Media Coverage

On the Cutting Edge of Employment Supports for People with Disabilities

May 22, 2009

Courier Post Online May 22, 2009 On the Cutting Edge of Employment Supports for People with Disabilities New Jersey Labor Commissioner David Socolow recently delivered a keynote at Community Options, Inc. 20th Year Anniversary Gala. The Gala was held at the Historic Governor’s Mansion in Princeton where over 300 people attended this most memorable event.…

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Warehousing of People with Disabilities is a Moral Offense

May 18, 2009

Courier Post Online May 18, 2009 Warehousing of People with Disabilities is a Moral Offense On February 9, 1989, Robert Stack, President and CEO founded Community Options, Inc. around his kitchen table in Bordentown, NJ. Community Options is a nonprofit organization that develops housing and employment supports for people with disabilities. Community Options is considered…

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Aiming to develop entrepreneurial skills of those with disabilities

May 16, 2009

NJBIZ Article By Beth Fitzgerald 9/16/2009 Aiming to develop entrepreneurial skills of those with disabilities Teaching people with disabilities to become entrepreneurs, launch their own small businesses, and create jobs for themselves and others is the mission of Just Add Water, which held an open house this morning at its Hillsborough offices. Just Add Water…

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Alancourt named head florist at Vaseful shop

May 15, 2009

NJ.com The Star Ledger. Article Published Friday, May 15, 2009 Alancourt named head florist at Vaseful shop Vaseful Flowers and Gifts in New Brunswick — a one-of-a-kind shop focused on more than just flowers – – is welcoming a new face to its team. A nonprofit flower shop, Vaseful has employed people with disabilities since…

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State must shut developmental centers

May 1, 2009

COMMENTARY FRIDAY MAY 1,2009 ASBURY PARK PRESS By ROBERT STACK State must shut developmental centers Bernard Krakosky is a state employee. He owns his own condominium in Mercer County. At one time, he lived in a state institution. He is an example of what a person with a disability can accomplish given the opportunity. He…

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Morris County program helping disabled keep jobs

April 13, 2009

Posted by sliebman April 26, 2009 11:56AM Jerry McCrea/The Star-Ledger Morris County program helping disabled keep jobs Susan Clavadetscher, left, and Dan Reddington both sales associates at the Presents of Mind store in Flanders. Presents of Mind helps train the disabled to be productive workers in the real world. Susan Clavadetscher got a few jobs…

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Small homes best

March 19, 2009

Small homes best March 19 2009 Corpus Christi Caller Times The Associated Press reported on March 10 that seven employees at the Corpus Christi State School had been reported for “running their own fight club using clients.” I have been working in the worst state, Texas (50th regarding number of persons in developmental centers), to…

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Help the disabled and save money

March 9, 2009

March 3, 2009 The Washington Times. LETTER TO EDITOR: Help the disabled and save money Reading recent headlines about investing in what we need and cutting what we don’t following President Obama’s fiscal summit, I must say that I could not agree more. Some glib inferences have been made about Medicaid restructuring. More than 50,000…

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Herald-Citizen Article: Community Options reaches milestone

February 2, 2009

Community Options reaches milestone Herald-Citizen Article:  Liz Engel Herald-Citizen Staff Monday, Feb 02, 2009 Robin Gray, executive director of Community Options in Cookeville, helps Tina Barnes fill out some housing paperwork. Community Options is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing housing and employment support for people with developmental disabilities. Herald-Citizen Photo/Ty Kernea COOKEVILLE — A…

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End warehousing of developmentally disabled

January 30, 2009

End warehousing of developmentally disabled Jan 30, 2009 –  There are more than 45,000 people living in large, congregate institutions that are not wholly conducive to allow those they house to live independently and productively. There are an estimated 500,000 persons with developmental disabilities on waiting lists throughout the United States. There are also those…

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