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Art Is for Everyone

June 23rd, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

[caption id="attachment_4156" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Megan DiFranco represents The Arc Mercer at a professional development conference hosted by Grounds For Sculpture and the Art Educators of New Jersey.[/caption] By Megan DiFranco, Visual Arts Program Manager The Arc Mercer’s Visual Arts Program has been partnering with Grounds For Sculpture over the past year offering guided tour

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Arc Mercer Singers Help Celebrate Ewing Little League Lighting Ceremony

June 9th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

By Reed Thomas, Manager of the Music Community Engagement Training Site Sharing this story has a special meaning to me because I grew up in Ewing Township and played in Ewing Little League myself. I still clearly remember my first catch in the first game I ever played. It was at Fasolino Field, deep in left-center field, with my eyes mostly shut and as many fingers crossed as I could! That'

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Congratulations May Award Recipients

June 7th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Miguel Stovall is the Site Supervisor for the Commerce Building location. He has worked for The Arc Mercer for over one year and is dedicated and committed to the cleanliness and safety of his assigned location. Above and beyond Mr. Stovall being reliable and dependable, the leadership team in the Janitorial Department recognizes Mr. Stovall for going the extra mile in 

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Top Tips to a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

May 23rd, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

Fun in the sun, by the pool, beach or barbecue can quickly send you to the emergency room if you don't plan ahead and use common safety sense. Taking reasonable precautions will help you stay safe and most importantly, keep you alive. The American College of Emergency Physicians offers the following five tips for you and your family for the holiday weekend: Tip 1: Food Safety - Refrigerate a

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Impact of Autism on Parents

May 22nd, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

A new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders shows that on average, parents of children with autism spend an average of 21 fewer minutes together per day than parents of typically developing children. Over the span of one year, this equates to nearly 128 hours. However, the 174 couples who participated in the study stated that they still felt supported by their par

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A Big Shout Out to April Award Recipients!

May 10th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

Employee of the Month, Leah Baily Leah has been working for the Arc Mercer for almost 6 years as a Direct Support Professional. She is well liked by her peers and consumers, knowledgeable and conscientious … a team player for sure. Keep up the good work! Rising Star of the Month, Natasha Martinez Natasha has been with the Arc Mercer for 6 months as a custodial employee and is be

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Join Our Team of Professionals at The Arc Mercer—Make a Difference in Someone’s Life Today!

May 4th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

The Arc Mercer is a grassroots, family focused organization dedicated to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to achieve their goals. We believe everyone is a valued, contributing member of our community at large. Our focus is to provide those we serve with the resources, support, and services needed to reach their highest level of independence

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Drama Club Takes Center Stage

April 26th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

By Kirk Ponton, Team Leader The Arc Mercer, in conjunction with Institute for the Arts, has created a wonderful and dynamic drama club featuring actors with developmental disabilities. Classes are being held every Thursday evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at our newest enclave location on Young's Road. Currently there are 12 official members, with about five more actors who come along to watch

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Arc Mercer Health Clinic Open House Draws a Full House

April 12th, 2017 by Dan Meara

[caption id="attachment_3972" align="alignleft" width="650"] The Arc Mercer and the Medina Community Clinic had an Open House and ribbon-cutting to launch their new clinic and announce their partnership, which seeks to improve care for special needs patients.[/caption] By Daniel Meara, Communications Manager The Arc Mercer and Medina Community Clinic held an Open House on March 29 that drew

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The Arc Mercer and HomeFront Present: Art Unites Us

April 7th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

Art Show and Reception at the Ewing Township Municipal Building in April       By Megan DiFranco, Visual Arts Program Coordinator During April, Art Has No Boundaries and the Ewing Arts Commission are hosting “Art Unites Us,” a combined art show at the Ewing Municipal Building featuring the artwork of The Arc Mercer's Visual Arts Program and HomeFront's ArtSpace. T

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