The Annual PCIL Membership Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st at Lawrence Project Freedom has been postponed. Be on the lookout for the new date in the mail.
Looking for volunteers to get their nails painted
Hear about the spray on nail polish that has been advertising recently? They claim it’s very easy, mess free and you can wash away the extra that may land on your fingers instead of on your nails. Well PCIL wants to test and see how truly user friendly these products are! We are looking for some ladies to sample a product out. We will offer this opportunity to our Members first. If you are free on Thursday, June 23rd at 1pm, and a member of PCIL, please sign up for this event by calling us at 609-581-4500 and asking for Suzanne or Renee. Don’t delay, space is limited!
SERVING ON GROUPS THAT MAKE DECISIONS
Joining decision-making groups is an important way for parents to have a voice and improve the lives of children and families. This webinar series will prepare and empower you to successfully serve on a group.
You can make a difference!!
Recognize your personal leadership skills
Build an understanding about decision-making groups
Develop skills essential for active and meaningful participation on groups
All webinars are from Noon – 1 pm
Opportunities to Get Involved and Types of Groups
Processes and Tools Groups Use
How to Use Data on a Decision Making Group
Overview of Serving on Groups in Spanish
Roles of Families and Skills for Serving on Groups
For more information contact SPAN at 973-642-8100 ext. 123 or email at email@example.com.
DCA will be accepting pre-applications for Housing Vouchers from June 13 –
June 17. More information here: http://nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/hc_vouchers.html
ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC FORUMS RE: THE NEW STATE PLAN FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
The New Jersey Statewide independent Living Council (NJSILC), in conjunction with the Directors of Centers for Independent Living, the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, has drafted a new three year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).
Feedback is invited from IL consumers, their families, advocates, service providers and other interested parties, especially regarding SPIL goals; underserved areas/populations; and expansion of the CIL Network should additional funding become available.
Public Forums will be conducted from Noon to 2 p.m. on April 25 and 26, 2016 at two locations:
Monday April 25 – Heightened Independence & Progress-Bergen
131 Main Street (Suite 120) Hackensack, NJ 07601
Tuesday April 26 – Alliance Center for Independence
629 Amboy Avenue (Lower Level) Edison, NJ 08837
These sites are physically accessible. If you require other accommodations, such as deaf language interpreters, you must email or call the SILC Coordinator with your request by April 8. After that, time may be too short to arrange accommodations.
Feedback may also be given via letter, email and telephone from April 25 through the 29th.
Letter: please mail to NJSILC Coordinator 25 Caroline Drive South River, NJ 08882
Email: please send to SILC Coordinator to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: please call the Coordinator at 732-254-2484 M-F between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to dictate your remarks (if no one is available, your call will be returned if you leave your name and number)
Letters, emails and calls MUST be received by 4/29/16 in order to be included in the Forum report that will be sent to the Council and CIL Directors for their final review the new State Plan.
To read the draft State Plan for Independent Living, please go to the NJSILC website or, to review a hard copy, visit or call your local Center for Independent Living.
The NJSILC website address is www.njsilc.org The home page will describe how to access the electronic version of the Plan and also can direct you to contact information for each of the State’s Centers for Independent Living.
If you plan to attend a Forum, please tell the Coordinator (email@example.com or 732-254-2484) and, if possible, bring a written copy of your remarks for the record; however, neither advance notice nor a written commentary are required for you to participate. Just join us if you can!
A Special Olympics program for Track and Tennis is starting at the
Hopewell Valley YMCA! Practice starts on the 20th. Practice is usually at 3pm, but on the 20th it will start at 4pm due to a Junior Basketball Tournament. Please pass this along to everyone and anyone who may be interested.. We are accepting Unified Partners also. We will need plenty of buddies also.
Please register at www.hvymca.org. Click on the “register for sports” button.
If you have an account, start with your login. Otherwise you need to set up an account. There is no cost to you and no Y membership required.
DRAMA STAGE ages 4-6 Mondays 5:15-6:15 PM April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 26, 23, 2016
ACTING STAGE ages 7-9 Thursdays 5:15-6:30 PM April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016
For more information, contact VSA New Jersey at (732) 745-3885, (732) 745-3913 TTY, or firstname.lastname@example.org.