Pharmacist Wins NAACP Award for Autism Activism

Pharmacist Wins NAACP Award for Autism Activism

An oncology pharmacist at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, Genevieve Kumapley used her experience her own autistic child to help families with autistic children.

– Jennifer Bradshaw, Editor. New Brunswick Patch

 April 11, 2013

Genevieve Kumapley, PharmD, an oncology pharmacist at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, will receive The Role Model award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Roselle Chapter.

The award will be granted on Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm at the Gran Centurions in Clark for Kumapley’s work in aiding families with autism.

Kumapley and her husband, Robert, a structural engineer, are the co-founders of MyGoalAutism Inc., a nonprofit foundation that offers support to parents of children with autism in New Jersey. MyGoal – an acronym for My Gateway to Overcoming Autism in Life – advances that mission by raising money for small grants to families to ensure that they have the resources they need to learn about autism and how to care for an autistic child.

Kumapley has extended her mission to the African nation of Ghana, her home country, where she is working to establish The Haven International Center for Special Education, a project of MyGoal.

Saint Peter’s is a supporter of MyGoal’s mission.

A resident of South Brunswick, Kumapley has a son with autism.

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, parents and their children with autism are invited to Bowling for Autism, sponsored by MyGoal Inc., from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, April 14, at Stelton Lanes in Piscataway.

Contact MyGoal Inc. at info@mygoalautism.org for more information about Bowling for Autism.