NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference: Overnight Shelter Exercise, “Everyone’s” Included
May
4
1:00 pm13:00

NJ Emergency Preparedness Conference: Overnight Shelter Exercise, “Everyone’s” Included

  • Tropicana Casino & Resort

The Overnight Shelter Exercise, “Everyone’s” Included presentation will give the participants the tools to work within their own communities so they will be able to execute their own shelter exercise.

The exercise brings together all community stakeholders to participate in a full scale overnight experience. It is essential to bring together first responders and the disability community as equal partners. By doing so, barriers are removed and each community can learn from the other. Preparing first responders and people with disabilities for the next disaster together will save lives.

Presented by: Madeleine Goldfarb, Noah’s Ark Institute, Carole Tonks/Luke Koppisch, Alliance Center for Independence and John Ferguson, Middlesex OEM.

For more information, please visit: njepa.org/sessions/overnight-shelter-exercise

The Holocaust & People with Disabilities
May
25
12:00 pm12:00

The Holocaust & People with Disabilities

  • ACI

On Wednesday, May 25th, ACI will host a slideshow presentation and lecture on the Holocaust and people with disabilities. The event will feature a presentation by Holocaust survivor, Theodore “Teddy” Halpern, who will share his experiences as a young boy with a disability. Also presenting will be Ilyse Muser Shainbrown, who recently completed her masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University and presently interning at the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest in Whippany, NJ.

Over 275,000 people with disabilities were murdered during the Holocaust of World War II. This event is our way of honoring the survivors and remember the victims.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration deadline is Friday, May 20th. Register soon as there are only a few seats left!

Green Thumb Gardening
May
26
5:30 pm17:30

Green Thumb Gardening

  • ACI

SUGGESTED DONATION: $3.00

ACI invites you to come learn about gardening! Jerri Barclay and Anne Ryder from the Rutgers Master Gardeners Program will be presenting information about the basics of gardening and how to adapt common gardening practices to different needs. There will also be an interactive portion of the presentation where participants will have the opportunity to have some hands on experience with plants. So wear something you don’t mind getting dirty and let’s watch those thumbs turn green!

Light refreshments will be served. Accommodations made upon request.

Registration deadline is May 19th.

Sun Damage Screening
Jun
7
11:00 am11:00

Sun Damage Screening

  • ACI
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Are you protected from the sun? ACI has partnered with St. Peter's University Hospital's Community Mobile Health Services to offer free sun damage screenings! Staff from St. Peter's will be on hand to give out information and advise on how to protect your skin during the summer months.

The DermaScan is an instrument that magnifies the image of your face using a black light. The black light will highlight the harmful effects of overexposure (sun damage) from the sun’s UV rays. The registered nurse will alert you to the areas of the face that are oily, dry or sun damaged. We will discuss and provide literature on the sun’s damaging rays and the importance of wearing sun screen. This is not a skin cancer screening.

REV UP New Jersey Kickoff
Jun
14
10:00 am10:00

REV UP New Jersey Kickoff

  • NJ State House

Join ACI, disability organizations and advocates throughout the state in Trenton on Tuesday June 14th, as we launch our REV UP New Jersey voting campaign.

Come out and learn about how your vote can make an impact in this year's election! Grab some promotional items, enjoy live music, hear from voting rights activists, and help us make our vote count.

REV UP New Jersey is part of a non-partisan nationwide effort to increase the participation of people with disabilities in the election process. In this crucial presidential election year, REV UP NJ seeks to increase voter turn out, eliminate the barriers that prevent people with disabilities from voting and educated voters on the candidates and issues.

The event will take place on the steps on the NJ State House at 125 West State Street in Trenton.

Please check out our REV UP NJ Facebook page for more details on the event and how you can get involved with REV UP New Jersey!

Plays in the Park: The Little Mermaid
Jun
17
8:30 pm20:30

Plays in the Park: The Little Mermaid

  • Roosevelt Park

COST: $7.00 at the door. $5.00 for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities. Cash only.

Join ACI at Roosevelt Park for a theatrical journey under the sea and back to 1989. Plays in the Park is proud to present Disney’s The Little Mermaid live on stage!

Please meet us at the ticket booth at 6:30 PM. Parking is free but first come first serve. Transportation will not be provided. Bring money for concessions or bring food from home. Bring a lawn chair no higher than 40 inches if you need a seat.

Sensory Seminar Audio Description: Starts at 7:00 PM (Sensory Seminar for people with visual impairments or those interested. The Audio Describer explains a bit about the show: characters, scenic elements, group has a chance to touch costumes, props and/or set pieces, sometimes the actors are present and speak a little to the group so their voices can be identified).

Registration deadline is June 9th.

Baseball Game: Patriots vs. Barnstormers
Jul
8
7:05 pm19:05

Baseball Game: Patriots vs. Barnstormers

  • TD Bank Ballpark

COST: FREE but donations are always welcome!

Join ACI at TD Bank Ballpark to cheer for our Somerset Patriots on to victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers!

Meet us at the main entrance at 6:30 PM to pick up your ticket.

Transportation will not be provided. Accommodations made upon request. Bring money for concessions if desired.

Registration deadline is June 27th.

NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration 2016
Oct
7
9:00 am09:00

NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration 2016

  • 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 6th Annual NJDPP will be held on Friday, October 7th 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.

If you plan on attending, let us know by filling out the form below!


NJSILC Public Forum
Apr
26
12:00 pm12:00

NJSILC Public Forum

The New Jersey Statewide independent Living Council (NJSILC), in conjunction with the Directors of Centers for Independent Living, the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, has drafted a new three year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

Feedback is invited from IL consumers, their families, advocates, service providers and other interested parties, especially regarding SPIL goals; underserved areas/populations; and expansion of the CIL Network should additional funding become available.

Public Forums will be conducted from Noon to 2 p.m. on April 25 and 26, 2016 at two locations:

Monday, April 25Heightened Independence & Progress-Bergen, 131 Main Street (Suite 120), Hackensack, NJ 07601

Tuesday, April 26Alliance Center for Independence, 629 Amboy Avenue (Lower Level), Edison, NJ 08837

These sites are physically accessible.

If you require other accommodations, such as deaf language interpreters, you must email or call the SILC Coordinator with your request by April 8. After that, time may be too short to arrange accommodations.

Feedback may also be given via letter, email and telephone from April 25 through the 29th.

Letter: please mail to NJSILC Coordinator 25 Caroline Drive South River, NJ 08882

Email: please send to SILC Coordinator to meneary@njsilc.org

Phone: please call the Coordinator at 732-254-2484 M-F between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to dictate your remarks (if no one is available, your call will be returned if you leave your name and number)

Letters, emails and calls MUST be received by 4/29/16 in order to be included in the Forum report that will be sent to the Council and CIL Directors for their final review the new State Plan.

To read the draft State Plan for Independent Living, please go to the NJSILC website or, to review a hard copy, visit or call your local Center for Independent Living.

The NJSILC website address is www.njsilc.org. The home page will describe how to access the electronic version of the Plan and also can direct you to contact information for each of the State’s Centers for Independent Living.

If you plan to attend a Forum, please tell the Coordinator (meneary@njsilc.org or 732-254-2484) and, if possible, bring a written copy of your remarks for the record; however, neither advance notice nor a written commentary are required for you to participate. Just join us if you can!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Clothesline Project
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: The Clothesline Project

  • ACI

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join ACI in decorating your t-shirt and help bring awareness to sexual assault!

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts that are decorated to represent a particular woman's experience, by the survivor herself or someone who cares about her.

The purpose of the project is to bear witness to survivors and victims of the war against women, to help with the healing process for survivors and loved ones, to educate and raise awareness, and to provide a nationwide network of support. You do not have to be a survivor of sexual abuse to participate.

Materials and t-shirts will be provided. All of the shirts will be hung in the ACI building during the month of April.

Earth Day Celebration
Apr
21
10:00 am10:00

Earth Day Celebration

  • ACI

Come and join us for a pre-Earth Day celebration! In an effort to increase the population of the Monarch butterfly, you will be planting your own milkweed. The milkweed plant provides the nourishment the Monarch needs to transform from a caterpillar into a adult butterfly. The plants are rapidly disappearing due to the widespread spraying of weed killer on the fields where they grow.
 
Afterwards, we will watch a documentary on the migration of these amazing butterflies. You will also be given packets of milkweed seeds to hand out to your friends.

Light snacks will be provided.

The Game is Afoot! Board Game Night
Apr
18
5:30 pm17:30

The Game is Afoot! Board Game Night

  • ACI

SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00

Bring your enthusiasm to the Alliance Center for Independence for an evening of fun games and socializing! We will be playing UNO, Connect Four, and Taboo!

Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Accommodations provided upon request.

Registration deadline is Monday, April 11th. In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Denim Day
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Denim Day

  • ACI

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! 1/4 women and 1/6 men experience some form of sexual violence and people with disabilities are at a higher risk of victimization. ACI supports survivors of sexual violence and you can too. The material denim and color teal are symbols of sexual assault awareness.

Join us on April 15th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, as we create denim and teal pins to raise awareness and show support for sexual violence survivors.

Light refreshments will be served.

National Public Health Week: Walk & Roll (UPDATE: Rescheduled)
Apr
14
11:00 am11:00

National Public Health Week: Walk & Roll (UPDATE: Rescheduled)

  • Roosevelt Park Family Ice Rink
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ACI is proud to partner with the American Public Health Association (APHA) for National Public Health Week!

During the first week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Join us while we promote National Public Health Week by carrying signs and walking & rolling for our health! We will be meeting at the Roosevelt Park Family Ice Rink (located at 151 Parsonage Road, Edison, NJ 08837) near the basketball courts.

SHARES Task Force Conference
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

SHARES Task Force Conference

  • NJ Law Center
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COST: $55, $35 for Collaborating Partners, Sexual Violence Advocates and SANEs

All individuals have a right to freely explore the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations free from exploitation, threats and violence. It is time to collectively embrace and encourage individuals with I/DD to explore their sexualities.

Join us as we bring together LGBT and disability resources to integrate, collaborate, and find a community for individuals with I/DD who identify as LGBT.

Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals, health and human service providers, developmental disabilities agency direct care staff, sexual violence advocates and SANES, case managers, behavior specialists, self-advocates, parents and caregivers.

Sponsored by:
Sexuality, Health, Awareness, Rights, Education and Safety
Task Force for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

SHARES members include:

  • Finding Your Individuality (FYI)
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) NJ
  • Developmental Disabilities Center (DDC) at Morristown Medical Center
  • Atlantic Health /Morris CARES (formerly known as the Morris County Sexual Assault Center)
  • NJ Division of Disability Services (DDS)
  • Middlesex LEADS a Collaborative of the Middlesex County Center for Empowerment and the Alliance Center for Independence

More information and registration coming soon!

To learn more about the conference and/or SHARES Task Force, please contact Tracy A. Higgins at:
Finding Your Individuality, 775 Mountain Boulevard, Suite 15 Watchung, NJ 07069
Office: 908-552-4469
Email: tracy@findingyourindividuality.com

Audio Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

Audio Crosswalk Ribbon Cutting

  • ACI

The Alliance Center for Independence, the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Township of Woodbridge invites you to a special ribbon cutting ceremony to officially mark the installation of audio crosswalk signals at 12 intersections along Amboy Avenue in Fords.

The ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM at the corner of Amboy Ave and Ford Ave (across from the 7-11) in Fords, NJ and will feature speeches by Midldesex County Freehold Board Director Ronald Rios, the Mayor of Woodbridge, John McCormac, and other dignitaries.

Try out the the new audio crosswalk signals! The new signals help people in the area, including those with disabilities and visual impairments, cross the busy streets safely.

Immediately following the ceremony there will be a continental breakfast reception at the Alliance Center for Independence, located in the Beacon Building on 629 Amboy Ave (one block from Ford Ave).

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings
Apr
5
11:00 am11:00

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Screenings

  • ACI
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ACI has 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.

Light and healthy snacks will be served. Fasting is not required for this screening.

Luck of the Irish Movie Day
Mar
17
1:00 pm13:00

Luck of the Irish Movie Day

  • ACI
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SUGGESTED DONATION: $5.00

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI)! We will be screening The Secret of Kells, an Academy nominated animated movie about a young boy in a medieval outpost under siege and is beckoned to adventure when a master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers!

Light refreshments will be provided. Accommodations provided upon request.

Registration deadline is Thursday, March 10th. In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified.

Day of Mourning 2016: Remembering People with Disabilities Murdered by Family Members
Mar
1
6:00 pm18:00

Day of Mourning 2016: Remembering People with Disabilities Murdered by Family Members

  • Front of the ACI Building

As part of a nation-wide Day of Mourning, ACI, along with disability advocates, will be holding a vigil on Tuesday, March 1st 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.

If you are interested in speaking, please contact Carole Tonks at ctonks@adacil.org.

Join us for light snacks and refreshments in the ACI office after the vigil.

Black History in the Making: A Personal Story
Feb
26
5:00 pm17:00

Black History in the Making: A Personal Story

  • ACI

In recognition of Black History Month, the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) presents a lecture highlighting the struggle of blacks in obtaining their civil rights.

Topics to be Covered
Voting rights, the struggle for equality, significant events in the civil rights movement and what the disability rights movement can learn from past civil rights movements.

Featured Speakers
Ronald Copeland, Retired Civil Rights Activist and Eulanda Brooks, ACI Independent Living Specialist

Guest Speaker
Ethan Ellis, Disability Advocate, Former Executive Director of NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities


Registration deadline is Friday, February 19th. Refreshments will be provided.

Interview Skills Workshop
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Interview Skills Workshop

  • ACI

Sharpen your interview skills to help you land that job! This workshop, presented by Peter Koppisch, CIC, CPCU, ARM, the assistant vice president at William H. Connolly & Co., will be covering appropriate interview attire, how to answer difficult interview questions, post-interview follow up, how to stand out above the others on your interview and more!

Beautiful on a Budget: Fashion Tips for Women
Feb
19
12:00 pm12:00

Beautiful on a Budget: Fashion Tips for Women

  • ACI

Presented by Joy Cutrone, former Mrs Petite New Jersey and owner of Joy's Dance House. We will be covering the latest styles, how to mix and match, select the right bra size and more. Learn how to dress for success and get noticed!

Night with the New Jersey Devils Fundraiser
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Night with the New Jersey Devils Fundraiser

  • Prudential Center
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COST: $50 per ticket (order deadline is February 2nd)

ACI and the NJ Devils are partnering up to host another Night with the New Jersey Devils fundraiser! The Devils will be offering discounted tickets to ACI members and friends for the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, February 16th. Each ticket sale will directly help ACI!

Ticket purchase includes group seating in the 100 level sideline section (seating chart). Tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance by February 2nd, 2015.

ONLINE
To purchase tickets online, please visit newjerseydevils.com/adacil and use the promo code ADACIL.

CASH/CHECK
If you would like to pay by cash or check, please send or drop off your payment to Alliance Center for Independence, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 (MEMO: NJ Devils) and pick up your tickets 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.

Public Speaking Workshop
Jan
28
6:00 pm18:00

Public Speaking Workshop

  • ACI
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Stephanie Miller, CC and Paul Danielczyk, ACB from the Woodbridge Toastmasters Club will be coming to ACI to conduct a workshop on public speaking.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. The Woodbridge Toastmasters Club is one of an entire network of learn-by-doing clubs that are sure to help you become a better leader and speaker.

Men's Health Workshop
Jan
21
10:00 am10:00

Men's Health Workshop

  • ACI
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ACI's Men's Peer Support Group will be sponsoring a presentation on Men's Health, presented by MaryAnn Kokidis and Stephanie Rodriquez, Health Educators at Amerigroup Health Insurance. The workshop will cover: the importance of nutrition and physical activity as well as other behaviors that can improve health and reduce the risk of chronic disease and different forms of cancer (smoking cessation, colorectal screening, prostate screening, and annual well visits).

Coloring for Adults
Dec
9
11:00 am11:00

Coloring for Adults

  • ACI

COST: $3.00

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

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

Register by filling out the form below.


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Holiday Luncheon & Shopping Trip
Dec
5
11:30 am11:30

Holiday Luncheon & Shopping Trip

  • Woodbridge Center Mall

Happy Holidays! ACI is once again sponsoring the famous end of the year special gathering of fond memories with old and new friends alike!

Everyone will be meeting at the front entrance of Applebee’s, where there’s no place like the neighborhood! Join us as we eat and be merry together, followed by shopping at outlets such as: Against All Odds, Bahama Breeze, Claire’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods’, Sears, Gap, Game Stop, & J.C. Penney.

If you would like to register for this event, please fill out the form below. Deadline is November 24th.

NOTE: Transportation will not be provided, and please bring enough money for food/shopping, etc. In the event of inclement weather, we will contact you.

Overnight Emergency Shelter Simulation - Somerset County
Nov
20
Nov 21

Overnight Emergency Shelter Simulation - Somerset County

  • Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex
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ACI along with the Somerset Office of Emergency Management and other stakeholders are organizing an overnight emergency shelter simulation in Hillsborough, Somerset County. Approximately 50 adults with disabilities will spend the night in a general population shelter staffed by emergency managers and volunteers.

The purpose of the simulation is to familiarize disabled members of the community with an overnight shelter experience while providing emergency managers and volunteers an opportunity to understand and better assist the needs of individuals with disabilities in a general population shelter during a disaster.

We are looking for 50 participants with disabilities from 5:00 PM on Friday to 9:00 AM on Saturday (preference given to residents of Somerset county). $25.00 gift cards will be given to individuals who participate in the simulation.

In need of transportation? Accessible buses will pick up and drop off from the ACI office and the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services.

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

This event is made possible by a generous grant from PSEG. We are grateful for their support.

Physically Integrated Dance Workshop
Nov
19
Nov 20

Physically Integrated Dance Workshop

  • Minnie B. Veal Recreation Center
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Come dance with AXIS! ACI and AXIS Dance Company are partnering for a workshop on physically integrated dance. AXIS Dance Company is one of the world's leading and most
innovative ensembles of dancers with and without disabilities!

This workshop is free and open to persons of all abilities! Fill out the form below to register.

National Voter Registration Day 2015
Sep
22
10:00 am10:00

National Voter Registration Day 2015

  • ACI

Celebrate democracy in America by joining the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) for National Voter Registration Day, a countrywide effort to promote awareness of every eligible citizen’s right to vote. We will be conducting voting registrations throughout the day along with the following activities:

Voter Rights and Education for People with Disabilities
10:00 to 11:00 AM - A workshop presented by Mary Ciccone, Managing Attorney of Disability Rights New Jersey.

Voting Machine Demonstration
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Jim Vokral of The Middlesex County Board of Elections will demonstrate how to use accessible voting machines.

Please register by filling out the form below.


Download the flyer: National Voter Registration Day 2015.pdf


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Printmaking & Monotyping
Sep
16
1:30 pm13:30

Printmaking & Monotyping

  • North Plainfield Public Library
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COST: $25.00 per person (make checks payable to ACI. MEMO: Print Class)

The Printmaking Center of New Jersey is offering the Traveling Roving Press Program to ACI consumers. Monotyping is a unique process in which one uses a painterly approach to printmaking, developing images on a Plexiglass plate using water based printer’s inks of various colors using brayers, brushes, & other drawing & painting implements. Textures & stencils are used to further develop these images, then transferred from plate to paper using a portable printing press, where you can take home a sample of this beautiful art detail! This fun process is a unique fine art print with immediate results!

Please register by filling out the form below. Deadline for registration and payment due on September 8th.


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Peter Singer Protest - Trenton
Sep
10
12:00 pm12:00

Peter Singer Protest - Trenton

  • NJ State House

ACI is collaborating with several agencies, including Liberty Resources in Philadelphia and Not Dead Yet, for a demonstration against Professor Singer in Trenton, NJ. We want Princeton University 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. Governor Chris Christie has been invited to speak about Singer’s comments.

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.
     

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.


BRING YOUR OWN SIGNS!
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. If you have any questions, please contact ACI or visit the Peter Singer Must Go Facebook page.


Download the flyer: Peter Singer Protest - Trenton - Sept 2015.pdf


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Advocacy Group - Middlesex County
Aug
25
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).

For the meeting in August, we will be putting together letters to the editor in protest against Princeton University Professor, Peter Singer!

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


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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.

For this month's meeting, PSEG and the Division of Disability Services, NJ211 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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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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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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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.

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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