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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Arc Mercer Art Blooms at Grounds for Sculpture

August 24th, 2017 by Dan Meara

Arc Mercer Artists' works are being displayed in two shows today (August 24) at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township. It's not too late to see this evening's show from 6 pm - 8 pm! Please come and meet the wonderful volunteers and staff from Grounds for Sculpture. Our appreciation goes out to Cassandra Demski, Curator of Education, and Heather Brady, Director of Education and Engagement,

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The Arc Mercer Horticulture Program at Fernbrook … A Fruitful Harvest

August 24th, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Joanne May This year, we are celebrating The Arc Mercer’s second season of partnership with Fernbrook Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Our consumers, along with their teacher Ross and farmer Jeff and his crew, are learning about where our food comes from. They are taking part in the planting, farming, picking, packing and delivering of various types of vegetables and berrie

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The Arc Mercer Gala to Feature Silent Auction

August 15th, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Daniel Meara - Communications Manager The Arc Mercer is looking forward to its Annual Fall Gala, set to take place November 17, 2017, at The Stone Terrace by John Henry in Hamilton.  The Arc Mercer has provided support and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Greater Mercer County region for more than six decades. The Arc Mercer’s mission is to continu

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Down On the Farm

August 2nd, 2017 by Dan Meara

By Ross Sheasley, Horticulture Community Engagement Training Site Visiting the farms has been one of the highlights of the Horticulture Community Engagement Training Site and the consumers are always excited on farm days. This year marks our first full season going out to the farms, since last year we began visiting the farms midway through the season. Due to a crazy winter with several 70

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Tech Heavyweight: The Ballad of Dan “the man” Artman

July 27th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

By Kirk Ponton, Community Arts Team Leader/Drama Coordinator As most of you may know, our Arts Programming is constantly performing in multiple showcases in and around Mercer County year-round. This requires multiple sound bytes and music as well as extensive audio/video equipment which enhances our performances. And naturally, we love to have a record of these events to not only show our 

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Art Reaches New Heights

July 19th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

[caption id="attachment_4248" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Colorful artwork created by artists in The Arc Mercer Visual Arts Program.[/caption] New Summer Arts Workshops at University Heights By Megan DiFranco, Visual Arts Program Coordinator July 2017 began The Arc Mercer’s Visual Arts Program’s new summer arts workshops at University Heights Elementary School in Hamilton Township. We

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NJ Comprehensive Assessment Tool Events July 18 & 20

July 11th, 2017 by Dan Meara

The Arc Mercer is holding two events to provide assistance with the New Jersey Comprehensive Assessment Tool (NJCAT). The NJCAT determines eligibility for Division of Developmental Disabilities funded services and directly impacts individual service budgets for programs. The assistance will be provided from 6 - 8 p.m. on both Tuesday July 18,  and Thursday, July 20, at The Arc Mercer, 180 Ewingvi

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The Arc Mercer Drama Program and TCNJ Tackle Social Injustices in Latest Performance

July 5th, 2017 by Arc Mercer Social Media

[caption id="attachment_4289" align="alignleft" width="650"] A few of our ensemble members rehearsing for the show, (l to r) Vanessa, Courtney, Miranda, Judy, Delaney and Hailey.[/caption] This past semester, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and the Arc Mercer Drama Program partnered to create a project that explores social change and justice through the arts. “The Arts and The Community” c

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