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New Social Skills Awareness Program for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A generous grant from TD Charitable Foundation has allowed CentraState Healthcare System to partner with The Arc of Somerset County to provide a free program to help adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develop and enhance their social skills. This program will be held at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center in Freehold, NJ.

The SUCCESS (Students Using Communication and Collaboration to Enhance Social Success) Program is now accepting applications for participants aged 16-19. Participants in the program will meet as a group twice per week for 13 sessions. Sessions to be held Tues/Thurs 2-3:30pm beginning July 6th .

Stonecrest Community Church at Old Stirling Group Home

Stonecrest Community Church, located in the heart of Warren New Jersey, is the home church of one of our long-term Old Stirling Group Home residents, Danny Blakely. Danny was introduced to the church by Ashley Donato, a nurse practitioner and camp counselor at Camp Jotoni. Shortly after camp season ended in 2015, Ashley introduced Danny to the Alfieri family who befriended Danny and quickly became and extended member or their family.  Over the last two years, the Alfieri Family introduced members of the church congregation to Danny, and many of them have volunteered their time to take Danny to church on Sunday mornings.

The congregation’s weekly visits to the group home allowed for new friends to be made at OSG, and with that, the idea of a week-long volunteer project program at OSG called “Love Week” was recently facilitated.  During the week of June 3rd- June 10th, over 50 members of the Stonecrest Community descended upon OSG for an amazing spring home renovation that included an installation of a new outdoor serenity garden, a newly paved walkway, power-washing and painting of the two decks as well as a deep cleaning and painting of the kitchen, and new kitchen floor installation. While “Love Week” may be over, the friendships made will be ever-lasting, and the group plans to continue various project work and companion visits at OSG various times throughout the year.

The Arc of Somerset County and our Old Stirling Group Home families wish to offer their thanks to Stonecrest Community Church for their dedication, time, and most of all love for the residents of OSG as  they helped our agency with these amazing projects performed during “Love Week”  and welcome them to be the recipient of the Group Volunteer Partner of The Year!

Contact Information

The Arc of Somerset County serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from birth through the senior years of life through our many programs and services in Somerset County. Today, we serve over one thousand children, adults, and their families in 33 locations including 27 group homes and apartments, four employment centers, the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families, and Camp Jotoni.

The Arc of Somerset County is located at 141 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 and our phone number is 908-725-8544.

There are limited spaces in our parking lot. Visitors can park in meter-free spots on South Main Street.

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