September 2019 News Items

Looking forward to September 2019 and beyond:

Nominations for the 2019 Crusader Awards are due on 9/6/2019 to the Salem County Office on Aging and Disabilities, 110  Fifth Street, Suite 900, Salem, New Jersey 08079. We are looking for nominations of individuals that have had a positive impact on the lives of persons with disabilities within Salem County or disabled individuals that demonstrate a positive role model for others with a disability.

Our next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Reason for a celebration:

Coach Lee Ware made a presentation from the Freeholder Board honoring Debbie Behnke for her years of service to the community. Debbie Behnke was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Resources For Independent Living at the annual Autism Dinner Sat night. 3rd District Sen Steve Sweeney, Assemblyman John Burzichelli, Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro, 24th District Sen Steve Oroho, & Congressman Jeff VanDrew also provided resolutions.


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I have a BA in Psychology and a teaching certificate as a Special Education teacher. I have a MA in Student Personnel Services and I recently retired from my position as a Guidance Counselor. I have been active on advisory boards concerning disability issues for over 25 years. I also have over 25 years of business experience in Human Resources and Operations Management.

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