National Public Health Week

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Tuesday, April 2nd form 11 AM to 12 PM: Violence Prevention Workshop
Thursday, April 4th from 1 to 2:30 PM: Walk & Roll
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Join ACI as we embrace efforts of the National Public Health Week (NPHW) to improve the health of all people and all communities and create the healthiest nation in one generation. During the week we will learn the power of prevention, and the importance of exercise, healthy food choices, and community efforts to promote healthy living.

Violence Prevention Workshop
There will be a brief presentation of the National Public Health facts followed by a video entitled That’s Not Cool.org about decreasing teen dating violence as well as That’s Not Cool quiz cards.

Walk & Roll
We will be walking and rolling outside for our health! Feel free to make a sign and bring it with you! If you would like to track your steps, either set up a fitness tracker on your smart phone, or come and we will show you how before we walk. Healthy snacks will be served afterwards at the ACI office.

Posted on March 8, 2019 and filed under Health.

Introduction to Microsoft Word & Excel

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WORD: March 28th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
EXCEL: April 4th and 11th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

WORD TOPICS

  • Create, save, open, print, and edit Word docs

  • Format a Word doc’s margins, fonts, alignments, and other document attributes

  • Use bullets and numbering

  • Use spell check and find/replace functions

EXCEL TOPICS

  • Create, save, open, print, and edit Excel workbooks

  • Enter data labels, data, and functions

  • Format an Excel workbook, aligning columns and cell contents, formatting data, and enhancing a spreadsheet using shading, borders, etc

  • Insert commonly-used Excel functions

Please bring your own laptop/tablet with Word and Excel installed on it. Students should have a knowledge of computer keyboards and mouse. Please bring something to take notes.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Anne Topping is currently teaching information technology at Middlesex County College. She has commercial industry experience from her work at AT&T and Metropolitan Life Insurance company.

NOTE: This workshop is currently full. Fill out the form below to be added to the waiting list.

Posted on February 21, 2019 .

ACI Self-Advocacy Group

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Friday, March 29th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

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!

Facilitated by Kate Blisard.

Posted on February 21, 2019 .

Young Women's Peer Discussion Group

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Third Tuesday of Every Month from 10:15 to 11:15 AM (date/times are subject to change)
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Topics will include: self-esteem, hygiene, goals, friendships, relationships, self-empowerment, and more!

For women with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 25.

Posted on February 20, 2019 .

LGBTQ+ Group

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Next date/time will be announced soon!
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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Mondays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 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!

Posted on December 4, 2018 .

Advocacy Group - Middlesex County

Third Tuesday of Every Month from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Make a difference in the disability community!

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). New members are always welcome!

Posted on June 7, 2016 .

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

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: Our next meeting will be on April 15th from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

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.

For Women Only

For Women Only

Third Friday of Every Month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Join ACI's peer support group that focuses on the issues of today's women!

Topics will include: relationships, self-esteem, hygiene, empowerment, fashion and more!

Have questions? Have something to share? Join us on the third Friday of every month from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Early registration is encouraged as seats will fill up quickly!

Posted on January 9, 2015 and filed under Peer Support.

Men's Peer Support Group

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Third Thursday of Every Month from 10:00 to 11:30 AM
ACI, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ

Join us for the next meeting of our Men's Peer Support Group! Come and join ‘’the guys’’ as we talk about stuff that matters! This is an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other. Every month is a new topic. New members welcome!

Light refreshments will be served.

Posted on November 19, 2014 and filed under Peer Support.