Commission for the Disabled

The Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,

August 16, 2023 at 7pm at the Melvin Cottrell Center (Senior Center).

Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month. All are welcome. This is a public meeting and all are encouraged to attend. The Commission Board is accepting Volunteers.

Who are we and what do we do?

The Commission serves the disabled and handicapped Jackson residents by providing a variety of recreational, educational and social activities throughout the calendar year. Our events are open to all ages.

Mission Statement

The Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped, under the auspices of Jackson Township, advocates their advancement and independence through events, trips and recreational programs.

The Commission provides help and information to residents in finding the proper agency responsible in resolving specific problems.

Started in 1971, the Commission for the Disabled/Handicapped (formerly the Mayor’s Commission for the Disabled) was the first organization of its kind in Ocean County to offer such a wide variety of programs for people with disabilities.

Equipment Lending Service

The Commission lends and accepts medical equipment that is new or in good condition.The Commission for the Disabled may refuse certain equipment due to large inventory of items.

Commission Board

Donna Andreas, Co-Chair
Suely Fries, Co-Chair
Karen Galano, Co-Chair
Kristen Cladek
Walter Cooper
Sharon Hollander
Samuel Iorio

Agendas & Minutes

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

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