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Assistive Technology Summit

Registration is now open for the ATAC of DRNJ Assistive Technology Summit on September 24, 2019.

Join consumers and professionals for a day of learning and sharing about all areas of Assistive Technology. Last year's event was attended by over 175 individuals and featured over 25 concurrent sessions focused on all areas of Assistive Technology. This year's event will be even bigger and better!

Sessions will include: AT Supports for the Classroom; Workplace accommodations; Transition services / strategies; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Smart home technology / Internet of Things….. and much more!

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NAMI NJ 2019 Poetry Contest

It's time once again to put pen to paper and draft some poetry for the Annual NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest!

There are many definitions of flying in Webster's Dictionary. Jacquese Armstrong, chose "moving or capable of moving in the air" as the basis for the challenge for this year's poetry contest.

Jumping or free-falling from a mountain and sprouting wings has been seen as the equivalent of freedom in many literary works. In any case, the cliff represents being on the precipice of a new journey. These statements form the basis for our host's take on flying in her poem "for those of us with unclipped wings. " What's yours?

* Poem should be in keeping with the theme.
* Poem must be typewritten. If sent electronically, please do not send PDF files.
* Poem should be no longer than 40 lines.
* Please fill out a media release form to accompany your entry.
* Provide a cover letter that includes your name, e-mail (if available), mailing address and phone number.
* Contest submission deadline is April 1, 2019.

Mail your typed entries to:

NAMI NJ Poetry Contest
1562 Route 130
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Or email your entry with the signed media release form (or a scanned copy) to poetry@naminj.org.

South Asian Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Central New Jersey

SAMHIN AA meetings are every Thursday from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Iselin, NJ. No appointment is necessary – any individual with an alcohol problem and a desire to quit is welcome.

First Presbyterian Church
1295 Oak Tree Road (enter on Middlesex Ave)
Iselin, NJ 08830

If you have a question, contact them by email at info@samhin.org or phone Gurmeet: 732-718-3841; Pradip: 848-248-0709; Shah: 917-626-7131; Dipak: 732- 233-5938

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Dialogues with Dan

On Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Dan Windheim hosts the internet radio show "Dialogues with Dan". Dan conducts interviews with individuals making a difference in the disability community. To access the broadcast, go to http://www.rocklandworldradio.com/program/dialogues/

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