Team Shawnie Advocacy Group

Advocating and Providing Support to Families with Special Needs 

“We Will Fight Your Fight”

Our Podcast Series

Listen to the story of our son Shawnie, his trials and tribulations in a 6 part podcast series.

What is the Shawnie Bill?

Learn about the Shawnie Bill, its beginnings, and the effort behind an incredibly important piece of legislation. 

Sign the Petition

Act now and help thousands of families by signing our petition to help push this bill forward into legislation.

Our Mission

Listen to our podcast series

Bill HD.358 - The Shawnie Story

This is a 6 part narrated series relating the incredible story behind a family whose trials and tribulations with an autistic son against a faulty system became the inspiration for the creation of a piece of legislation called Bill HD.358.

We have added our podcast series to a new platform called Adori. You can listen to our podcast on the Adori platform by clicking here.

ACT NOW

Sign Our Petition

Click below to sign our petition through Change.org and help us make a change that will benefit families with special needs children for generations to come.

As parents of a special needs child/adult, we know first hand the challenges that parents face. More often than not we have found ourselves at what seems like a dead-end road. However, listening to other families tell their stories while sharing our own has helped us understand that we are all in similar situations, searching for answers to help our loved ones.

Sharing your story with us will perhaps shine a light on a family in need of hope. Send us your story and let us know if it’s ok for it to be posted here on our website.  

Visit Our New Store

Head on over to our new store and browse through all of the Team Shawnie Advocacy Group merchandise.

Our Team Members

Our team is always growing and is looking forward to meeting some new faces to help us fight and promote the values that are parallel to our mission statement.

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    Shane Halajko

    Founder/Advocate

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    Cheryl Halajko

    Co-Founder/Advocate

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    Frank Perez

    Multimedia Designer/Content Creator

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    Steven Howitt

    State Representative

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    SHANE HALAJKO JR.

    Senior Advocate/Paralegal

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    LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL C. LIMA

    Legal Counsel

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    Nicole Navega

    LICSW/Consultant

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    Michael Novia

    Board Member/Media Relations

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    Tony Novia

    Board Member/Executive Advisor

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    OLIVIA HALAJKO

    Advocate

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    Maryellen Lane

    Board Member

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    Tony Azulay

    Honorary Advocate

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    KYLE SEYBOTH

    Board Member

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    Celeste Fournier

    Board Member

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    Stephen HALAJKO

    Board Member

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    BERNADETTE LOISELLE

    Advocate

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    JIMMY LAMOUREUX

    Board Member

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    MICHELLE BROULIARD

    Consultant/SEPAC

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    AMANDA PELLETIER

    LICSW/Consultant

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    MARK DRAPEAU

    Advocate

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    TARAH GRACE COPPOLINO

    MA/Consultant

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    COURTNEY TOMPKINS

    Advocate

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    LISA ORZECHOWSKI

    Advocate

Currently the TEAM SHAWNIE ADVOCACY GROUP has multiple BILLS that have  been submitted and Sponsored  by our State Representative Mr. Steven Howitt.

TEAM SHAWNIE ADVOCACY GROUP is NOT a NON-PROFIT (501) (c) (3) organization. Any contributions are welcomed but they ARE NOT tax deductable.

If you would like to contribute to you can do so by clicking below. Your contribution will help our advocacy group fight against child abuse and negligence.