Sharing His Aspirations with SEPTA

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The Port Jefferson Special Education PTA hosted two special guests at their recent meeting, John Cronin and his father Mark Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks. John, a 22-year-old man with Down syndrome built the multi-million-dollar business as a result of his love of crazy socks.

John’s work includes advocating for the rights of people with differing disabilities and he has spoken at the U.S. Capitol, the State Department and has been featured by CNBC, Money magazine and CBS Evening News.

“The evening was truly inspirational,” Dr. Jodi Cahill, the district’s director of special education said. “John and his father spoke about the origin of their company and their mission to spread happiness while giving people with different abilities the opportunity for meaningful employment.”

The event was well received with parents, students and staff in attendance. John and his father also received a special acknowledgment from the Village of Port Jefferson that declared March 21st (World Down Syndrome Day) “Rock Your Crazy Socks Day.”

The Port Jefferson School community thanks John Cronin for visiting the district to share his empowering message and demonstrate the possibilities that each of our students possess.