Monthly Archives: June 2012

CAU Prom 2012 “Make It Last Forever” June 22nd, 2012

Helping Hands, Community Access Unlimited Self-Advocacy group, sponsored its 5th annual Senior Prom on June 22nd, 2012 at the Peterstown Community Center in Elizabeth, NJ. This year’s theme was “Make It Last Forever” as voted by members within the Helping Hands committee.The idea behind the theme is to cherish the good times with friends and significant […]

CAU’s 10th Annual Couples Dinner, March 30th, 2012

Community Access Unlimited hosted its annual Couples Night celebration for the tenth time on March 30th, 2012 at the Suburban Country Club in Union, NJ. This is an event that members particularly look forward to as it is a night designated for those in the community to celebrate their love and happiness. This event tends […]

The Monday Morning Project Presents: “Working Together for Change” June 16th, 2012

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Monday Morning Project presented an informative and interactive training session titled, “Working Together for Change”, for self-advocates on June 16th, 2012 at the Lafayette Yard Marriott in Trenton, NJ from 10am to 3pm. The morning began with a brief introduction from Statewide Monday Morning Coordinator, Barbara Lee, and […]

Disability Policy Seminar 2012; Washington, D.C.

The ARC and a plethora of other organizations centered on the rights and care of persons with disabilities hosted their annual Disability Policy Seminar held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. from April 23rd to the 25th. Advocates, families, friends and professionals all over the United States traveled to participate in this crucial […]

Advocacy, Community Organizing & Social Movements: Relevant to the Lives of People with Disabilities?

 On May 21st, 2012, Community Access Institute with the NJAAIDD hosted the “Advocacy, Community Organizing and Social Movements” workshop at 88 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ from 10 am to 4 pm. A panel of experts was featured with backgrounds in advocacy, social work, public policy, and community organizing; with approximately 100 attendees present.  The […]

Advocates of the Month June 2012

Gary Rubin Gary Rubin was born on June 16th, 1965 and currently resides in Elizabeth, NJ. He has been a member of Community Access Unlimited since June 8th, 1992. Since inception, Gary has been energetically involved in self-advocacy and always strives to share his experiences with others. Through his dedication and drive, Gary has landed […]