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Other Helping Hands
County, 225 North Center Drive, North Brunswick 08902-4247. Richard
F. Sheridan, executive director. 732-821-1199; fax, 732-821-1593.
Home page: http://www.arc-middlesex.org.
A private not-for-profit promoting equal opportunities for people
with developmental disabilities, this chapter, one of 19 in the state,
employs 250 people including some with disabilities, and it provides
residential and vocational services — including a retail store
at Forrestal Village, ARC Pet Supplies, and an adult training program
on Route 522 in Dayton.
130 Stanhope Street, Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton 08540.
Linda Jacob, regional director. 609-716-4834; fax, 609-716-4837.
Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Joseph N. Gousie Sr., executive director.
609-278-1211; fax, 609-278-9291. Home page: http://www.arcmercer.org.
A non-profit employing those with developmental disabilities to provide
services and products to the business community. Adult training centers
include those on Youngs Road and New York Avenue.
819 Alexander Road, Princeton 08540. Richard McDonnell ACSW LCSW,
executive director. 609-452-2088; fax, 609-452-0627.
A community mental health center with outpatient counseling, partial
care day treatment, and case management and psychiatric services.
It also provides vocational rehabilitation services.
08528. Linda King, executive director. 732-297-8340.
A nonprofit organization assisting developmentally disabled adults
who are capable of fulltime work.
08816. Brian J. Fitzgerald, president, CEO. 732-257-6662; fax, 732-257-7373.
State chapter of national nonprofit that provides job coaching and
vocational training for the developmentally disabled.
08540. David L. Holmes EdD, president and executive director. 609-987-0099;
fax, 609-987-0243. Home page: http://members.aol.com/edensvcs.
Eden offers services for children and adults with autism, and their
families, including year-round educational program, parent training,
respite care, outreach services, community-based residential services,
and employment opportunities.
One program, Eden WERCS (Work Education and Resource Center), offers
employment to 65 adults with autism. Individuals progress to "supported
employment," working with a job coach, and graduate to "competitive
08540. Joyce M. Edwards MSW, executive director. 609-987-5003; fax,
Formerly affiliated with United Cerebral Palsy, this 10-year-old independent
nonprofit has 125 employees and became independent to expand in geographic
area and provide broader services — housing, employment, job coaching,
and vocational planning — to about 200 people with developmental
disabilities. About 50 are in vocational training.
Dan Hanson, president. 609-291-0099.
A nonprofit that provides assistance and training for those with mental
and/or physical disabilities.
Box 8303, Trenton 08560-0303. Sydelle Norris, state director. 609-890-2121;
A national nonprofit that provides paid community service jobs for
disadvantaged and older adults.
08543. Vernon Long, executive director. 609-452-9753; fax, 609-452-9519.
A for-profit agency that places both disabled and non-disabled (U.S.
1, September 3, 1997).
Square Commons, Suite C, Hamilton 08690. Tanya N. McBride, office
manager. 609-586-8005; fax, 609-586-8096. Home page: http://www.sjcs.org.
A nonprofit that provides support and opportunities for individuals
with developmental disabilities, many of whom have been living in
institutions (U.S. 1, February 4, 1998).
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