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
As a growing agency, we have openings for part-time Direct-Support and Family-Support Professionals in residential care programs throughout New Jersey. Come meet us at one of our August open houses between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in various regions of New Jersey:
- Wednesday, September 6, Parsippany. Family Resource Network, 322 U.S. Hwy. 46 W., Ste. 290, Parsippany, NJ (Eastern Morris County)
- Wednesday, September 30, Neptune. Neptune Public Library, 25 Neptune Blvd, Neptune City, NJ 07753 (Monmouth County)
Candidates will be providing direct care to men and women with developmental disabilities in residential support programs and group home settings. If you are unable to make it to one of the job fair open houses, you can also visit us online, at: http://advopps.org/job/direct-support-professional-part-time/
Disability in the News (mostly in New Jersey, the population we serve)
Employment for people with disabilities in New Jersey and the rest of the nation are cautiously optimistic.
For Parents of a Child with a Disability (Parenting)
“As autism parents, it’s so important to take care of ourselves and here’s why.”
An actually autistic man and highly respected author speaks out how much of education in the U.S. fails students with autism.
Employment for People with Disabilities
A writer discusses why more tech companies should hire people with disabilities.
Informative, Positive, Noteworthy (or all three!)
Positive articles like this one are always welcome! A 27-year-old filmmaker is helping people with disabilities own their narratives.
Here’s a blog piece on ten highly recommended bipolar disorder blogs, written either by people with this disability themselves or mental-health professionals.
The Arts and People with Disabilities
A 17-year-old autistic artist inspires children with autism and other special needs to paint.
People with a Disability in the Community (Disability Rights and Acceptance; Inclusion)
A New Jersey teen with autism offers autistic men haircuts.
Researchers found that altered mitochondria may be associated with increased autism risk.