Welcome to Council 1!
Council 1 consists of Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties. Council 1 supports people with disabilities to be their own advocates and to know their rights and responsibilities. We work on a variety of issues such as Person First Language, public outreach, advocating for improved transportation, promoting healthy living, voting, governmental affairs, and fundraising. Council 1 is dedicated to gaining respect and equal rights for all people with disabilities and to support them to live and thrive in the community. Our meetings are open to anyone who would like to join us. We meet on the third Thursday of every month, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, located at 651 Willow Grove in Hackettstown.
Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently taking place by virtually.
To participate in the Council 1 Zoom meeting follow the instructions in the "Upcoming Meeting" section.
If you have any problems or questions, please call or text Ashley directly: 732-743-8345.
Our last meeting took place on October 15, 2020.
Council 1 discussed re-openings in the area, including Employment Horizons. They made suggestions for future webinar topics, including bullying, educating others about disabilities, and avoiding peer pressure. They also discussed the upcoming Self-Advocacy Panel for Montclair State University students on Zoom and confirmed their 2021 meeting dates. Finally, they discussed how to participate in the #WeAreEssential Action Alert.
The Agenda from this meeting can be found below.
The next Council 1 meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
To get the link to participate in the next Council 1 Zoom meeting, email ARitchey@ArcNJ.org to be added to the Council 1 email list.