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.
Over the last year or so I’ve talked to parents who have children that have been newly diagnosed with ASD.
Whenever I share stories of my family's experience with Willie's aggressive and self-injurious behavior, I'm always concerned that the accounts will seem over the top to some ...
With April being Autism Awareness Month, everyone is getting into the spirit of helping out when it come to this cause.
I was recently asked to host a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that provides employment services for adults with mental illness, addiction or autism.
If you’ve ever read a column I’ve written before, you probably know that I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out where my son will go and what he will do ...
I wanted to take some time in my column this week to commend the job being done by the Wall Street Journal in covering the topic of employment and autism.
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