Gotham Shield Exercise on Radiation Emergencies

ACI is proud to be part of the Gotham Shield Community Reception Center radiation disaster exercise conducted by the Middlesex County Department of Health, ACI as well as other state, county and local officials held on November 14th. Gotham Shield is a FEMA led exercise to evaluate how the community prevents, protects and recovers from the effects of an Improvised Nuclear Device event. The exercise took place in Edison and was geared towards people with access and functional needs. Approximately 50 attended this day long event. A discussion was held afterwards on ways to assist each other in the event of a disaster.

Posted on November 17, 2017 and filed under Emergency Preparedness.

ACI Salutes Our Veterans!

ACI was honored to host Roland Pierson, a decorated Marine Corps combat veteran during the Vietnam War. Roland, who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 and was wounded, give a presentation on his experiences during and after the War. Roland's personal accounts were humorous and heartfelt. Thank you to Roland and all the veterans for your service!

Posted on November 13, 2017 and filed under Presentation.

NJ Healthcare Talent Network Showcases Various Careers in Healthcare

ACI would like to thank Sereena Singh and Marwa Elgendy of the NJ Healthcare Talent Network for its informative presentation on Monday, October 30th. The Health Care Talent Network helps those seeking careers in the health care field, through training and apprenticeships. Those who receive services through DVRS or One Stop Career Centers are eligible. The Health Care Talent Network is a program of Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations. For more information, contact ACI.

Posted on November 6, 2017 and filed under Employment.

ACI and REV UP NJ Urge Voters with Disabilities to Vote in the November 7th Gubernatorial Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Carole Tonks, Executive Director, Alliance
Center for Independence Phone: (732) 738-4388 / E-mail:

This Tuesday, November 7th, NJ voters will go to the polls to elect our state’s 56th governor. “New Jerseyans will make an important choice this election day, and we have been working to ensure that voters with disabilities are well informed about the candidates and are able to participant fully in the election process,” says Carole Tonks, Executive Director of the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI).

Nearly 10% of the state population identify as having a disability.

Posted on November 3, 2017 and filed under Voting, Press Release.

Interview with Fortified Roofing

Fortified Roofing, local roofers from Cherry Hill, recently started a new local project with the goal to promote various non-governmental and non-profit organizations from New Jersey. They will be conducting many short interviews with these organizations so more people could find out about their existence and work.

We are very grateful that Fortified Roofing decided to showcase ACI and what we do for people with disabilities! Visit their website at the link below to read the interview.

Posted on November 2, 2017 .

Donate to the ACI Toy Drive This Holiday Season!

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In the spirit of the holiday season, ACI is organizing a toy drive to gather toys for children of families who benefit from our food pantry. We will be gathering donations of new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Clothing and monetary donations will also be accepted. You can make a donation through our website.

Bring or ship your toy donations to ACI, 629 Amboy Ave (1st floor), Edison, NJ 08837.
We will be putting a donation container outside of our office door for easy drop off.  

For more information, please contact Argenys Caba at 732-738-4388 or

Thank you for your generosity and have a happy holiday season!

ACI is in need of new, unwrapped toys or clothes for the children listed in the form below. If you would like to purchase a gift, please let us know what child you will be buying for by filling out the form. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated!

Posted on November 2, 2017 and filed under Donate.

A Spooky Good Time at ACI's Halloween Throwback Party

On the evening of Oct 27th, the ACI family had a fun night of laughs and screams at the Spooktober: Halloween Throwback Party! Attendees participated in a candy corn scavenger hunt, a game of Halloween themed “Who Am I”, and a classic vampire costume contest. The night’s main event was a viewing of the 1931 classic Dracula staring Bela Lugosi. Happy Halloween Everyone!

Posted on October 30, 2017 and filed under Social Rec.