Monthly Archives: August 2012

Advocates of the Month August 2012

Marcella Truppa Marcella Truppa currently lives in Cranford, New Jersey. Marcella became involved in self-advocacy over 20 years ago through her membership at Community Access Unlimited (CAU). Sid Katz, a founding father of self-advocacy at CAU, encouraged Marcella to join Helping Hands Self-Advocacy Group during one of his frequent visits to the programs. When Marcella […]

CAU Monthly Board Meeting: A Candid Conversation with Dawn Apgar, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Human Services.

On Monday, August 20th, Community Access Unlimited held their monthly board meeting. However, this month’s meeting was attended by a special guest, Dawn Apgar, the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Human Services in New Jersey. Board members, CAU staff members, self advocates and representatives from the NAMPWD were in attendance on Monday night and […]

The New American Movement on Voter ID Legislature; “A Solution Looking for a Problem”

On Thursday, August 16th, The New American Movement attended a press conference sponsored by NJ Citizen Action in protest of the proposed voter ID legislature. The press conference was held by New Jersey State Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey. The conference was held in West Orange at the John P. Renna Jr. House […]

CAU Presents Seussical Jr. The Musical; June 29th-July 1st 2012

To vestige the on-going journey of discovery and acceptance of oneself and thanks to a vision from CAU directors and staff, talented men and women came together to form CAU Community Players for their debut production, “Seussical Jr.” at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, NJ, June 29th to July 1st, 2012. Cast members were […]

“Handicapped People in their Formal Attire” July 27th, 2012

On Friday, July 27th, Community Access Unlimited staff and members gathered at the theater to watch Kathryn Grant’s new play “Handicapped People in their Formal Attire.” Performed in a quaint theatre at Kean University’s campus, the performance given by Premiere Stages was intimate and moving, as guests empathized with the raw and too often unspoken […]