Developmental Disabilities Committee

About

The Toms River Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities advocates for the education, servicing, medical equality, employment and integration of people with developmental disabilities. The committee serves as a voice to Mayor Hill and the Township Council Members on actions that will improve the lives of Toms River residents. The committee creates an events flyer every month advertising events going on in the area and provide sensory friendly quiet areas at select events around town.

 

2022 Meeting Dates - All meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. 

*Currently, meetings will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual.*



February 23- Community RoomJuly 27- Community Room
March 30- *virtual meeting- link below*August 31- LMH Room
April 27- Community RoomSeptember 28- Community Room
May 25- Community RoomOctober 26- Community Room
June 29- LMH RoomNovember 30- LMH Room

December 28- Community Room


TRMACDD July Meeting 
Wed, Jul 27, 2022 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)

 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://meet.goto.com/501059365
 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
 
Access Code: 501-059-365 
 

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Sensory Activation Trailer

On July 12, 2022, the Toms River Mayor's Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities cut the ribbon for their new mobile Sensory Activation Trailer.


New mobile sensory trailerA sensory activation vehicle is a space which is designed to help an individual with a sensory need to regulate the brain’s negative reaction to external stimuli. The vehicle provides a low-stress, controlled environment to work through the stressor and allow the person to re-enter the preferred activity with a new confidence. This type of vehicle can benefit those with Autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD and more.

NJ 101.5 - "Overwhelmed at events? Toms River has new sensory activation trailer for those with PTSD, Autism"

Calendar of Events for Toms River's Sensory Activation Trailer






Date

Event

Host

Location

Time

Tue, Aug 2

National Night Out

TRPD

Huddy Park, 39 E Water St

5p-8p

Fri, Aug 5

Silly Circus

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-8p

Sat, Aug 13

Kids Music Festival

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

12p-5p

Sat, Aug 27

End of Summer Party

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-8p

Fri, Sep 9

Dino-Mite Dino Dog

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-9p

Sat, Sep 17

Comfort Food Festival

Downtown Toms River

Washington St

12p-6p

Fri, Sep 23

Family Carnival Night

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-8p

Sat, Sep 24

Touch a truck

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

12p-4p

Mon, Sep 26

Vest-a-cop

TRPD

Washington St

5p-10p

Fri. Oct 14

Halloween Festival

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-8p

Sat, Oct 15

Harvest Arts Festival

Downtown Toms River

Washington St

12p-6p

Fri, Oct 21

Halloween Dance Party

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

5p-8p

Mon, Oct 31

Halloween Parade

Downtown Toms River

Washington St

 

Fri, Nov 11

Polar Express Night

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-8p

Fri, Nov 25

Santa Night

Chubby Penguin Events

Field of Dreams, 1505 N Bay Ave.

6p-8p

Fri, Dec 2

Christmas Tree Lighting

Downtown Toms River

Washington St

 

 


Ocean County Special Needs Registry

The Ocean County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens with disabilities who reside, attend school or are employed in Ocean County. The registry was created to help police officers and other emergency service personnel to better assist residents with special needs in the event of an emergency by providing those first responders with vital information regarding a registrant’s disability, emergency contact information, a physical description and current photograph of the registrant.
 
NOTE: All Individuals who are of legal age (where there is no power of attorney or guardianship) can only register themselves.

Register here..

 

TRMACDD Group

Members

Last NameFirst NameMembership Type
TallmanJaneAdvocate
MaierVeronicaToms River Schools
SimpsonLeigh  (Chair)Advocate 
Hutton-RoseDiane21 Plus
BelangerAliceSelf-Advocate
WeitzenGaryPOAC Autism Services
PerilloPaulAdvocate
HighPattyOCHD
CaseBrianCMC
SilversmithAdamTR Youth Services
StrolloJudithAdvocate
MillerMeganGraham Behavioral
MatusChristine (Vice-Chair)Advocate
MartinChelseaNavigation Support Coordination
BarberiJamesAdvocate
RibetDanielChildren's Specialized Hospital
CrayMarthaAdvocate
VelazquezElisaOcean Pediatric Dental Associates
FournierTracyToms River Schools
PapageorgiouAndreaFamily Advocate
PopalSamirNew Horizons
KrillJessicaAdvocate
SmolowitzWendiOcean County Library