ACI's Core Services

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Independent Living Skills

ACI provides Independent Living Skills instruction such as budgeting, use of public transportation, activities of daily living, preparation of driving tests and others skills that emphasize independence in a person’s home and community.
 

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Information & Referral 

Through our large data base we are able to connect individuals and families to services and resources in their community.

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Individual Advocacy

The ACI staff assists individuals by providing the skills to advocate for themselves while also offering one on one assistance.
 

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Peer Support

ACI offers monthly support groups and workshops offering people with disabilities opportunities for friendship while exploring options to improve their lives.

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Systems Advocacy

ACI supports county based advocacy groups and workshops that create changes on the local, county and state level that affect the lives of all people with disabilities.
 

TRANSITION

ACI helps facilitate the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services and assist individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals may remain in the community.

ACI also works with families of students with disabilities in order to secure appropriate education services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act. ACI works with students ages 15 to 21 to prepare them for "Life after High School" by giving them the resources and skills necessary to succeed in a job, in college or as an independent member of the community.

 

 


What Else?

In addition, ACI also offers the following programs and services.

 

Volunteer Office Skills Program

Learn valuable skills such as improving your typing skills, event planning, public speaking, fundraising, etc.

Presentations and Workshops

ACI offers workshops on a variety of topics including the History of Disability, Stress Management and the Legislative Process.

Health and Wellness

ACI offers workshops on topics related to Health and Wellness including nutrition classes, vision screenings, health fairs, etc.


Social Recreation

Contact CJ Dodge or check out our Upcoming Events page for upcoming trips including Plays in the Park, Summer Dances, Chess Club and more!

 



NJ DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE

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 purpose of the NJDPP is to bring people, organizations and businesses together to celebrate pride while generating national awareness for the disability community.


DDD SERVICES

ACI provides services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. These services are provided through DDD referral only. If you are interested, please contact your Support Coordinator.



REV UP NEW JERSEY

REV UP NJ is part of a national movement whose aim is to promote the turn out of people with disabilities at the polls, remove barriers to voting, promote accessible voting machines and polling places, educate voters about issues and candidates and protect voters' rights to participate in elections. We invite you to join our efforts!


Emergency Preparedness

ACI is committed to providing assistance to people with disabilities during disaster emergencies. ACI connects individuals to local, county and state resources. ACI also works with FEMA to bring federal assistance to those with disabilities.


It's All About Work

This comprehensive program, is designed to meet the challenges faced by persons with disabilities whose goal is to obtain employment.

ACI works with school districts in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties to bring It's All About Work curriculum to its transition students (age 14 to 21).


Health Care Application Assistance

ACI has been designated through the Department of Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization. CACs are charged with helping individuals with disabilities fill out applications under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).

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

By appointment only.


Access Link Assessments

NJ TRANSIT has set up a network of local agencies, known as "Assessment Agencies," ACI is one of those agencies dedicated to assist you in applying for Access Link eligibility. All transportation assessments are held in-person.

To arrange for a transportation assessment appointment, please contact NJ TRANSIT by dialing 1-800-955-2321 (TTY 1-800-955-6765) between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday. (Choose the "not a certified Access Link rider" option to speak with a Certification Assistant).
 


Medical Students

Volunteer for an informal conversation about disability awareness/sensitivity with 1st year medical students.

Share your personal stories and experiences that you have had in the medical field.


Young Adult Group

Meets periodically and hosts dances at the Reform Church in Highland.


JAWS Training

JAWS is a screen reader program that speaks the text on the computer for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

Please contact Argenys Caba at 732-738-4388 ext. 113 or acaba@adacil.org for more information. 

By appointment only.


Community

ACI prides itself on providing it's members the opportunity to give back to the community. ACI has participated in a walk-a-thon for Pakistan, Healing Hands for Haiti, food/clothing/toy drives along with beautifying the environment by planting trees every Arbor Day.