have a son or daughter of my own, but if ever I do, I have a very specific item at the top of my parenting to-do list.
When I was very young, I remember using the telephone in my parents’ house to call a home shopping network in an attempt to get a pretty-looking umbrella.
Reilly comes home from his first year away at postsecondary school this week.
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