NEW JERSEY: Disability Allies is an organization whose goal is to connect young adults with and without disabilities in a social environment. In addition to this, Disability Allies provides job coaching, pre-vocational training, and life skills through Direct Support Professionals.
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The community center offers such activities as Theater, Technology instruction, Cooking, Fine Art and Life Skills.
According to the theater director, Matt Holbert, of Disability Allies he stated,”Creating a more inclusive community by connecting young adults with or without special needs.“
Disability Allies is a non-profit organization, founded by Ross Yellin, who has been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The organization has a full-time day program and a Saturday program.
For information about the programs, contact:
Young adult community center
415 Route 18, Suite 3
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Full Time Day Program-9am-3pm, 5 days/week with extended Saturday hours from 3-6:30pm.
Call 732-360-8065 for details.
A word from our reporter Ethan: "I like disability allies because it is better than staying at home and watching tv. The people there are nice and when I do something great they say “clap it up.” I really love music because I can bang on a drum."
Disability Allies, Inc. (DA) is a 501(c)(3) Non- Profit Organization based in East Brunswick, NJ, focused on creating a more inclusive community by connecting young adults with and without Special Needs.