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Project SEARCH, Innovative Job Training Program for Young Adults with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities Begins 2017-18 Recruiting Efforts


The Project SEARCH-Overlook Medical Center program is recruiting for its school year 2017-18 student cohort.  We are looking for students who meet the following criteria:

  • 18-20 years old and plan to still be in high school next school year
  • Diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Basic and effective communication skills (verbal or supported by technology)
  • Ability to take direction and change behavior if necessary
  • Desire to work competitively in the community!

Join us for an informational session and tour on Wednesday March 1st at 7p.m. To register visit

Please feel free to share with families you know who may have a child that would benefit from applying to Project SEARCH. To learn more about Project SEARCH visit

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Driver Escapes Icy Waters After Car Goes Off GSP Near Clark-Cranford Border

March 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ – A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm.

According to Clark’s Chief of Police Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water. Divers went in to the river and determined the car to be empty. The sole occupant was ...

Staying On Top

Some people are bulldozers. They move mountains, conquer countries, achieve the seemingly impossible. But then when there are no more mountains to climb, they falter. Routines, maintenance and sustainability are not their strong points. They respond to excitement and challenge, not to the uneventful, monotonous daily grind.

The title word of this week's Parshah, Tzav, means ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Union Catholic's McElroy Gives Back to St. James the Apostle School, his Alma Mater

March 23, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- James McElroy has always wanted to give back to his alma mater, Saint James the Apostle School in Springfield.

So when it came time for McElroy, who graduated from St. James in 2015, to do his Eagle Scout Service Project, the junior at Union Catholic had the chance he was looking for.

After getting in contact with Saint James Principal, Mrs. Caroline Ponterio, to ...

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