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The Arc Mercer Remembers Cathleen Mayernik

November 16th, 2017 by Dan Meara

The Arc Mercer held a ceremony remembering the late Cathleen Mayernik, who inspired her family to do everything in their power to ensure that her special needs would not stand in the way of her living as full a life as possible. The Mayernik family, known throughout Mercer County and beyond for their decades of passionate advocacy for people with special needs, credits Cathy for instilling in

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Doctoral Candidate Invents Assistive Technology

November 14th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

4.0 GPA Doctoral Candidate at the University of Maryland, Kavita Krishnaswamy, never showed up to her scheduled defense of her dissertation before the panel of senior academics. She sent her robot instead. Did we mention she was operating it from 16 miles away? Krishnaswamy lives with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain and s

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Halloween Dinner Dance!

November 8th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

The Arc Mercer held its annual Halloween Dinner Dance on October 27. We saw most people come in great costumes that made the night even better. The DJ, John Demasi, played popular songs and some Halloween songs to fit the occasion. Our own Patrice Jetter did face-painting for some of the people that did not come in a costume. The food and dessert matched the theme of the dance--with honey and s

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Horticulture Program: It’s a Wrap, Folks … Except it Isn’t

October 31st, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Ross Sheasley After a busy summer growing season that kept the consumers in the The Arc Mercer's Horticulture Community very busy, it would seem like we are ready to wrap things up as the cooler Autumn weather arrives. But we Horticulture folks are far from ready to call it quits! We have plenty of work still to come as we work in and around the greenhouse and main office and are still helpi

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Delaney Liranzo is The Arc Mercer’s Rising Star

October 25th, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Daniel Meara, Communications Manager Delaney Liranzo of East Windsor is The Arc Mercer’s 2017 Rising Star Award recipient. The name of the award, which honors a person with special needs with whom The Arc Mercer works, suits her well, as she has risen impressively over her six years at The Arc Mercer. Not only that, she lifts the spirits of everyone around her. Delaney expresses deep a

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Arc Mercer Gala to Recognize Fulfillment House and Its President, Greg Kilmer

October 11th, 2017 by Dan Meara

Greg Kilmer, president of the Fulfillment House in Yardville, is being honored with The Arc Mercer’s 2017 Hero Award. The honor is in recognition of the robust partnership between the Fulfillment House and the The Arc Mercer and how it has benefited the people with special needs who are employed by the business. The Award will be presented at the Arc's Gala on November 17 at the Stone Terrace i

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The Arc Mercer to Honor Robbinsville Mayor at Gala

October 4th, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Daniel Meara, Communications Manager Robbinsville Mayor David Fried, The Arc Mercer’s 2017 Hero Award recipient, is being honored in recognition of his township’s embrace of people with special needs. Whether it is someone with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, a physical disability or financial difficulties, the mayor and the township he serves seek to find a place for them. The

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The Arc Mercer Healthcare Center Named Arc of NJ’s Healthcare Professional of 2017

September 21st, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Daniel Meara, Communications Manager The Arc Mercer Healthcare Center’s staff has been collectively selected as The Arc of New Jersey’s Healthcare Professional of the Year for 2017. The Healthcare Center opened in 2011 and is Greater Mercer’s only healthcare facility dedicated to treating people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Arc Mercer's physicians

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Harvey Not Just Causing Flooding Concerns

September 11th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

News outlets have been calling it one of the worst storms on record. However, flooding and insurance claims are not the only cause for concern. The Autism Society of Texas has been working with FEMA and the Red Cross to address the needs of the Special Needs population. A big concern is the crowding and noise at designated shelters that may have adverse effects on those with Autism and other de

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Lt. Gov. Candidate Sheila Oliver Addresses SNAP Event

September 5th, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Daniel Meara, Communications Manager Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver was the featured speaker at the Special Needs Alliance for Pride (SNAP) meeting in Trenton on August 24. In her remarks, Speaker Oliver praised those who made SNAP possible, applauding The Arc Mercer for its critical role in establishing the support group for LGBTQ people with special needs. The candid

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