News / Notices

Register to Vote - October 13th is the last day to register to vote in New Jersey.  Visit the Division of Elections at this link to register and to find important deadlines and information on the voting process.    https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/voter-registration.shtml

Information on Voting Rights / Assistive Technology - Disability Rights New Jersey is part of a national network of protection and advocacy services.  Visit its website for timely information on voting access and assistive technology among many other resources.    http://www.drnj.org/events.htm

Mental Health Awareness Month - Since 1949 when the Association for Mental Health raised awareness in October, people have been bringing the issues of poor diagnosis and treatment to the forefront and helping raise funds to address these issues.  Although emphasis has been given to dispelling stigma, support is needed to the change medical mindset of separating mental and physical health.  With health insurance an important issue among many in this election, the following article is still timely.   

https://www.mentalhelp.net/health-policy-and-advocacy/blurring-the-boundary-between-mental-and-physical/

Congratulations to the 2020 SEPTSA Award Recipient - We express our congratulations to Senan Shannon for being selected by our Scholarship Committee as the 2020 recipient of SEPTSA's $500 award.  Although we were unable to personally give Senan our award during an in-person high school award ceremony, our recognition of his hard work and wishes for the future are no less sincere. We realize his Freshman year at Ithaca College will be a unique experience, but it's the distinctive experiences of our students that make them resilient through change by understanding the strength that comes from receiving and giving support. Wishing Senan much success in pursuit of his personal and academic goals!

Sponsorship Thanks - We thank the Elks Lodge of Princeton #2129 for their generous donation to help fund our programs.  Please visit their website to see the  special needs programs they host and support  www.princetonelks2129.com.  Due to COVID-19, events and programs may be more limited.

Volunteer Thanks and Opportunities - We appreciate volunteers who help us throughout the year.  During the summer, SEPTSA needs help with our PTSA audit (3 hrs) usually in August and with teens willing to mentor/ buddy virtually with reading and activities (1-2hrs session).  Throughout the year, we have volunteer opportunities for students and adults as short as 1-2 hours as well as more long term roles if desired.  Service hours documented upon request. Contact Lori.Marabella@gmail.com for more information.

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