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School to work transitions

October 24, 2009

teenTRENDMAGAZINE.COM article .pdf Fall 2009 October 2009 School to work transitions. What are you doing to plan for your future right now? Are you working after school? Does making the transition from being a student to entering the workforce frighten you? The transition from school to work is a challenging time for young adults. For…

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Giving a Hand

October 24, 2009

Inclusion New Jersey BIZ article October 2009 Giving a Hand Community Options’ innovative model provides training, work experience When attorney Cedric Ashley moved his law office to Princeton last spring, it wasn’t the fashionable zip code that attracted him, but his new landlord: Community Options, a nonprofit that operates the office building in order to…

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Transition or Ground Hog Day

October 23, 2009

The Star-Ledger article – Robert Stack – October 23, 2009, 10:31AM Transition or Ground Hog Day I was cleaning out some old files and I came across Governor Jon S. Corzine’s “Final Report- Human Services Transition Policy Group,” from 2006. At the time, I was involved with these issues, I thought this effort was worthwhile.…

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Just Add Water is Community Options newest employment opportunity

October 12, 2009

The Star-Ledger article – Tiffani N. Garlic – October 12, 2009, 8:09PM Just Add Water’ in Hillsborough is Community Options’ newest employment opportunity for people with developmental disabilities Next year, people with developmental disabilities will have another opportunity for employment as Community Options opens its sixth business in New Jersey. The national non-profit’s president, Robert…

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A Communicative Performer Steps out on Stage to the Place he Calls Home

October 9, 2009

COMMUNITY OPTIONS, INC. SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SINCE 1989. PRESS RELEASE – Lifestyles, Entertainment, Arts, Features A Communicative Performer Steps out on Stage to the Place he Calls Home Andre Solomon -Glover, international opera singer, supported by a national nonprofit (New York, New York, October 9, 2009): Andre Solomon-Glover had developed an international career…

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Local Leader to Chair a Committee to Champion a Cause

October 9, 2009

PRESS RELEASE – Lifestyles, Health, Fitness, Leadership Local Leader to Chair a Committee to Champion a Cause Audrey Chen, to lead Community Options, Inc. 2nd Annual Cupid’s Chase 5K Committee in Princeton (Princeton, New Jersey, November 9, 2009) On February 13, 2010, Community Options, a national nonprofit organization that develops homes and employment supports for…

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Facebook or face to face

October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009, issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper –  Article by Barbara Figge Fox With So Many People in Your Face (If Not On Your Facebook Page), Who Has Any Time Left to Tweet? We humans are social animals,” says Matt Dawson of Image Cog, a Trenton website development company. “Anywhere people gather is an…

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Don't institutionalize disabled

October 6, 2009

October 06, 2009 – Omaha World-Herald article .pdf Don’t institutionalize disabled In response to a Sept. 26 news story, “Beatrice center nears losing funds,” I believe a basic understanding of civil rights leads to the conclusion that it is questionable to utilize state institutions as warehouses for people with developmental disabilities. These institutions are a…

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Agencies that help the disabled find jobs adapt to recession’s challenges

October 1, 2009

New Mexico Business Weekly 2009Oct01_NewMexicoBusinessWeekly or online article – Updated: Oct 1, 2009, 3:52pm MDT – Staffing & recruiting Agencies that help the disabled find jobs adapt to recession’s challenges Carving the right fit Raymond Ringer loves to cook. His favorite dish is chicken and cheese enchiladas, made from his own recipe. Ringer has worked at…

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Some in disabled community find independence in entrepreneurship

October 1, 2009

New Mexico Business Weekly 2009Oct01_NewMexicoBusinessWeekly or online article– Updated: Oct 1, 2009, 3:59pm MDT – Staffing & recruiting – Megan Kamerick NMBW Staff Some in disabled community find independence in entrepreneurship David Shunkey doesn’t talk, but he communicates in other ways and loves to interact with people. His business, David’s Peanut Butter Puppy Bites, is just…

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