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Easter Seals Pilot Program

Middlesex County
Date: Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 03:30 PM - Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 06:00 PM

City: New Brunswick

The Disability Allies developed a partnership with Easter Seals New Jersey and is running a four day pilot program at their sheltered workshop in New Brunswick for their consumers. The program pairs up consumers from the Easter Seals Day Program with college students from Rutgers University, who socialize with and engage them in a variety of organized activities. Most of the consumers at Easter Seals are higher functioning, so the activities involve tasks centered around team work and communication. We developed a Disability Allies student-run chapter at Rutgers University. The chapter was tasked with finding mentors to take part in the program. In total over 50 mentors wanted to participate in the program. All the mentors were interviewed and we selected the best candidates. We then conducted an orientation at Rutgers University on how to interact with individuals with disabilities. We had 35 mentors and 30 consumers who took part in the program. We will be continuing the program throughout 2017.

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Address
9 Terminal Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

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  • From Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 03:30 PM to Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 06:00 PM
 

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