Community Options Enterprises Names New Managing Director of Employment And Development Services
April 21, 2016 | Press Release.pdf
PRINCETON, NJ – Community Options Enterprises recently hired Dina Casalaspro as Managing Director of Employment and Development Services.
Casalaspro will oversee employment and day habilitation programming for people with disabilities currently receiving services from Community Options Enterprises, a non-profit organization that develops and operates entrepreneurial businesses that integrate people with disabilities into the workforce. Casalaspro and her staff also will assist all New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offices in support of persons with disabilities seeking and maintaining employment, specifically in the Long Term Follow Along program that allows her staff to act as “job coaches” to workers with disabilities and their employers.
“Community Options provides tremendous job training, support, and skills to people living with disabilities,” said Casalaspro. “I am proud that I’ll be utilizing my knowledge and experience to expand the ground breaking work Community Options Enterprises has brought to both to its clients and the business community at large.”
Casalaspro comes to Community Options with 10 years of experience working with individuals with developmental, physical and mental health disabilities. While at other provider agencies, she worked with the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and many school districts to help create paid positions/internships for people with disabilities. She has successfully obtained numerous grants that provide funding that support adults with developmental disabilities. She is based out Community Options’ office in Wayne, NJ.
About Community Options, Inc.:
For over 25 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people through 38 offices across 10 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people – regardless of ability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination.
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