Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Partnership To Employ People With Disabilities

HAMILTON, N.J. — Advocates of people with developmental disabilities celebrated a victory last week when Gov. Chris Christie signed a law striking offensive terms like "mentally retarded" from state legislation.
But local advocates are heralding another victory here in Hamilton.
Last week, the township council voted in favor of contracting with the Arc Mercer to provide custodial services to the township. Nine adults with varying developmental disabilities will take on the task of cleaning township buildings like the municipal building, department of public works buildings and the senior center, among others.

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