Media Coverage

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Cupid’s Chase 5K goes virtual

February 15, 2021
Cupid’s Chase 5K goes virtual

February 15, 2021 | localsyr.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Cupid’s Chase 5K is virtual this year, and it began this weekend. All you have to do is run a 5K and report your time. The race supports Community Options, a non-profit for individuals with developmental disabilities. It is their largest fundraiser of the year.…

Read More

Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options

January 19, 2021
www.insidernj.com

January 19, 2021 | insidernj.com Report that President Biden will End Wage Discrimination for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities: Statement by Robert Stack, CEO of Community Options Princeton, NJ – January 19, 2021 – Following reports that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will seek to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour for all workers, including workers…

Read More

Caregivers for those with disabilities are Frontline workers, their pay should reflect that

January 12, 2021
elpasoheraldpost.com

January 12, 2021 | elpasoheraldpost.com The consensus is hospital staff and the vulnerable must be first in line for the vaccine. Persons with disabilities have a 35% greater chance of dying from COVID-19 than the general population. Many live in small group homes supported by direct care givers. Nonprofits were ordered to wait for guidance…

Read More

Superhero commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

January 9, 2021
Superhero commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

January 9, 2021 | centraljersey.com When Clark Kent puts on his glasses to hide his identity as a superhero his peers see him sit behind a desk oblivious to his agenda. After Gov. Phil Murphy appointed Carole Johnson as the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the disabled community figured there was…

Read More

Murphy administration needs to stop warehousing people with disabilities

January 4, 2021
Crowded together and warehoused in large congregate-care facilities, people with developmental disabilities are placed at even greater risk of dying from COVID-19, says Robert Stack, the founder and CEO of Community Options, Inc, which provides housing and employment supports for thousands of people with disabilities. He says we can’t simply wait for the vaccine to solve this life or death issue.

January 04, 2021 | nj.com The Murphy administration needs to act now to protect the lives of thousands of New Jerseyans largely forgotten during the pandemic. More than 9,000 state residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living in crowded, congregate settings that put them in grave danger from COVID-19 as infections soar to new…

Read More

New location opens in South Jersey to serve people with disabilities

December 17, 2020
New location opens in South Jersey to serve people with disabilities

December 17, 2020 | nj.com Community Options Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Woodbury location at 502 Salem Ave. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Community Options provides housing and employment supports for thousands of people with disabilities across 10 states. The new office will oversee Community Options’ services in the South Jersey region, which…

Read More

Non-profit urges state to pull residents who are disabled out of long-term care centers

December 16, 2020
Non-profit urges state to pull residents who are disabled out of long-term care centers

December 16 2020 | newjerseyglobe.com A Princeton-based non-profit urged Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson to pull more than 9,000 state residents with disabilities out of New Jersey’s long-term care centers. “We urge the state of New Jersey to take immediate action on these guidelines,” Community Options CEO Robert Stack said in a letter to Johnson.…

Read More

MLG should be US health secretary

December 6, 2020
MLG should be US health secretary

December 06, 2020 | lcsun-news.com Michelle Lujan Grisham was the first undercover boss before it was a television program. About a year after the Twin Towers were hit, she was appointed by Republican Gov. Gary Johnson as New Mexico’s first Hispanic secretary of the Health and Human Services Department. Her competency was quickly recognized by…

Read More

A much-needed transition during the pandemic

December 1, 2020
A much-needed transition during the pandemic Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 1, 2020 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online article During the last eight months, we have witnessed the deaths of so many people with disabilities as a result of COVID-19. The percentage of people in institutions is significantly higher than those living with their families or within small community-based homes. The reason is very simple: size…

Read More

CMS Action to Expand Community-based Options Cited as First Major Move in Decades Supporting People with Disabilities

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | insidernj.com Advocates Call for Acceleration of Effort Due to Disproportionate Mortality Rates of People with Developmental Disabilities due to the Pandemic PRINCETON, NJ – Nov. 30, 2020 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a 66-page toolkit designed to encourage and help states rebalance…

Read More