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Welcome to Council 3!

Council 3 consists of Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean & Somerset Counties. Council 3 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 3 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 second Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 

Due to COVID-19, all meetings are currently taking place virtually.

To participate in the Council 3 Zoom meeting follow the instructions in the "Upcoming Meeting" section.

If you have any problems or questions, please call or text Erin directly: (732) 246-2525, ext. 26

Recent Events

Our last meeting took place from 5:30pm- 7:00pm on October 13, 2020 by Zoom.

Council 3 had a voting training that answered questions about the ballot and registering for the upcoming election. They voted on and approved the meeting dates for 2021. They talked about how the State budget was approved.

New webinar topic suggestions included positive psychology, cooking classes, job trainings, computer trainings, getting involved with volunteering, physical engineering, digital arts, and handling finances. They discussed a positive current event, where a company in Ocean Township (Fox Floors) is giving out PVC pipes for free for people to use as candy shoots for social distancing trick or treating. The chair report was all about voting. Everyone was encouraged to check out The Arc National Conference.

Upcoming Events

Our next meeting is November 10, 2020 and it will be a Zoom meeting.

Please contact to be added to the Council 3 e-mail list for further meeting information.

Council 3

Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean & Somerset

Advisor: Erin Smithers
732-246-2525 x 26