Sex Ed for Individuals with I/DD

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Tuesdays, December 3rd and December 10th from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ
COST: $5.00

We are happy to offer these workshops based on the curriculum from the National Council for Independent Living and Rooted in Rights, with funding from the WITH Foundation. This new project helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) learn about sex.

Topics will include:

  • What sex is

  • What gender is

  • What a healthy relationship looks like

  • How someone can get pregnant

  • How to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

This project has two parts:

  • Part one is a series of videos

  • Part two is a discussion guide in plain language

Some content may not be suitable for everyone. Must be over 18 to participate.

Light refreshments will be served.

Register by November 25th.

Posted on October 10, 2019 and filed under Health.

Voting Machine Demo & Workshop

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Tuesday, September 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Election Day is November 5th...are you ready to vote?

You have a right to vote. Exercise that right!

REV UP NJ and ACI have teamed up to conduct workshops on the voting process and the voting rights of people with disabilities. The Middlesex County Board of Elections will also be on hand to demonstrate their voting machines.

Giveaways! T-shirts!

Funding provided by the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Posted on September 17, 2019 .

Playwriting for People with Disabilities

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Tuesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (beginning September 17th)
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Attention: all aspiring playwrights! Have an idea for a play, but not sure how to get started? Need help developing your playwriting skills?

ACI is partnering with Art House Productions in Jersey City to conduct a series of workshops for individuals with disabilities on writing a play. The objectives of this program are to teach collaboration and self confidence while facilitating the participant’s need for creative expression through playwriting. Participants will get the opportunity to learn about the elements of playwriting through participatory theater games and activities that teach critical thinking and allow freedom of expression; emotionally and physically.

The 9 week program will take place each Tuesday from 11 AM to 1 PM, beginning September 17th. The classes, will be facilitated by Alexa Teebo, who has extensive experience working with people with disabilities in the theater arts. For more information, contact Luke Koppisch at lkoppisch@adacil.org or 732-738-4388.

Class is limited to 12 participants.

Posted on August 30, 2019 .

NJ ADAPT Meeting

First Friday of Every Month from 3:30 to 5:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Join us for the next meeting of NJ ADAPT! ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

Pizza be will served.

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Posted on August 29, 2019 .

Men Connect: ACI's Peer Group for Young Men

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First Tuesday of Every Month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Join us for ACI’s new monthly peer support group for young men ages 18 to 30.

Coping with family issues? Dealing with pressures from school and work? Questions about dating, relationships, love, and sex?

We hear you bro....you are not alone!

Posted on May 9, 2019 and filed under Peer Support.

Sing for Fun: Let's Bring Music to Life!

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Second and Fourth Tuesday of Every Month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

All are welcome! No experience necessary, enthusiasm required!

If you require any accommodations, kindly notify us in advance.

Posted on April 30, 2019 .

ACI Self-Advocacy Group

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Fourth Friday of Every Month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Facilitated by Kate Blisard

The purpose of this group is to provide individuals with disabilities with a platform to advocate for current issues such as housing, transportation, employment, education, healthcare among other issues affecting the members of the disability community. Join us and find out what self-advocacy is!

Posted on February 21, 2019 .

LGBTQ+ Group

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Thursday, November 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

We are happy to announce our new LGBTQ+ Group, facilitated by Alex Liloia!

Light dinner and refreshments will be served.

Posted on December 18, 2018 and filed under Peer Support.

ACI Theater Group

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Second and Fourth Monday of Every Month from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Come join ACI’s weekly theater group being run by theater instructor, Val Poverenny!

All ages are welcome! No experience needed!

NOTE: This group is currently full. Please add yourself to the waiting list and we will let you know if a spot opens up!

Posted on December 4, 2018 .

Core Advisory Group (CAG)

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Third Monday of Every Other Month from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (date/times are subject to change)
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ
Dial-in Number: 605-313-4179 (Access Number: 700-387)

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.

If you need accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible. Light snacks will be served. For Middlesex County residents only.

NOTE: The meeting scheduled for Monday, July 15th has been cancelled.

Posted on August 17, 2015 .

ACI Food Pantry Donation Drop Off

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Second and Fourth Thursday of Every Month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Donate to the ACI Pantry! Items will provide assistance to low-income individuals with disabilities and their families in Middlesex, Union, and Somerset counties.

DONATE
Donations are always welcome. Please drop off any Food Pantry items at ACI. Click here for suggestions of items you can donate!

VOLUNTEER
The ACI Food Pantry is run solely by volunteers. If you would like to help out, please contact ACI.

If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking the button below.

Posted on January 15, 2015 and filed under Donate.