Check out Mercer County Connection’s September Calendar of events! Download County Connection September 2016 Events Calendar in PDF here.
Check out September 27 – Meet us at 957 Highway 33 in the Acme Shopping Center, Hamilton, NJ 08690 for getting help with PCIL to REGISTER TO VOTE!
Be Heard! Learn Your Rights! Create Change!
“Youth Excelling in Leading & Learning”
WHO: The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is actively recruiting youth and young adults with and without disabilities and/or special healthcare needs, ages 16 – 26, for our youth advisory council: NJ YELL.
WHAT: NJ YELL provides youth and young adults the opportunity for training in advocacy while engaging with a diversified group of key stakeholders at NJ Community of Care Consortium quarterly meetings. The NJ YELL also participate in face to face regional meetings, teleconferences, webinars and special events that are dedicated to learning their rights and improving outcomes as they transition to adult life. NJ YELL members receive stipends for participation in meetings.
GOAL: To increase the voice and capacity for youth to enable them participate in self advocacy, and grow into leadership roles to improve the systems that impact their education, healthcare, and independent living.
For more information contact:
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) www.spanadvocacy.org
(732) 318-8353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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