Paul Aronsohn takes part in Read Across America at Children’s Aid and Family Services

March 31, 2022 – (Paramus, NJ) Children’s Aid and Family Services, a Paramus-based non-profit human services agency, hosted Paul Aronsohn, the NJ State Ombudsman for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, at STRIVE, the agency’s day habilitation program, to celebrate Read Across America Month. Mr. Aronsohn read Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to STRIVE members, much to their enjoyment, and was joined by the agency’s President, Dr. Robert Jones, and STRIVE Director, Bryan Connolly.

“Paul has been an advocate for citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, and he has also been their friend,” says Dr. Jones. “I am most grateful for his leadership, and we are fortunate to have him as our NJ State Ombudsman.”

STRIVE is Children’s Aid’s structured day program for adults 21 and older who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. STRIVE is a member-centered program that honors personal development and choice by fostering independence, developing social and life skills, and strengthening community inclusion. Read Across America is a reading initiative created by the National Education Association.

About Children’s Aid and Family Services

Children’s Aid and Family Services is a leading nonprofit human services organization serving northern New Jersey. The agency is fully accredited and has served the community for more than 120 years. Its mission is to strengthen families and empower individuals – children and adults alike – to reach their fullest potential. For more information on Children’s Aid and Family Services, call 201-261-2800 or visit

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