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Community Options, Inc. Facility Tour

Today I went to see the Daily Plan It facility in Morristown, which is part of the Community Options group. The Daily Plan It is just one of a few business that Community Options has started to employ people with severe disabilities throughout New Jersey. Community Options is nationally based and headquartered in Princeton. Their mission is to create residential and employment supports for people with disabilities using technology and training. The people in their program make minimum wage, which is impressive compared to other programs that employ people with disabilities. It gives them a sense of self-worth and pride in themselves and the job that they do every day. I had the opportunity to chat with a few of the employees and their message was clear: they were happy to be there, working with their friends and colleagues, and living in a home with their peers. It was a really incredible organization and the work they do for the residents of New Jersey is immeasurable.