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COVID 19 – Explained

i Mar 18th No Comments by

Attached is a great explanation of the COVID19, Novel Coronovirus that is easy to understand.

Coronavirus Update

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March 17, 2020

Dear Client, Staff and PCIL Community

As the Progressive Center IL (PCIL) continues to monitor the rapidly changing information on CoVID-19 from reputable health officials, we are working to maintain a safe work environment and protect the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community.

We want you to be confident in knowing that we are sensitive to your needs and concerns.  At the moment we are carefully assessing the impacts of the virus within the community as we determine the outcomes of our large group activities and events.

To keep “everyone’ safe and well during this COVID19 situation, PCIL
offices are being staffed by a skeleton crew as of March 17, 2020 and are
not scheduling any in office face to face appointments and not encouraging
drop in visits.

Until further notice PCIL will be doing business and offering all and any
assistance by phone and email.

All recreation activities are postponed through April.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions and for resources
needed, continue to use 609.581.4500 to phone us or for

Thank you for your understanding.

Counting Down to #DDawareness2020.

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is just around the corner! Throughout the month of March, ACL hopes you will join them in celebrating the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.

Each year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities partners with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities and the National Disabilities Rights Network on a DD Awareness Month social media campaign.. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life and the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

The campaign is accepting  submissions of videos, toolkits, news articles, photos, personal stories, promising practices, and more to include in their resource guide. The campaign is also accepting artwork by people with disabilities which it will highlight online.

Visit Administration for Community Living for details throughout March!

Voting Assistance on Nov 5

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On Election Day, November 5, 2019 from 7 am – 8 pm, Disability Rights New Jersey will have attorneys available by telephone to answer your questions concerning any disability-related voting problems you might experience.
800-922-7223or609-633-7106 (tty)

Website Feedback Appreciated!

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Please take a moment to help us improve our website by taking this survey. Your responses will help us in designing our new website!

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Public Hearing for NJ Transit

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Please take a look at the following message from NJ Transit on their upcoming Public Hearing to receive comments from interested parties concerning programs developed pursuant to the Senior Citizen & Disabled Residents Transportation Assistance Program Act.

Please Sign This Letter!

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New Jersey’s Centers for Independent Living are a vital part of the disability community, yet are consistently underfunded. For this reason, the New Jersey Association of Centers for Independent Living is asking for state funding in the amount of 4 million dollars to be divided amongst the 11 Centers across New Jersey. Please sign our letter endorsing our efforts and showing the Governor the importance of disability-led organizations!

See the letter here.


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Enrollment Period is Monday February 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to Friday February 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
For questions about the Statewide Waiting List Lottery, dial 2-1-1
The HCV Program is a federally funded program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of low-income persons for decent, safe and sanitary housing. Persons applying must meet all of the US Department of Housing
and Urban Development’s (HUD) income and eligibility requirements. All Pre-applications submitted on-line for housing assistance will be accepted through a lottery process. 15,000 pre-applications that are selected through the lottery will be placed on the waiting list. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply, or an emancipated minor.
Only one (1) pre-application per household per county will be accepted.
Project Freedom West Windsor Pre Applications Now Being Accepted
Project Freedom is pleased to announce the construction of our latest affordable housing community: Freedom Village at West Windsor. This
seventy two unit apartment community will feature one, two and three bedroom apartments, surrounding a large Community center only steps away from the West Windsor Train Station. The buildings are a two story design with private entrances in front and all are totally barrier free and accessible for wheelchair users. The buildings will have elevators, central heat and air conditioning incorporating Energy Star design
features as well as being LEEDs compliant. Ample off street parking adjacent to each building will provide easy access to each unit.
Although all units are barrier free and accessible, all units are affordable, and welcome disabled and non-disabled families. These units are regulated as to income eligibility under the Low Income Housing Tax
Credit Program
Presently, construction is on-going with the community to be completed in the early Summer of 2019.
Tenant Pre- applications will be taken, beginning January 1, 2019 and ending March 1, 2019.


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For Immediate Release:
The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) will present the exhibition “Persistence” at the Plainsboro Public Library from January 4th
to January 31st. A  reception and artist talk is set for Sunday, January 20th from 1 to 4 PM .
“Persistence” features work by regional artists who demonstrate persistence despite what are commonly perceived as obstacle: age, illness, and physical and neurological problems.
In addition to providing a venue for artists to come together and share work, “Persistence” is designed to encourage others by showing how these
artists use art to enhance their lives and continue their pursuit of art.
Exhibiting artists will be Priscilla Snow Algava, a Princeton-based artist who works mainly in mono-prints and painting and is inspired by nature and the human spirit and figure. She has exhibited in various galleries in New York City, Philadelphia, and New Jersey as well as internationally. Agalva has been receiving treatment for cancer over the past two years.
Justin Jedrzejczyk is a Trenton area artist and has shown his work locally and in New York City. He mainly does portraits, using friends as models in everyday settings and paints in acrylic on canvas. Over the past several years he has been dealing with a neurological problem that has affected his eyesight.
Ken Alexander is a self-taught Trenton based painter. His work focuses on the human experience in various settings. Despite being visually impaired, he uses vivid colors in his work and tends to use abstraction in representing his figures.
Mark Wilkie is a Hamilton native uses various detailed shapes and works in pen and pencil and has a neurological classification.
Mel Leipzig is an award-winning artist. He is a painter who dedicates his career to painting people in their own environments. His painting of Michael Austin shows the human spirit and represents how an artist can use art to overcome obstacles to strengthen their lives. The 83-year old Leipzig shows that age is no obstacle to new work.
Karey Maurice is a Princeton based artist who works in multiple mediums and works in the style of neo pop and suffers from a spinal cord degeneration. He studied visual arts at Mercer County Community College with Mel Leipzig and Frank Rivera and mentored under New York based pop artist Keith Haring.
And curator Byron Aubrey, a Trenton-born Hamilton resident who is active in drawing, photography, and painting and who studies visual arts at Mercer County Community College. He studied and was mentored under Pricilla Algava and Mel Leipzig and has a neurological classification. This is the first show he has curated.
TAWA is a Greater Trenton nonprofit organization and has a history of more than 30 years exhibiting in such venues as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum, Artworks Trenton, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and more.
The Plainsboro Library is located at 9 Van Doren Street in Plainsboro. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information on the library, call 609 275-2897
For more information on the Trenton Artists Workshop Association, contact or the organization’s Facebook page,
Please note —
For media contacts only: Byron Aubrey can be reached at 609-599-1215.

Voting Time!

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Here are some wonderful documents to help you with voting this voting season!