Miss Dominican Republic New Jersey pageant has first-ever entrant with autism

Jacqueline Czarnecki is the first-ever entrant with autism.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2024, 5:43 PM

Updated 56 days ago

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It was an exciting first for this year's Miss Dominican Republic New Jersey pageant.
Jacqueline Czarnecki is its first-ever entrant with autism.
The 31-year-old Toms River resident placed in the top 10 on Saturday. She was the only participant with an intellectual disability.
Czarnecki stays at New Horizons and attends the day program. The staff was there to help through her entire seven-month journey.


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