Abilities Receives $15K From Post Foundation

Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. announced the receipt of $15,000 May 23 from the John & Margaret Post Foundation for the purchase of Smart Tables for the agency’s MSN (Medical Specialized Needs) population.

Applications for Smart Tables, which accommodate four individuals in wheelchairs simultaneously, facilitate communication, learning and prevocational skills. Use of such devices also improves physical dexterity and creates opportunities for group activities and peer interaction, helping to make Abilities’ MSN a stimulating resource for individuals with limited mobility. Smart Tables are manufactured by Teq, a New York-based company specializing in instructional technology.

“We appreciate the Post Foundation’s generous contribution to the well-being and education of the service recipients in our MSN program, and hope this is the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with the Foundation,” said Abilities CEO Cynthia B. Wildermuth.

Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1974 dedicated to improving the quality of life and employability of persons with different abilities through vocational training and individualized services. Abilities provides a full array of employment and day habilitation services for individuals with disabilities. The organization manages six program locations throughout Warren County, providing services and supports to more than 300 people daily in Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Sussex counties. Abilities offers pre-vocational and vocational rehabilitation, student transition services, supported community employment, job placement/follow-along and center and community-based services.

For more information, contact Abilities at 908-689-1118.

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