Kaydee Conticelli, Executive Director for Community Options, met with Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico, to talk about the reduction of the waiting list for people with developmental disabilities in that state.

Choices 2019 Summer

By Reeta Hart | August 13, 2019

Choices Summer 2019 Newsletter Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Embracing this philosophy, Community Options provides housing, support services and advocacy assistance to help empower people with disabilities. #AllItTakes Community Options Enterprises Opens Second Flower Shop On Wednesday,…

Community Options Gains New Leadership in Maryland

By Reeta Hart | July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019 | Press Release.pdf Princeton, NJ- On June 3, 2019, Community Options, Inc. appointed Aaron Atkinson as the Maryland State Director. Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit that serves over 3,500 people with developmental disabilities across 10 states by providing them with housing and employment services. In his role as Maryland State…

What To Consider When Employing People With Disabilities

By Reeta Hart | July 17, 2019

President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign last month with a list of accomplishments, from the market rebound to unemployment being “the lowest it has been in 51 years.” According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article, “With unemployment at a low, fewer people are looking for jobs. Many employers are having a…

Parsippany Focus

Morris County Surrogate Candidate Visited Social Enterprise

By Reeta Hart | July 11, 2019

July 11, 2019 | | Parsippany Focus MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling visited the Daily Plan It in Morristown on Tuesday, July 9. The Daily Plan It is a business service provider offering mail and meeting room packages to businesses that do not need full-time dedicated office space. More importantly, while…

Community News Service

Community blossoms at Princeton’s Vaseful Flowers and Gifts

By Reeta Hart | July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019 | Community News Service Community News Service In a building where Town Topics newspaper was once produced, Aakash Kanjani does a little bit of everything at his job in a flower shop at 305 Witherspoon St. The doors opened in early June to Vaseful Flowers and Gifts, a store with flowers as…

Governor Greg Abbott, right, lives his life as an example for every other person with disabilities, Robert Stack writes. [RODOLFO GONZALEZ/for the AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Opinion: Everyone’s entitled to a fair wage. That includes people with disabilities

By Reeta Hart | June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019 | Austin American Statesman Governor Greg Abbott has no pity for persons with disabilities. Paradoxically, he is the only governor in the United States who has to use a wheelchair. Thirty-five years ago, while he was out for a run, an oak tree cracked and landed on him. Governor Abbott never wanted…

We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of our second store location.

2019 Vaseful Princeton Ribbon Cutting – Event Photos

By Reeta Hart | June 5, 2019

Community Options, Inc. CEO Robert Stack with Assemblyman Roy Freiman at the opening of Vaseful Flowers and Gifts is a full-service florist that provides job training and integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The original store in Edison has been a tremendous success for New Jersey. Hopefully, this second location will continue its incredible…

We held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of our second store location.

A flower shop where possibilities bloom for people with disabilities

By Reeta Hart | June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 | NJTVONLINE.ORG A ribbon-cutting at Vaseful Flower and Gifts in Princeton marks another opportunity for New Jerseyans with disabilities through the 30-year-old Community Options, which was established to develop housing and job supports for those with disabilities. Mary Santasine has worked at Vaseful for 10 years. She says she enjoys how she…

Community Options receives $30,000 plus from local Subaru dealership

By Reeta Hart | May 27, 2019

Haldeman Subaru was able to share the love with a generous gift to the Princeton non-profit Community Options. The $30,116 gift was raised by the Hamilton Township dealership through the Share the Love campaign organized by the national company Subaru of America. “We are very excited that we are able to provide that level of…

Judy Scheide makes it her mission to support humanitarian causes

By Reeta Hart | May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019 | I never intended to go to the Community Options fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 9, under the big white tent on the lawn of McCarter Theatre. Years ago, I adopted a curmudgeon stance towards fundraisers, when I declared my boycott of all “typical” fundraising dinners that for the most part…