Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles – For the Week Ending July 21, 2017

Land of Make Believe Silo

This silo has found a new purpose at The Land of Make-Believe, Hope, NJ. This park is a popular summer destination in Warren County, northwestern New Jersey.

At Advancing Opportunities, we excel in providing residential and respite services to people of with all disabilities, along with advocacy and education services for parents and guardians and assistive technology support. As a leader in the field, we are pleased to share our experience, knowledge, and expertise with the disability community through our social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest. In our Disability and Ability Highlights of the Week column, we will select the best of what we found and shared and present them. Please click on the titles with embedded links to find the full article.

In addition, we are specialists in the area of assistive technology and offer a huge array of services; the Assistive Technology Center is New Jersey’s premier source of information and equipment.



Advancing Opportunities Job Announcement of the Week

Come to our next open house, this Wednesday!

A growing social service agency, we have openings for full- and part-time Direct Support Professionals in residential care programs all around the state. Candidates will be providing excellent direct care to men and women with disabilities in residential support programs in group homes.

We will be holding the following open house on Wednesday, July 26, from 10 to 3: Wed., July 26: Family Resource Network, 322 US Hwy. 46 W., Ste. 290, Parsippany, NJ If you are unable to make any of these events, please submit your résumé to: hr@advopps.org.



Disability in the News (mostly in New Jersey, the population we serve)

A superhero with Down syndrome stars in a new comic by a New Jersey professor.



For parents of a Child with a Disability (Parenting)

The Asbury Park Press lists 20 places for autism-friendly family entertainment.



Informative, positive, noteworthy (or all three!)

A blogger with Asperger’s talks about her marriage to a neurotypical man for 25 years.



The Arts and People with Disabilities

An art studio in Washington, DC, provides an outlet for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves though art.


A summer arts camp helps children, teens, and young adults with autism hone social skills.



People with a Disability in the Community (Disability Rights and Acceptance; Inclusion)

What’s beyond Paper Mill Playhouse’s Theater for Everyone initiative, for which the acclaimed theater was recently awarded a $40,000 grant.


A cheerleading team comprising members with special needs breaks boundaries—and wins



Disability Awareness and Appreciation

Many women are unaware they’re autistic.


Enter “neurodiversity,” an umbrella under which autism, Tourette’s, and mental illnesses…


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