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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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To the editor:

August 17, 2020
njbiz.com

August 17, 2020 | njbiz.com Republicans and Democrats need to factor in the essential workers with children who cannot go to school. My staff and I manage over 5,000 essential direct care staff providing care to our most vulnerable Americans. With well over 4.5 million people with disabilities living in small homes, courageous direct support…

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Pandemic raises awareness of Americans with disabilities

August 3, 2020
USA Today

Your Turn Robert Stack guest columnist Post navigation ← Op-Ed: Frontline workers across Texas deserve hazard pay during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Op-Ed: Frontline workers across Texas deserve hazard pay during COVID-19 Pandemic

July 27, 2020
elpasoheraldpost.com

July 27, 2020 | elpasoheraldpost.com Frontline Texas workers are getting hammered with COVID cases. Caring for our most vulnerable adults, with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities, they remain intrepid but need to be paid more than $10 per hour. We need to recognize them with hazard pay. This can be remedied with a funding application…

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Despite advances, progress on disabilities still lagging

July 26, 2020
The Times Tribune

The Times Tribune | July 26, 2020 | BY ROBERT STACK GUEST COLUMNIST | article.pdf Thirty years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. It was one of the most significant breakthroughs in history for people with disabilities since President Kennedy publicly admitted that his sister was born with…

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Celebrating how the Americans with Disabilities Act changed life

July 23, 2020
centraljersey.com

July 23, 2020 | centraljersey.com Thirty years ago on July 26, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. It was one of the most significant breakthroughs in history for persons with disabilities since President John F. Kennedy publicly admitted that his sister was born with intellectual disabilities creating a presidential committee…

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Phil & Joan’s No Golf Classic Raises Over $150,000 for Front Line Workers

July 1, 2020
princetonmagazine.com

July 01, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | princetonmagazine.com | urbanagendamagazine.com If you have ever played golf, two terms you want to avoid are “whiff” which means you totally missed the ball or “duff” which is a very bad shot. Pandemic is a term that is even worse. So when Community Options had to postpone their…

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Vaseful in Princeton Celebrates One Year Anniversary

June 19, 2020
centraljersey.com

June 19, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | centraljersey.com PRINCETON, NJ – Vaseful Flower & Gifts in Princeton recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. Vaseful is a nonprofit flower store operated by Community Options Enterprises that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Vaseful employees with and without disabilities work side by side to learn valuable retail,…

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7 local DFW shops to buy fashionable face masks from this summer

June 10, 2020
7 local DFW shops to buy fashionable face masks from this summer

June 10, 2020 | dallasnews.com The CDC recommends everyone wear some type of cloth face covering in public. As the U.S. enters a summer saturated with the spread of COVID-19, some people still need face coverings before venturing out of their quarantine caves. Masks are especially important in Texas as Gov. Greg Abbott continues to…

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New Jersey’s done better than NY

May 26, 2020
nydailynews.com

May 26, 2020 | nydailynews.com Manhattan: Why is the governor of New Jersey testing all 8,000 people and staff who work in all the group homes and state-licensed facilities providing care to persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities and we are not doing this in New York? During the daily briefings from both Gov. Murphy…

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