Alex and Ani - Charmed by Charity Fundraiser
Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00

Alex and Ani - Charmed by Charity Fundraiser

  • Alex and Ani Red Bank

ACI along with Alex and Ani will be holding a Charmed by Charity event in Red Bank in which a portion of in-store sales will be given to ACI. Help support us by coming out and purchasing some of their awesome bracelets. ACI would like to thank Alex and Ani Red Bank for their help in supporting our cause!

Those unable to attend the event are more than welcome to call 732-268-7274 prior to the event and place the items they would like to purchase on hold with a CC number. Alex and Ani will process the transaction after 6:00 PM and can ship the item to you for $5.00. When placing your order make sure to mention that it's to support the ACI Fundraiser.

Newark Museum Tour
Aug
1
12:00 pm12:00

Newark Museum Tour

  • Newark Museum

COST: FREE! Compliments of The Newark Museum, but ACI donations are always welcome!

Come join us on a fully accessible tour of the Newark Museum, the largest museum in NJ, on Saturday, August 1st. ACI has worked successfully with the Newark Museum in ensuring that all of its exhibits and collections are accessible to people with disabilities. Presented by ACI's Social Rec program, the tour, provided free to ACI members, will highlight its vast exhibits and art galleries.

Some of the featured exhibits include:

  • Royals & Regalia: Inside The Palaces of Nigeria's Monarchs
  • My Rock Stars
  • The Sheridan Theater Experience, Rise of The City, circa 1937
  • "Reach for the Stars" @The Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium, an interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space and planetary science.  Audiences can explore the constellations, travel through the Solar System, visit distant galaxies and soar to the edge of the Universe.
  • Jewelry Discovery Day: Buried Treasure
  • Visit The Newark Museum Garden, School House & Fire House
  • Various art galleries
  • The Ballantine House - featuring the massive mansion-like home of Newark's 1st beer-brewing family of 1885, which is built in the image of what homes were like in the 1650's.

From 12:00 to 1:15 PM, we will be going on a museum expert/docent-guided tour; followed by a self-guided tour from 1:15 pm to 3:30 pm. There will also be various museum gift shops, as well as a museum cafe.

Please register by filling out the form below. Deadline is Monday, July 27th, 2015.

NOTE: The Museum is prepared for any disability accommodations needed such as hearing impaired interpreters, visually impaired assistance, physical accommodations, etc.


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Disability Employment Discrimination Workshop
Aug
11
10:30 am10:30

Disability Employment Discrimination Workshop

  • ACI

Want to know about your rights as an employee with a disability? Do you feel you have been discriminated against in employment? Please join us as we learn our rights as employees with disabilities presented by Edward Haas, Esq, of The NJ Division of Civil Rights.

Please register by filling out the form below. Refreshments will be served.


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Laughter Yoga Certified Training
Aug
15
9:30 am09:30

Laughter Yoga Certified Training

  • ACI
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COST: $300 per person, by cash or check in advance. Seniors and people with special circumstances pay $250 upon approval.

On August 15th & 16th, the halls of ACI in Edison will ring with laughter, as Beverly Burns, a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher conducts a Laughter Leader Certified Training! In the two-day program, participants will learn about Laughter Yoga, and the physical, emotional and mental benefits that laughter provides. Recent studies have shown that laughter affects the brain in the same way as meditation, and has many health benefits. Laughter Yoga incorporates laughter exercises with pranayama (yogic breathing) to teach you how to “laugh for no reason.” There are no yoga poses and no comedy routines, just simple and fun activities!

The many proven health benefits include:

  • Lowers blood pressure & improves circulation!
  • Provides a light aerobic workout!
  • Increases deep oxygenation to organs & brain!
  • Raises self-esteem & lowers anxiety and stress (Cortisol)!
  • Improves Depression!
  • Lifts your mood by increasing 'feel good' hormones (Endorphins)!
  • Increases pain blockers (Dopamine)!
  • Jumpstarts your immune system!
  • Aids in combating infections / autoimmune diseases!
  • Helps one to deeply relax all the muscles!
  • Reduces stress and body tensions!
  • Improves one’s sleep!
  • Increases social skills and trust in a group setting!
  • Inspires Unconditional Laughter, Joy and Playfulness!

No special experience necessary! Anyone can partake, who can work aerobically standing up or sitting for at least 30 minutes at a time, and is serious about committing to a self-transforming training! All participants will get two full days of practice, learning 50 plus exercises and theory; hot beverages & water; Dr. Kataria’s E-Book: ‘Laugh for No Reason’; Certified Laughter Yoga Leader E-Manual & Hard Copy; Tee-Shirt; International Lifetime Certificate as a Laughter Therapy-Yoga Leader; and upon completion, from Dr. Kataria’s School of Laughter Yoga: six months free access to his Prozone Member Site: Resources & Networking with Laughter Yoga Leader colleagues locally and from around the world!

For more information or to register, please email bev_bur@msn.com or call 732-991-0654. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (barefoot is fine too!); bring a mat/blanket to do floor exercises (no strenuous yoga positions); note pad or iPad; a funny hat; an open mind!

Core Advisory Group (CAG)
Aug
17
3:00 pm15:00

Core Advisory Group (CAG)

  • ACI
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Are you a person with a disability living in Middlesex County? Are you concerned about disasters? Join us for the next meeting of the Core Advisory Group (CAG). This is a great opportunity to work together with emergency managers and FEMA to make effective changes in how emergency services are provided to people with disabilities in the event of a disaster. We need your input!

In 2010, FEMA began hiring disability integration specials to help make disaster response efforts fully inclusive of all people in the community. They developed a model called Core Advisory Group (CAG). Middlesex County will be the first county in New Jersey to form CAG. We are inviting people with disabilities who are interested in a balanced approach to emergency management for ensuring full inclusion.

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For this month's meeting, PSEG will be joining us to discuss services provided to individuals with health issues prior to disasters.

If you need accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible. Light snacks will be served.

RSVP by filling out the form below. For Middlesex County residents only.


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Baseball Game: Patriots vs. Ducks
Aug
17
7:05 pm19:05

Baseball Game: Patriots vs. Ducks

  • TD Bank Ballpark

COST: FREE but donations are always welcome!

Join us for peanuts and Cracker Jacks as we watch an exciting game of baseball featuring the Somerset Patriots and the Long Island Ducks!

Please register by filling out the form below. Deadline is August 14th, 2015.

NOTE: Transportation will not be provided


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NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration 2015
Oct
2
8:45 am08:45

NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration 2015

  • NJ State House
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The New Jersey Disability Pride Parade & Celebration is a grass-roots effort organized and hosted by ACI with the support of the statewide disability community. The 5th Annual NJDPP will be held on Friday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM in downtown Trenton, NJ. We are expecting hundreds of people and organizations representing a wide variety of disabilities to march and roll from the State House to the post-parade celebration on East Lafayette Street.

For more information, please visit njdisabilitypride.com.


Youth Yikerz! Game Night
Jul
24
5:00 pm17:00

Youth Yikerz! Game Night

  • ACI

$5.00 per person (Refreshments included!)
For ages 13 to 19

ACI is planning our first ever Youth "Yikerz!" Game Night! Join us as we dive into this fast-paced, magnetic style board game! There will be pizza, soda, prizes and other games available!

Please RSVP by filling out the form below by July 21st!


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Coloring Books for Adults
Jul
24
1:00 pm13:00

Coloring Books for Adults

  • ACI

SUGGESTED DONATION: $3.00

The newest growing trend among adults! Coloring books are said to help de-stress and unwind and are slowly taking off outside Europe, and making its way here! Stores cannot keep these coloring books on their shelves!

Coloring, claim the experts, can lower anxiety, stabilize mood, increase attention span and serve as a sleep aid…so come unwind and color with us!

RSVP by filling out the form below.


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Advocacy Group - Middlesex County
Jul
21
10:30 am10:30

Advocacy Group - Middlesex County

  • ACI
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This meeting is open to all Middlesex county residents with disabilities. Our focus has been to advocate with businesses to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Please RSVP by filling out the form below. New members are always welcome!


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Plays in the Park: Oklahoma!
Jul
18
8:30 pm20:30

Plays in the Park: Oklahoma!

  • Roosevelt Park

COST: $7.00 at the door. $5.00 for Seniors, Children are FREE!

ACI's Social Rec group will be attending a Plays in the Park production of the classic musical, Oklahoma!

Oklahoma! is set in a Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century. Rivalries between local farmers & cowboys provides this colorful background for which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. The road to true love never runs smoothly, but these two headstrong romantics are holding the reins. Love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey carriage ride down a country road in Oklahoma!

Please register by filling out the form below. Registration deadline is July 13th 2015.

Please meet us at the ticket booth. Transportation will not be provided. There will be food and souvenir stands available.


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Banking & Budgeting Workshop
Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Banking & Budgeting Workshop

  • Bank of Woodbridge (Colonia Branch)

ACI and BCB Community Bank will be having a 2-part workshop on banking and budgeting, conducted by the Bank of Woodbridge on Wednesday, June 17th and Wednesday, June 24th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

The June 17th session will take place at ACI's office in Edison. The June 24th session will take place at the Bank of Woodbridge (Colonia Branch) and feature a tour of the bank.

Certificates will be awarded to those who attend both sessions.

Please register by filling out the form below.


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Home Elevation Summit
Jun
23
9:00 am09:00

Home Elevation Summit

  • Middlesex Fire Academy

Learn about issues surrounding home elevations and discuss how we can work together to create sustainable, accessible and livable communities as we rebuild and recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Sponsored by the Middlesex Office of Emergency Management, the Alliance Center for Independence and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.

Please register by filling out the form below. Deadline is June 15th.


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80's Karaoke & Kerfuffle Game Night
Jun
18
5:30 pm17:30

80's Karaoke & Kerfuffle Game Night

  • ACI

COST: $5.00 per person (includes refreshments!)

ACI will be kicking off the summer by singing the night away with a karaoke party! Afterwards we will be playing DICEcapades, a strategy-based dice game! Let's see if you can roll the dice to create a pair or two, upon the wild grid! There will be pizza, drinks and prizes!

If interested, please RSVP by filling out the form below. Deadline is June 16th.


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Resume Writing Workshop
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00

Resume Writing Workshop

  • ACI

On June 15th, Janice Burke, Manager of Talent Acquisition at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Peapack, will be conducting a workshop on creating an effective resume. Participants will also learn about what companies look for in potential new employees.

Please register by filling out the form below.

For more information about Pfizer and they assist people with disabilities, please download their flyer.


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Peter Singer Protest
Jun
10
12:00 pm12:00

Peter Singer Protest

  • Palmer Square

ACI is collaborating with several agencies, including Liberty Resources in Philadelphia and Not Dead Yet, for a demonstration against Professor Singer. We want Princeton to publicly denounce recent statements by Professor Peter Singer promoting ending the lives of disabled infants through denial of health care and to take other steps to address what the activists describe as Singer’s “hate speech” toward disabled people.

WE DEMAND THAT:

  • Princeton call for Singer's resignation and publicly denounces his comments.
  • Princeton hires a bioethicist from the disability community in a comparable position to provide a platform for views that contrast with his.
  • Princeton creates its own disability policy program to educate future leaders on an inclusive community.
     

LOCATION AND TIMES
The group is meeting at 12:00 noon at the Princeton train station, it is approx a mile uphill to Palmer Square. If you would prefer not to walk, then you can meet up with the group at 1:00 PM at the Nassau Presbyterian Church. It is a white column church, that sits across from Palmer Square on Nassau Street. The address for Palmer Square is 40 Nassau Street, Princeton. It is on an Access Link bus route. We will then walk a short distance to Nassau Hall.

Please refer to the Princeton University website for information on how to get to the campus, including bus and train schedules. If you are coming by train on the Northeast Corridor line, it will take you to Princeton Junction. You then must take the "dinky," a little train that goes from Princeton Junction to Princeton train station or you can take a NJ Transit bus over (bus numbers are 605, 609 and 655).

There are also plenty of parking spots at the station and limited parking on Nassau Street. Accessible bathrooms are available at the station and at shops on Nassau Street.


A MESSAGE FROM DISABILITY ADVOCATE, ALAN HOLDSWORTH

Disabled kids are a burden, aren't they? Wouldn't it be great to find an ethical excuse to get rid of them? Not only are they a burden to you, but also to the health care and welfare systems of America. Maybe parents and doctors should just kill disabled babies for the greater good, which means saving money so we can all go to the beach....without our kids! After all, why should non-disabled persons living in a non-disabled world with non-disabled kids pay for those people?

The fewer disabled people there are the more resources there should be for the healthy children. Why spend money on disabled children when we could spend it on healthy ones? Don't you and the health care system have a moral responsibility to kill your kid?

This is the mantra of Peter Singer, tenured Ethics Professor at Ivy League Princeton University. See his recent statements and judge for yourself. Singer has a long history of this form of discussion in educating the future leaders of not only the U.S. but students around the world.

Meanwhile disabled advocates and family advocates have no place in the Ivy League! If nothing changes, the future is Ivy League means the future is death. If you disagree with Singer and think your disabled children's lives are worth living, then join us at the protest.


SIGN THE PETITION!
Help us get to 1,000 signatures and let your voice be heard! Click here to sign the petition.


HELP US MAKE SIGNS OR BRING YOUR OWN!
Bring hand made signs, placards and your outrage! Hand-held signs cannot be attached to sticks or similar objects.


REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS
Please register by filling out the form below. Deadline is June 9th. If you have any questions, please contact ACI or visit the Facebook event page.


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Basil Bowl Potting Class
Jun
10
11:00 am11:00

Basil Bowl Potting Class

  • ACI

As summer warmly approaches with hotter days and greener grass, ACI will be having a summer sunshine basil bowl potting and worm composting class, taught by Jean Gall from The Woodbridge Gardening Club.

Come learn about our basil-bowl potting class, as we discover the many kinds of basil that are available, then taking some home to put on your windowsill. Afterwards, we will be learning how to utilize worm composting by using red worms, newspapers and plastic bins to produce what is known as “black gold” soil to improve your gardening needs.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Four 3-inch pots (plastic is fine)
  2. Small amount of potting mix (Miracle Grow or generic potting soil is fine also)
  3. Pair of gardening gloves

RSVP by filling out the form below. Registration deadline is Friday, June 5th.


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People First New Jersey - Middlesex County
Jun
5
10:30 am10:30

People First New Jersey - Middlesex County

  • ACI
People First NJ

ACI is partnering with the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities in forming a Middlesex County chapter of People First New Jersey.

People First is an international advocacy movement organized exclusively by and for people with disabilities. People First advocates believe no matter what the disability, everyone is capable of taking charge of their own goals and their own life choices.

If you would like to learn more about People First, come join us on Friday, June 5th from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the ACI conference room. Jaymes Brill and Frank Latham from NJCDD will be our guests. Vist njcdd.org for more info.

George Street Playhouse - Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
May
16
2:00 pm14:00

George Street Playhouse - Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

  • George Street Playhouse

COST: $14.00 per person

ACI's Social Rec group will be attending a showing of Ernest Shackleton Loves Me presented by The George Street Playhouse.

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me is about a sleep-deprived single mom and video game music composer who is contacted across time by the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey as they struggle toward and conquer new horizons in this cross-time love affair for the ages.

Please register by filling out the form below. Payment can be made through PayPal or by sending a check to ACI (Please make checks payable to ACI at 629 Amboy Ave, Edison NJ 08837. MEMO: Playhouse).


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Fair Housing Act Presentation
May
14
11:00 am11:00

Fair Housing Act Presentation

  • ACI

The US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be giving a presentation on the Fair Housing Act on Thursday, May 14th at 11:00 AM. They will discuss how to file a compliant and the programs they offer that can help people with disabilities find accessible housing.

Please register by filling out the form below.


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Stress Relief & Positive Thinking Workshop
May
1
11:30 am11:30

Stress Relief & Positive Thinking Workshop

  • ACI

Come out and learn about some ways to help handle and reduce stress! There will be a presentation given by Domanique Davison, a student a Rutgers University majoring in  Exercise Science/Applied Kinesiology. Topics will include: stress management and positive thinking.

Please RSVP by filling out the form below.


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Roads to Recovery with Laughter Yoga
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Roads to Recovery with Laughter Yoga

  • ACI

Beverly Burns, M.Ed., Director of Prevention Education at Advancing Opportunities will be presenting Roads to Recovery, a seminar on substance abuse and prevention. She will also be teaching a relaxation technique called Laughter Yoga, a Body-Mind Therapy developed by a physician in Mumbai, India. Come learn and laugh with us on April 22nd from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the ACI office.

Register by filling out the form below.


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Holocaust Presentation
Apr
21
1:00 pm13:00

Holocaust Presentation

  • ACI
Holocaust presentation

ACI will recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day by hosting a presentation by Dr. Paul B Winkler, Executive Director of the State of New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. This event seeks to remember those with disabilities who died during the Holocaust, while working to ensure that this never happens again. Come with your thoughts and questions. Refreshments will be served.

Please register by filling out the form below.


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Poetry Night - Union County
Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

Poetry Night - Union County

  • Mountainside Public Library
Poetry Night - Union County
  $5.00 per person (includes pizza and soda)

Every April since 2002, people throughout the Unites States have celebrated National Poem in Your Pocket Day by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day.

ACI will be having a celebration of its own and we want you to come out and join us for Poem in Your Pocket Day by bringing your own favorite poems and learning of the wonderful insights of famous poets from the past, the different types and techniques of poetry and its various styles!

If you're interested, please fill out the form below by Monday, April 13th.


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Bowling Night
Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

Bowling Night

  • Stelton Lanes
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COST: $20 per person (Pay with a credit card through PayPal or send checks to ACI. MEMO: Bowling).

If bowling is "right up your alley," then join the Alliance All Stars for an evening of fun at Stelton Lanes Bowling Alley! Our night of bowling includes a two hour package deal of unlimited bowling games, two slices of pizza, unlimited fountain drinks and bowling shoes.

If you are interested, please register by filling out the form below by Wednesday, April 8th.


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Night with the New Jersey Devils Fundraiser
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

Night with the New Jersey Devils Fundraiser

  • Prudential Center
Night with the New Jersey Devils
  $43.00 per ticket (order deadline is March 3rd)

ACI and the NJ Devils are partnering up to host a Night with the New Jersey Devils fundraiser! The Devils will be offering discounted tickets to ACI members and friends for the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, March 17th. Each ticket sale will directly help ACI!

Ticket purchase includes:

  • Group seating in the 100 level sideline section (seating chart)
  • All fans attending will receive a Devils gift!
  • A chance to ride the Zamboni! (please inquire while purchasing tickets)

To order tickets, please fill out an order form and send cash/checks to Alliance Center for Independence ATTN: Salma Harris, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837. Be sure to mention that it's for the NJ Devils fundraiser.

Tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance by March 3rd, 2015. Purchased tickets can be picked up at will call on the day of the game.

If you have any questions, please contact Salma Harris at 732-738-4388 ext. 120 or sharris@adacil.org.

Vigil for Disabled Filicide Victims (Update: Rescheduled)
Mar
13
6:00 pm18:00

Vigil for Disabled Filicide Victims (Update: Rescheduled)

  • Front of the ACI Building
Vigil for Disabled Filicide Victims

As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, ACI, along with disability advocates, will be holding a vigil on Friday, March 13th to honor the lives of disabled people murdered by families and caretakers. The vigil will address violence against people with disabilities and speak out against cultural prejudices and send the message that disability is not a justification for violence. Our lives are worth living!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet and the National Council on Independent Living held the first Day of Mourning in 2012. This is a national event with cities around the country participating.

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings
Mar
3
11:00 am11:00

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings

  • ACI
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ACI has once again teamed up with Saint Peter's University Hospital, Community Mobile Health Program to conduct free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings as part of our series of health and wellness workshops.

Free snacks for participants. Fasting is not required for this screening.

RSVP by filling out the form below.


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Valentine's Day Movie Night
Feb
13
5:00 pm17:00

Valentine's Day Movie Night

  • ACI
Valentine's Day Movie Night
  $5.00 per person (includes food and snacks!)

In celebration of Valentine's Day, ACI would like to warmly invite you to our Valentine's Day Movie Night, where we will be watching 50 First Dates starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. There will also be pizza, heart-shaped chocolates and plenty of fun!

If you're interested, please fill out the form below by Tuesday, February 10th.

*should any inclement weather be expected, you will be contacted promptly and be notified of an alternate event date. Cancellation request must be made within 24 hours of the RSVP date.


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Basic Spanish Class 101
Feb
13
11:00 am11:00

Basic Spanish Class 101

  • ACI
Basic Spanish Class 101

ACI will be having a basic Spanish class where we will teach you common terms, greetings, phrases, numbers and the alphabet. The class will be taught by ACI volunteer, Alcides "Al" Gomez.

If you are interested, please fill out the form below. Registration deadline is February 11th.


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Give & Get Back Day
Dec
10
12:00 pm12:00

Give & Get Back Day

  • ACI
Give & Get Back Day

For many of us, the holiday season can be a challenge. ACI would like to give back to our members by having a Give & Get Back Day!

We are inviting members of the disability community to drop off cans of food or non perishable items for our food pantry. In return you can choose from a variety of new items, including winter hats, scarves, Hess Trucks, comforters and water bottles, as our thank you. We have a limited supply of items and they will be given out on a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions, please contact ACI.

Holiday Luncheon & Shopping Trip
Nov
15
11:30 am11:30

Holiday Luncheon & Shopping Trip

  • Woodbridge Center Mall
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ACI warmly invites you to our annual Holiday Luncheon & Shopping Trip! Tis’ the season to give thanks and be merry as ACI will be combining both of our annual holiday luncheon and shopping trips for a warm and fun-filled time together this year! Due to the previous success from years past, we will be dining at Applebee's for lunch.

There will be time to do some holiday shopping in such outlets as: Against All Odds, As Seen On TV, Bahama Breeze, Claire’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods’, Sears, Gap, Game Stop, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, and more!

If you would like to register for this event, please contact Nybil Ghanem at 732-738-4388 ext. 121 or fill out the form below. NOTE: Transportation will not be provided, and please bring enough money for food/shopping, etc.


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Wireless Work Program
Nov
6
10:00 am10:00

Wireless Work Program

  • ACI

Join us on November 6th for an overview on Wireless Work, a program offered by ACI and the Family Support Center of NJ that teaches people with mobility disabilities:

  • How to use who they know to find, retain, and augment work efforts.
  • How to build relationship networks to conduct job search, increase skill sets, and advance careers.

If you are familiar with electronic media and comfortable with learning how to use new web tools, the Wireless Work Program maybe for you.   

Please RSVP to Luke Koppisch by filling out the form below.


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NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration 2014
Oct
3
9:00 am09:00

NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration 2014

  • NJ State House

The New Jersey Disability Pride Parade & Celebration is a grass-roots effort organized and hosted by ACI with the support of the statewide disability community. The 4th Annual NJDPP will be held on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM in downtown Trenton, NJ. We are expecting over 500 people and organizations representing a wide variety of disabilities to march and roll from the State House to the post-parade celebration on East Lafayette Street.

For more information, please visit njdisabilitypride.com.

Checkers & Chess Day
Sep
12
5:00 pm17:00

Checkers & Chess Day

  • ACI
Checkers

SUGGESTED DONATION: $2.00

ACI will be having a Checkers & Chess Day that promises to be full of fun and excitement as you try your best to beat your opponent! No experience necessary! If interested then come join us on September 12th! Refreshments will be served!

Contact Nybil Ghanem at 732-738-4388 ext. 121 or fill out the form below to register.


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Emergency Preparedness Overnight
Aug
22
Aug 23

Emergency Preparedness Overnight

  • Livingston Recreation Center
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ACI, FEMA, the American Red Cross, Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and other stakeholders are organizing an overnight emergency shelter experience. This exercise will assist in an ongoing effort to improve the ability to provide service and support to individuals with disabilities during disasters.

We are looking for 50 participants and 50 volunteers to assist with the event. Volunteers are needed from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday (shifts are 4 hours long) and participants will stay overnight from 8:00 PM on Friday to 8:00 AM on Saturday.

UPDATE: All volunteer shifts have been filled. Registration is now only open to participants.


FAQs

How will I get there?

The shelter is not an Access Link route (something to discuss in the event of a real disaster).

  • If you are not driving yourself, the ACI office will serve as a pick up and drop off center.  Please arrive at our center by 6:30pm on Friday evening and arrange for pick up from ACI at 8:30 am on Saturday morning. We are located at 629 Amboy Ave in Edison, NJ. Parking is located in the back of the building. Please use the back entrance, we are the first office on the right as you enter the building.
  • Middlesex County will be providing shuttle service from ACI using their new buses which accommodate 14 wheelchairs and have two loading areas.
  • For those you coming by train to the New Brunswick station, there will be a Rutgers shuttle bus driven by one of the public safety staff waiting at the train station on Wall Street. Wall Street is in back of the train station and parallels Albany Street.  (Click here for a map and the schedule for the NJ Transit North East Corridor). Please plan to be at this location at 7pm.  The shuttle will also do a return run to this location in the morning.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring the items you would take with you in the event of a one day emergency evacuation. This would include medication, cell phone chargers, change of clothes, etc.

Where do I go when I get there?

You will dropped off at the entrance, please follow signs to the registration area.


If interested in participating, please fill out the form below.


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