Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Pattern of deception?

There have been a lot of questions surrounding a4cwsn lately.  I've done two previous blog posts about the cyber bullying happening : Blog post 1 & Blog post 2.  For those of you who do not understand why there are questions, let me fill you in.  You see, I've been a big supporter of a4cwsn.  I've spent countless hours promoting and taking part in the community there. As soon as I had questions regarding transparency though, instead of getting answers, I was banned from the page. You see, myself and some others noticed there seem to be a discrepancy in the funds coming in vs the iPads going out.   

I wanted to take this opportunity to show you what has been found upon further investigation about a4cwsn.

For the past couple of months, if you've been on a4cwsn's facebook page, or seen the posts on twitter, you would know that it's been said they are getting non-profit status,  It has been assumed by many that a4cwsn HAS or is GETTING a non profit status.  They are not, and will not be getting this status. Linky-do- Plug in a4cwsn and see what comes up.
For non link clickers


Have you heard of N4cwsn? No? Well, I bet at the very least, the name looks and sounds familiar.
It should, it's a4cwsn's other website. 

N4cwsn = Nannies for children with Special needs. 

So you're probably asking yourself why am I blogging about it? What does it have to do with a4cwsn? Well, let me show you what it has to do with a4cwsn.  

You see, there are these logo's on his n4cwsn website:



Directly above both logo's it reads "Connecticut Domestics is a member of  and or  listed with the following organizations." One is for the International Nannies Association. However, upon further investigation, it turns out that N4cwsn is NOT a member of this association. Linky-do

And for you non link clickers



The other logo is that for the BBB.  Again, it would lead people to believe that he is BBB Accredited. Again, if you search, you will discover he's not.  Linky-do
Again for the non clickers

Now, you tell me, is there a pattern of deception?

Edited to add, upon even Further investigation, more links on his website with no mention of N4cwsn/Connecticut Domestics, LLC.

On his website he lists the NAEYC, but upon searching their catalogues for both business names, nothing has come up.   Linky-do - Enter CT as the state, and nothing comes up under either name.



76 comments:

  1. Gary could (and probably would) make the case that since the text reads "is a member and/or listed with the following organizations," but doesn't specify which he's listed with and which he's a member of, he's not actually being deceptive. He IS listed on those two websites; is he a member of the third one?

    I only say this because I'm good at getting into people's heads and effective scammers will go VERY far to justify how what they're doing isn't actually illegal, if you know what I'm sayin

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  2. He's not a member of any org posted on there, except autism speaks, afaik.

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  3. Whatever. Tiffany, love how you are helping kids with special needs with your pointless blog NOT. Get a life, a hobby, or GOD FORBID a real job!

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  4. thats pretty funny that you have the balls to post on my BLOG without a name, lol.  First off, I AM helping SN kiddos <3  I have three of my own, and I do have a job- it's called being a mom.  Which as far as I can tell is much much better than being a scammer and liar.  Dontcha think? ;) 

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  5. Yes Tiffany,how dare you  protect SN parents from someone who is such a blatant bully and liar ;-) I agree, pretty gutless not putting a name to the comment!!!

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  6. Tiffany, this guy has helped hundreds of families around the world and all he has ever asked is for others to donate, this means you have a choice, donate or don't donate. It's very simple. Get over your bitterness and pointless ramblings and go and help someone yourself. 

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  7. the web address for domestic goddesses does not exist anymore, it redirects you to godaddy...IF this business is no longer in operation then they would not have BBB status.  I think that needs to be looked into...and if it is no longer run by Gary, then who cares?  I am ALL FOR asking questions-I do wish some would stop harassing A4 members, as we are adults, please let us make up our own minds on who to support and how,  And, attack me for not putting up my name, but I will not be a target for people to post things on fb, twitter, email about me...which unfortunately some banned members have chosen to do....more people would be interested in listening if the approach was different. 

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  8. This is crazy, and what is even more crazy are the number of smart special needs parents who are drinking his Kool-aid, clamoring for free (donated) apps like pigeons going after a dropped french fry, and clinging to the hope that they may just be the next chosen one to receive a (donated) ipad. I have been watching all of this like a car wreck where the passengers insist above all reason that the smell of alcohol must be all in your head because surely their beloved driver would never, ever drive drunk, yet the beloved driver refuses to even get out of the car to submit to a DUI test, and instead chooses to berate any passer by that might say "hey, I smell beer on his breath..."

    Why are smart people defending this nefarious character? Maybe if they defend him enough and ignore the facts they too, can be a chosen one and get an ipad. And it is ok to sell out, because it is all in the name of helping your child....

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  9. Who cares! half the nation don't like the President of the United States, move on, get a life, don't drink the Kool Aid if you don't want to, Don't Donate if you don't want to, Don't like his page if you don't want to, just GROW UP!

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  10. Tiffany you and the ppl who left are also bullies, kinda calling the kettel black, he is going non profit thru veryspecialpeople inc, and has a layery working with him on in... .. please leave the group alone, dont talk about it, its 4 months now.. .. and YOU and the others who left with you are the only ones still talking about it!!!!!!! . . . if its SO ilegal SUE !!!

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  11. I would like to see the list of the families he has helped. This is what people have asked to see and he won't produce it. It is nice that he is serving as a courier so that when decent, hardworking people donate ipads, he can choose the family that has given him the most PR and reward them for their loyalty, or once in a while, he keeps it random -- just enough to give himself a shred of credibility. But whenever he delivers there a news crew to film him taking personal credit for being nothing more than a courier, and some special needs kid is there as a prop to get an ipad so that Gary can show everyone how great he is in his big Superman tee shirt.It is SO not about the kids and is SO much about this egomaniac. All people want is a list of who donated and who received, and instead he chooses to attack anyone who questions him. Open your eyes. It was a hard pill for me to swallow as I consider myself well educated and smart enough to see this kind of thing coming, but I was not. I fell for it, too. Thanks to people like Monkey Mom I am able to see the way it really is. If you want to donate money, find a real charity that is transparent, not a guy with a computer who is all about self-promotion. 

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  12. He has an excuse for everything. It is the hallmark of a grifter.

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  13. I think it is a noble hobby to try to keep special needs families from being scammed by a grifter. Thank you for standing up for those who have been fooled. 

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  14. I appreciate Tiffany's efforts to stop a scammer. I don't see any bullying here, just asking questions and unearthing facts. If Gary had a leg to stand on, surely he would be answering these questions and defending his name, instead of posting people's phone numbers on twitter and bad-mouthing people, and deflecting with statements akin to "if you are not with me you are against special needs kids." He is such a clever grifter he even has you fooled. 

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  15. ...but it is the duty of those who know that wrong is being done to stand up against it. We must never tacitly approve a grifter and his minions. 

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  16. WOW, you are calling Children with Special Needs, PROPS!! This entire BLOG is just a HATE BLOG, that does nothing but show how Jealous, spiteful and unhappy with your life you really are. Look at the members, look at the reactors also, your all ONE GROUP of Bitches, that have nothing better to do with your life than Bitch. Like I said before go help someone yourself, do something good in your life, you may actually like how it feels. Nobody cares what you say we are all intelligent enough to do what we want in life and if that means helping others get something that they could not afford and A4cwsn is the way to do that, then that's my choice to make, not yours. Get a life!

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  17. Actually, I have helped plenty of others :)   The thing you don't get is hes a savvy liar.  But when you dig enough, you begin to see the truth. I'm sorry you're not willing to see that yet. But at least now you've been warned of his behaviour. It's your choice too.  One day, you'll wake up and wonder wtf was I thinking? I should have listened to my friends.  I'm sorry you're not ready to hear this yet. 

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  18. No hate.  Facts.  There is a difference.

    And I'd beg to differ that no one cares what I have to say. I've had quite the positive response to my recent blog postings. :) 

    And absolutely, you are free to be scammed by whomever you like.  However, Im quite positive there are some people in the world who would rather support a REAL transparent non profit.

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  19. Don't worry Rumisha.  There IS a complaint filed with the CT state AG <3  But, it's a process these things take time.  Unfortunately for the rest of the people in the world who may come across the page.  PS, this isn't bullying. These are facts.  :)  You can't deny whats true. 

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  20. WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU CALLING A BITCH!?? There is proof  RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES and you are to blind to see it.


    Hey pick my favorite flower and I'll promise to pretend who gets the ipad! 

    Hey all those 50 ipad tour parents are sure having fun with apps they HAVEN'T received! Yet you all squeal like a bunch of pigs for the free ones!

    Hey share and share and share again your sob story AND MAYBE you can win an ipad.
    Or maybe he can beg developers for ipads and then turn around and give them away like he bought them from his own damn pocket.Is that BITCH enough for you!? Get a clue

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  21. Rumisha maybe you should read my blog....where I left him alone but he STILL felt the need to publish my private phone number on his twitter feed and refused to take it down.

    http://racersmommy.blogspot.com/2012/01/when-online-bullying-attacks-parents.html 

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  22. haha wait....ahahahahahahahahahahahaha Are you comparing him to the President of the United States (omg my sides hurt from laughing)
    You deserve to be scammed then

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  23. KaitlinRobinson1991January 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Whoa whoa whoa... ok people.. seriously.. Those of you who are commenting saying Tiffs the only one still talking about this.. um you're dumbasses because if you're commenting you're taking part in the discussion and therefore :O Omg.. talking about this! Holy cow, I know, hard to believe right? But it's true.

    People are asking questions, buddy won't provide answers, I can see where the scammer alert is coming from. Tiffany is simply trying to help others avoid being scammed by this man and his computer. Her followers, have the same goal and same motives. Those of you getting pissed about this.. well.. why are you getting pissed? Really.. No really, I want to know what you're pissed about? Is it because Tiffany is giving this guy a bad name? Well have you ever recieved one of those ipads or whatever he's claiming to give out? Have you tried approaching him with questions and gotten pushed aside? Because if you havent, then all your doing is deffending a name for the sake of argument, when this is about much more then that.

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  24. Wow, you sure have a lot of time on your hands. Who is taking care of your 4 monkeys while you bitch about the same thing every single day!? Move on already and get over it!

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  25. Kaitlinrobinson1991January 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Ok.. Lets try this again because my comment seems to have magically vanished.......

    First of all; Those of you bitching that this discussion is long over and not even being discussed anymore.. well you're dumbasses, plain and simple, and I say so because if you're here.. posting and commenting.. then you're discussing the topic at hand which is that, that you've said is no longer being spoken of. Therefore.. you're dumbasses.

    Secondly; What are you all bitching about? I mean really.. a4cwsn whatever the heck this guys name is, is clearly not worth deffending. Tiffany and her followers are clearly trying to show you all what they've uncovered. And why wouldn't they? They don't want others to be ripped off or used. Those of you here arguing this.. well why are you arguing this?? Seriously, why? Because you don't want his name to be given a bad rep? Why do you care about him? Has he really ever done anything for you? Has he given you an ipad? Has he helped your family in some way? Because in all honesty, I don't really think you people are seeing the big picture here.. if you're arguing to defend his reputation, then you're only arguing for the sake of arguing because this is clearly about much more then that.

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  26. Hi...how is everyone today?  Having a good Friday?  Great.  Please don't call me a minion or say that I am drinking kool aid  maybe, just maybe, I LIKE A4 and the friends I have there...oh yeah, I did get an ipad on the 50 tour...and AM so grateful for it that I did not even know that I would be getting apps too...but I appreciate you all trying to look out for me, but I do not need it.  I can see why people would like to know where the $ went...but I did not donate anywhere near the amount my ipad cost and my kid is improving because I have it.  Other than filling out the application, I never really talked about me or talked about my "sob" story.  I do not think I squealed like a pig...maybe when I saw I won...but I think I would rather hang out with the people from A4 than be talked to AND judged by some of the people commenting here,,,while questions have been asked and possibly not answered...I still have not seen proof from the other side either.  I do not agree with posting names and phone numbers, but some of your (your being the collective body) actions are just as horrible and just as threatening.  My favorite being the one who got a Christmas card, took out the itunes gift card and then returned the card to sender...along with the emails too....twitter attacks...fb postings....etc etc.  bullying does go both ways.

    because I choose to stay in a community that has supported me through the darkest of time does not make me a bad person...many people who were banned dropped ME as a friend...for what?  where is the support from them?

    most of us who got the 50 ipads are not that concerned about the apps...if we are not worried, then why are you?  shouldnt that be OUR fight?  our complaint...we aren't and have gotten some apps...

    look at how you talk about other SN parents...some of us dont get out or get to have a life and A4 gave us a chance to get together and have fun...I got to meet real people there and while you might not like the GUY behind it, do you have to try to take away the community to?  DO you actually think we will come to you for support given the names you have called us?

    Check out the comment by Guest...if gary no longer runs the talked about business, then this blog is null...well written with very good points, but they only matter if Gary is still associated with the company...but no one is talking about that fact...

    like him...you say you have proof...when that proof is asked for....crickets...when the proof is questioned.  and maybe you will prove to right in the end..okay awesome...what happens then...does my child loose their device that has helped so much?  it is one thing to only see it as one man...but the domino effect of this will be huge....that worries me...

    and many of the A4 members have questions...we just prefer to go about getting answers in our own ways...how many of you have talked about people you SHOULD be supporting...but...hell, I guess I am just a "sell out."

    I have a hard time wanting to believe and trust in YOU ALL when this is how you talk about people...your anger at him is one thing, but some of the behaviors I have seen directed at people for being a member of a community is also very sad.

    And, before it is said...I am tired to trying to not get harassed by people which I why I choose not to post my name.  I had to leave twitter because of it, so for my sanity, I want to remain anonymous

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  27. lol, my four monkeys help me post :)  

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  28. KaitlinRobinson1991January 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    See and this post isn't an argument to defend his rep, but the community and for that reason. I like this response.

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  29. the thing is, we would LOVE to still be there supporting all of you within the community.  We worked hard to make it what it is!  Please don't think we don't miss the friendships we have LOST because of all of this.  We fought and defended and worked hard for a4 and all of it's members.  

    We chose NOT to publish all of our proof because its in the hands of the law at this time.  The Attorney General for the state of Connecticut has the information.  

    We are legally obligated to not share some of it because of that fact (which has been repeatedly said). 

    However, we are at least willing to show you and answer questions to the best of our ability. The same cannot be said for the other party involved here. 

    I am not mud slinging. I am writing purely about what I believe to be completely factual.  The post above is supported by evidence.

    He still has his nanny business. It is still in operation.  Therefore this post is not null and void. 

    check out www.n4cwsn.com to see the proof. 

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  30. ps, I didn't call anyone a minion or say that anyone drinks kool aid! :)

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  31. if you cannot show proof because of the lawyers....doesnt that same thing apply to him as well...not excusing, but it would seem to me that he would be allowed the same consideration as you (again you, not attacking you, but you as members if the case).

    I did study your blog, and I am not attacking it either...I did click on the links and my question is the same...how do you KNOW that it is not an old website...how do you know that it still exists...a website does not prove that a business is operational.  Like I said, I am investigating on my own gathering my own information...the evidence would be stronger if there was proof that this business still exists and a website just does not do it...at least for me.  Suspicious..a little but I think on Monday I will call the BBB to see if they were EVER accredited....that does make a difference.

    And I am sad for how people were treated and have spoken up again that and other concerns I have...but then to turn around and be unfriended by people I trusted...that hurt, just as do some of the comments here, on twitter, etc.  just because this blog might not be mud slinging, others are...to insult a large group of people because we like a community is not right either....jsut as giving out an ipad for because you had the right daisy picture was not either....but most of us know that...

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  32. He has filed no case.  Aside from that, the answers to the questions we have should have already been made public knowledge.  Transparency isn't breaking laws.  

    Like you do not wish to be lumped in with a larger crowd, please do not do the same to me.  

    Please, do call the BBB, and all the other associations.  AFIAK, he was never registered/accredited by any of these companies. 

    As you clearly understand, you are not on my side of the fence. You have not endured the the emails that i've gotten calling me names, etc.  All because he posted fake emails that he made up saying I sent.  (I keep records of ALL my emails- I have this issue with cleaning out my email account lol).   

    The fax number for the business is still operational.  Why not just call the # and ask for help finding a nanny.  See what happens.  (PS, Not being snarky).  

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  33. Please make no mistakes. I totally support the people who are on the A4 page and the community that they have built. I think it is important to have support like this as special needs parents. When I speak of "minions" I speak of the people who know the wrong that is being done and do nothing to stop it. And yes, ipads have been given away (donated by others) and some people ARE randomly (yet unrandomly) selected, because they can provide the credibility that the dear leader desperately needs, and yes, maybe you don't care that there are no apps, but if they were promised and not delivered it actually does constitute dishonesty. 

    However, why do you think Tiffany and the other women are so vehemently standing up against this man -- what do they have to gain from it? It does take time, so why do it? Just to be mean? I don't think so, we all have bigger fish to fry. They are doing it because they see special needs parents being duped and it is wrong. And special needs parents must stand up for each other -- it ultimately makes everyone's lives better, although it may be painful right now that you were fooled just like they once were. 

    And maybe, just maybe, the person in question will know that the jig is up and he must be on his absolute best behaviour from now on because he is under scrutiny -- in which case the same goal will be met -- which is to stop special needs families from being lied to. 

    “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” 
    ― Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

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  34. I call it like I see it. Watch any of the news pieces he has been in and tell me if the focus of the story is the kid or this man... if it is not about the kid, then yes, they are a prop for an egomaniac.

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  35. just saw this comment.   The nanny business is still operational.  Call the number.  Google it, it's still a reg. business in CT by Gary James and his wife.  

    And, I think you might have the harassing statement wrong.  We are being harrassed, called named, and having OUR PRIVATE information posted all over the internet.  

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  36. Tiffany Squires, I am just one of the parents who got an email from you TELLING me to leave A4cwsn and join your NEW SPECIAL GROUP, you sent me a list of people who were in your group, who when i find it i will post on your blog. Then you also sent me a list of people who i should unlike if i wanted to be ALLOWED into your group. YOU HAVE SERIOUS MENTAL PROBLEMS. 

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  37. thats funny, because i never emailed out a list Noelle.  :) I still have the email I sent you. :) 

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  38. oh mistake, gary. lol (you realize your ip shows up right up?)

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  39. Hi Gary! Are we playing make believe tonight and pretending we are different people. Can I play too???

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  40. Usually when i play pretend, I stay the same gender. But whatever floats your boat!

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  41. I am a mother of a special needs child that was led to believe various things by Gary James, I donated over $2,200 and when I dared to question him he harassed me and posted my name publicly, I have seen many strange things on A4cwsn that do not add up, when I went about things the way most normal people would and just asked him a couple of questions he berated me and blocked me and has Today sent me a cease and desist letter through the man in Brown, I never took anything from A4cwsn and am heartbroken that he turned out to be someone that I do not only not believe in but someone that I feel will hurt the special needs community.

    You all must remember that in the very beginning that there were few people and that THEY along with Gary built this community, they have been banned and because you are desperate to get something for free and do not want to let go of the illusion that this man is "Just a man and a computer" refuse to ponder why he would tell closer knit members in the group months ago that he had stage 3 cancer, he so needed to have them get things done quicker because he had 3-6 months to live? When they began to become disillusioned and began asking questions about missing donations and revenue generated by the ads and other things including his stage 3 cancer he became irate....

    DOES THIS SEEM REASONABLE?

    I know in proper circumstances it is not proper to ask someone if they have stage 3 cancer but when someone who stated they have a short time to live but yet never ever looked ill is planning trips to Australia months AFTER they were supposed to die, would you not question also?

    What if it were a man that did not have the ability to possibly give your child an ipad and that you had just given $2,200 because you believed he had cancer?  Then this same man appeared quite healthy never lost weight and then months after their life expectancy was up started to plan a trip to Australia?
    Would you then ask about the supposed cancer?

    Does it strike anyone as odd that he wont deny telling former members that he had stage 3 cancer and only a short amount of time left???
    Why would he tell them that if it were not true???
    Why wont he clear the air?  well I can think of about 11,000 reasons that he would not.

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  42. I am a mother of a special needs child that was led to believe various things by Gary James, I donated over $2,200 and when I dared to question him he harassed me and posted my name publicly, I have seen many strange things on A4cwsn that do not add up, when I went about things the way most normal people would and just asked him a couple of questions he berated me and blocked me and has Today sent me a cease and desist letter through the man in Brown, I never took anything from A4cwsn and am heartbroken that he turned out to be someone that I do not only not believe in but someone that I feel will hurt the special needs community.

    You all must remember that in the very beginning that there were few people and that THEY along with Gary built this community, they have been banned and because you are desperate to get something for free and do not want to let go of the illusion that this man is "Just a man and a computer" refuse to ponder why he would tell closer knit members in the group months ago that he had stage 3 cancer, he so needed to have them get things done quicker because he had 3-6 months to live? When they began to become disillusioned and began asking questions about missing donations and revenue generated by the ads and other things including his stage 3 cancer he became irate....

    DOES THIS SEEM REASONABLE?

    I know in proper circumstances it is not proper to ask someone if they have stage 3 cancer but when someone who stated they have a short time to live but yet never ever looked ill is planning trips to Australia months AFTER they were supposed to die, would you not question also?

    What if it were a man that did not have the ability to possibly give your child an ipad and that you had just given $2,200 because you believed he had cancer?  Then this same man appeared quite healthy never lost weight and then months after their life expectancy was up started to plan a trip to Australia?
    Would you then ask about the supposed cancer?

    Does it strike anyone as odd that he wont deny telling former members that he had stage 3 cancer and only a short amount of time left???
    Why would he tell them that if it were not true???
    Why wont he clear the air?  well I can think of about 11,000 reasons that he would not.

    Whenever he is asked about this his standard reply is "I refuse to speak about MY health with YOU, How dare YOU ask ME"

    I find this answer to be ironic since he has NO PROBLEM throwing around the health diagnosis for his two MINOR children in order to gain sympathy!!

    DOES THIS SEEM ODD TO ANYONE BESIDES ME??

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  43. ODD?  Hell yeah!  I used to love the A4 community until a certain person turned it into a "see how far you can crawl up my ass" competition.  There used to be genuine and ACTUAL support on there in the early days.  Now its just a race to see who can impress the cult leader in the hope they'll be the next "chosen" one... If you hold competitions and raffles you expect them to be conducted in an honest manner.  Its clearly a popularity contest over there now and I think its pathetic.  

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  44. I would normally would read but wont comment but this comment truly pissed me off , Who the hell do you think you are saying that about SN parents in A4  You absolute HYPOCRITE , before all of this YOU ALL  where doing the same thing in a4. those codes you talk of normally people couldnt afford them so why the hell not try your hardest to get it for your child who needs it , i bet you try and do the same thing with other pages who do the same thing . that page isnt just about , ipads , donations, codes , it is about people helping others who are in the same situation , they talk , friendships are made , they support eachother .  you say all these things but all of you have tried your hardest to stop australians helping aussie kids , and we have donated thousands while you were all apart of a4 to help you all , and you have tried to stop anyone who has tried to help them even reported me for spam because i was getting votes THE RIGHT WAY MIND YOU  which was so low, you report people commenting on the actual a4 page so they cant comment for a few hours , NONE of these people have ever done anything to you and yet you all seem to think it is okay to attack the people you claim your trying to help . 

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  45. Maybe that is why she has a special kid.... you know autism is genetic, and a great character trait of autistic people is they don't lie. 

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  46. Is there a NEW SPECIAL GROUP? I was not informed. As long as they are transparent about any monetary activities, I wish to join. 

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  47. People can be so ignorant to see the truth. Thanks for posting this. I too was told that I would never help children like a4 has but yet I have donated money to an accredited non profit which has helped get 25 iPads for children everyone has a picture posted on their page and website. I might not have directly impacted everyone of them but I have in. A small way helped. Also being a mother of 2 children with special needs I impact their lifes everyday in a positive manor. They might not of helped over a 100 people like the claim is on a4 but the on profit I donated to did in fact 100% give 25 to children not the ones who sucked up the most and shared the most but the children who needed it the most. They know being a parent of a child with sn you don't have hours to sit on the computer and devote hours to a cause why because you have sn children. I am happy to see someone take a stance and stand up for what is right and just! Keep it up and never give up the fight!!!!!!

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  48. way to go mama! :) 

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  49. Wow. This is fun, right? I wonder how many of the comments below are all just Gary pretending to be other people. 4monkeys?

    It seems like this thing is pretty easy to solve, and now I will switch hats from SN Mom to Non Profit Bookkeeper: If A4 is a reputable organization, show us your Balance Sheet and your Profit and Loss statement. All charitable organizations are required by the IRS to have public 990s (your annual Income Tax form) so if you're a charitable organization operating within the laws of the Federal Government it should be a simple matter to show the world how much you've taken in and how much you've spent. (And, by the way, nonprofit organizations are actually allowed to make a profit, as long as the majority of their income is being spent to serve their mission, so even if your balance sheet is in the black, that's still okay!)

    I've been watching this fight for a while now and there's been a good deal of finger pointing and name calling and passing of blame but the only actual evidence of anything has been in form of screenshots by these SN Moms.

    Show us what you've got, people. Any response to this post other than "here is the pdf where you can see this information" is the answer of a scammer; or a scammer's enabler.

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  50. I don't know anything about people voting against the Aussie project. I personally voted for it and got my entire family to vote, too. I am so pleased they won, pleased for Jennifer because it was her thing. And if you read my whole post, you will see that I do support the community, just not the non-transparency. If you are willing to do whatever you need to to get free apps, more power to you, you are obviously not the one donating money or ipads, so you are not the one these ladies are trying to protect. 

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  51. I posted this before, but that comment seems to have disappeared. I'll post it again for everyone.

    I easily found Very Special People, Inc listed on the Conn Sec of State's website.

    http://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/online?sn=PublicInquiry&eid=9740 

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  52. all it proves is he has a registered business.  Ask him to show you a letter of determination.  There isn't one.  VSP Inc is just a business name.  Aside from that, we aren't talking about VSP, we're talking about a4cwsn.  :)  

    Good try though! :) 

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  53. oh and ps, your other comment shows up in my admin panel, but i couldn't find it on here.  not sure whats up that! 

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  54. There won't be any vsp group getting non profit status bc that name is trademarked by another company already based in california just saying.

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  55.  THIS I didn't know!  LOL! Oh lordy.  thats kinda really funny. 

    Do you have a link to this other company?

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  56. This is the biggest HATE BLOG of supposedly Special Needs mothers I have come across. Anyone who associates with you is making a mistake. Your so blind and dumb that you don't even know what you are saying. As far as I see it A4cwsn is a FB page using a public service to raise money through Donations, made through give forward. Nothing illegal about that as they have raised millions for people world wide. You have all had the opportunity to Donate or not to Donate, your Choice. Over 100 iPads given away as far as he posted on his site tonight, were they all paid for by donations, probably not, but look at the bigger picture. How many Apps do you think were given to families for free? How many Cases, how many iPads, how many iPods, how many gifts How much CASH.
    No matter if he purchased them ALL himself or not, the fact is that EVERY single person who got something, would not have gotten it with out A4 existing. He is about to change 24 lives in Australia also with 24 iPads, then onto the next campaign. I suggest you walk away while you still have 1 oz of dignity left, because you are looking like fools to everyone else, except your little clan.

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  57. really Gary? You have nothing better to do with your time then to post on my blog?  Again, i will say this- I get a notification EVERYTIME someone posts.  With their IP address.  

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  58. Love that A4 is taking credit for the person who entered the Sunsuper contest. Yes, Gary, it's all you -- not anyone else! You are the big hero here. 

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  59. It's still in business. A nanny agency background checking agency confirmed via email that they do use them all the time...I wanted to know since BBB etc have posted on their website that they don't have accreditation with them and I wondered if he had listed the Nanny checking agency falsely also.

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  60. I was told by him on twitter that I have never helped sn kids. So I guess the $100 + that i donated to A4 went directly to his personal account :)

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  61. Yeah...raising 4 kids is so not a real job! LMAO Gary!!

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  62. And he accused me of destroying App codes on twitter for special needs kids. Gee I knew I was good but I never knew I was that good!!! Then he told me I had never helped a sn kid in my life. I have 2 ASD kids and did i mention the $$$ I donated to A4 before I got sick of his bullying, controlling, his frequent hissy fits, his continued use of the delete button and  word trust. And then to top it off he banned me from A4 because I dared to stand up to him for bullying a women on HER own FB page and told him to back off as he wasn't behaving nicely. I was never on A4 for an ipad. We have one but I wanted to help donate for others. But when a person continually silences those asking for openess etc when it comes to donations and $$ reaped in from App adds (remember he said he wasn't in it for the money and a % of the money generated by the adds and use of the widgit would go to ipads) then alarm bells in my head go off!

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  63. Now it's just creepy and weird. Stop posting as "AspergersMom" when you are a 50 year old MAN. Stop talking about yourself in the third person and praising yourself. The God complex is disgusting and pathetic. Go play on Skype and leave this blog alone.

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  64. When they're giving $100 free app for a speech issue and it's going to someone because they've guessed "the beloved leader's child's favorite character?? What the hell??

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  65. And some "popular" people got 2 ipads.. where 2 other families got none.
    And stupid games over EXPENSIVE apps... Oh My Goodness! :(

    Instead of looking at what is needed... not "wanted".  There IS a difference.

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  66. http://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/online?sn=PublicInquiry&eid=9740

    It's now registered.. :(

    And the line between the 3/4/5/6 of them... it's blurry. Which is why questions are asked... and yet, no answers.

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  67. "but I will not be a target for people to post things on fb, twitter,
    email about me...which unfortunately some banned members have chosen to
    do...." - Gary = Sad? oops...

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  68. I have donated money and my time helping a4, do not assume anything about me please .

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  69. also have given codes i have won and itunes cards so again dont assume anything about me.

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  70. Natalie go read my new blog post. Actually skip the blog read the comments. They're more telling.

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  71. AutismMamaDontPlayThatJanuary 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I'll reply by stating that there is a large group of us in California who have been asking questions about a4cwsn for a very long time, all of us are parents of children with autism (among other special needs) and several of us placed our names on the site and supported it during the very early days. Aside from being asked for donations, constantly contacted to "like" the FB page (and have everyone we know do the same), there are at least 15 people we know directly who have been on the "list" forever now without even so much as a glimmer of hope that they're any closer to this intangible iPad. No contacts, no free apps, no "you've moved up from #12 to #6 on the "list". Nada. A couple of these families have multiple children on the spectrum, and have very little income, disabled parents, really "lowest of the low" stories, all of which were shared during the application process. To hear that some families have received not only one, but TWO iPads, free apps, etc. simply by being "closer to the inner circle" is deplorable. I don't fault the recipients at all, but it seems that whoever is making these determinations has less inclination to help families in actual need than they do a need to maintain appearances, and that just makes me sick. I'm glad there is a formal investigation being performed in Connecticut, but due to the international impact and solicitation of donations, I'm thinking of writing to my own state representatives on this issue (particularly because I have a few contacts that would be keenly interested in this type of issue) to see whether or not the federal government should become involved. This reeks of laundering at the very least, and at the very worst, this man has used our community's greatest hopes and weaknesses against us...and that is something I can and will never let slide.

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  72. AutismMamaDontPlayThatJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    I want to be invited to this new super-secret "SPECIAL GROUP." I never get invited to any cool groups. Hey, Asperger's Mom...I've got a kiddo with Asperger's too. Wanna share your email with me? I'd be happy to pass judgement and swap snarky remarks if you wanted to post it here for everyone to see. Just a thought. I'd just hate to be kept out of the loop because you didn't feel comfortable substantiating your claims on a public forum. I find the gratuitous usage of CAPS to be kinda fun too. Because I might not have paid attention if I hadn't been screamed at. Thank you for making sure we were all aware of this super covert group. I'll be waiting for my invite...

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  73. Oh so you have given money. No wonder you are so angry. Don't worry, people are coming forward in droves and justice will be done.

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  74. I'm sorry. I'm just seeing this. Please feel free to get in touch with me. I would love to chat. 

    squirest@live.com

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  75. You probably want to check http://www.truea4cwsn.blogspot.com

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