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Trio of U.S. Senators call for more COVID transparency in psychiatric facilities, homes for people with disabilities

November 17, 2020
tennesseelookout.com

November 13, 2020 | tennesseelookout.com Three U.S. senators are asking federal officials to require psychiatric institutions, group homes for people with disabilities and other treatment facilities for children and adults to report COVID-19 data and make it available to the public. Nursing homes have been asked since the onset of the pandemic to report coronavirus…

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Hidden Crisis: Advocates Support Call by US Senators For Improved COVID-19 Data Collection on All Congregate Care Facilities

November 9, 2020

November 09, 2020 | Press Release.pdf Research by U.S. Senate HELP Committee Staff Reveals “Substantial Lack of Data”  for Children and Adults with Mental Illness and Disabilities Princeton, NJ – November 9, 2020 – Several U.S. Senators have called upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue guidance for mandatory comprehensive data…

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New NJ site offering paid work, training to those with disabilities

November 6, 2020
nj1015.com

November 06, 2020 | nj1015.com Being in a wheelchair will not stop Lashamiek McPhatter from earning a real job in her community. That’s what the South Orange resident wants everyone to know as she takes a major step toward reaching that goal. McPhatter, 27, is just one of the individuals with disabilities recently hired to…

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Business people, Nov. 3, 2020

November 3, 2020
santafenewmexican.com

November 03, 2020 | santafenewmexican.com Community Options Inc. has appointed Amanda Coriz as associate executive director of the Santa Fe office. Community Options provides housing and employment support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She previously worked at the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department and Easter Seals El Mirador. Coriz holds a…

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Community Options Appoints LaConda Moore as Regional Vice President

October 7, 2020
Laconda Moore – Regional Vice President

October 07, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | gaffneyledger.com online article PRINCETON, NJ – Community Options, Inc. has appointed LaConda Moore as Regional Vice President to oversee operations in South Carolina and Tennessee. Community Options is a national nonprofit that provides housing and employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In her new role, Moore…

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Community Options Recognizes Senator Bob Casey with Betty Pendler Award

October 6, 2020
Senator Bob Casey Betty Pendler Award

October 06, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | centraljersey.com PRINCETON, NJ – Community Options, Inc. will honor U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. with the Betty Pendler Award in recognition of his leadership and advocacy for persons with disabilities. The presentation ceremony will be held November 19th, 2020. Community Options is a national nonprofit organization that provides…

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Business report: Unique office space

October 2, 2020
njspotlight.com

October 30, 2020 | njspotlight.com article online Elected officials in Wayne today marked the opening of a new office rental facility called the Daily Plan It that will provide jobs for people with disabilities. Robert Stack, the CEO of the nonprofit Community Options group, explains the workers will provide all the necessary support services to…

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With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the disability community remembers her most important decision on the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 22, 2020
The Baltimore Sun

September 22, 2020 | The Baltimore Sun With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (“Ruth Bader Ginsburg funeral services set; President Trump expects to announce Supreme Court pick by the weekend,” Sept. 21), the disability community remembers her most important decision on the U.S. Supreme Court. In her 1999 majority opinion, she stated “we confront…

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Community Options Appoints Ashlee DiPisa as Director of Recruitment

September 12, 2020
Ashlee DiPisa - Director of Recruitment

September 16, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | urbanagendamagazine.com article online | princetonmagazine.com article online PRINCETON, NJ – Community Options, Inc. is announcing the promotion of Ashlee DiPisa to Director of Recruitment. Community Options is a national nonprofit that provides housing and employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Community Options employs over 5,000 people…

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Providing important services during the pandemic

August 28, 2020
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 28, 2020 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | I recently watched Morgan Freeman in “Driving Miss Daisy.” Thinking about how much strife, turmoil and growth this country has gone through made me appreciate how we can help each other to make sense of things. This pandemic forced us to embrace our purpose and reaffirm an intrepid…

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