ACI was host to a Set the Table! public forum on the future of Middlesex County services. Middlesex County’s Destination 2040 drew about 30 county residents with disabilities who gave input on the housing, transportation, recreation and public service needs of the county.
In honor of Earth Day, ACI is helping to save the monarch butterflies by making milkweed seed bombs! Milkweed is the one and only host plant for monarch caterpillars. Follow your recipe below and make your own!!
The ratio is roughly: 5 parts clay, 1 part compost/potting soil/seed-starting mix, 1 part seeds.
Combine the clay and compost; if you’re using wet clay you won’t need water, if you’re using a dry clay add water sparingly until it’s moist enough to stick together. Add the seeds, form into golf ball-sized balls, and set in a dry place to harden for a few days.
Thank you to everyone who attended the series of workshops on basic computer skills. The classes, taught by Ann Topping, a professor at Middlesex County College, featured lessons in using Microsoft Word and Excel. Thank you Ann!
Thank you to the Council on Airport Opportunity (CAO) for their recent workshop on employment with the airport industry. There are many job openings at airports in the NJ/NY area. CAO acts as the human resource department for the airport industry. Interested in working for an airport? Call 973-622-4537 or visit caonynj.com.
Michael Pearson, the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project, recently came to ACI for a workshop on stress. Participants in the class learned about various tips and techniques to manage stress including diet, breathing exercises, and meditation. This workshop was a part of ACI’s Health and Wellness program.
Thank you to everyone who attended 1968: the Year that Changed America on August 3rd. The interactive workshop discussed the pop culture, music, disability issues, politics, the triumphs and tragedies that made that year memorable. Many of us shared our reminisces of that eventful year. ACI periodically hosts presentations on recent history and disability. For more information, contact Luke Koppisch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACI wishes to thank Wegmans and Chef Jeff for his terrific cooking demonstration this past Friday. Participants learned how to make a delicious summer salad with fresh Jersey-grown ingredients. Everyone received a Wegmans bag filled with everything needed to make simple salad at home. Thank you to Wegmans for their support to our independent living program and we hope to have Jeff back soon!