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March 27, 2014: 13th Annual Wellness Conference
Keynote Address: Dr. Margaret Swarbrick

March 24, 2014- Rutgers OTA students & Kean OT students -

Learning together

Congratulations to our first graduates who are now Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant's (posted 3/20/14)
Christine Pappas, COTA
Lucy McKaig, COTA

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program  at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.

 ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is



Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Jersey

My name is Gloria English and I am a Health Care Service Coordinator with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Jersey. We are the world's leading health agency dedicated to curing over 43 different types of muscle wasting diseases. We provide vital medical services to families living with neuromuscular disease, such as, clinics, support groups, durable medical equipment and SUMMER CAMP! During the summer, we host a camp for children ages 6-17 with various forms of neuromuscular diseases. We are searching for stellar volunteers to work with our campers during this amazing week. This year camp will be at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick, NJ from August 16-22, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for students to acquire some volunteer hours, build their resume (especially if they are studying in a career field involving caring for others or working with children), and they will have the opportunity to gain memories that will last a lifetime. We would love the opportunity to give a 10-15 minute presentation about our camp program and hopefully the students will be inspired to volunteer. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about this incredible opportunity. (I have also embedded the flyer below if you would like to forward the message to your student body)

Each counselor will have their own camper to care for. Each camper is at a different progression of their disease. As the counselor, the students would be in charge of helping their camper with ADLs (as needed) - getting dressed in the morning, personal hygiene, transferring, toileting, and then of course swimming, playing balloon volleyball and much more! Volunteer counselors receive an orientation and training that includes wheelchair techniques, lifting and transfers, personal hygiene and emergency procedures. Medical staff are available 24/7 throughout the week to meet any health care needs that may arise.

For more information, please visit our website at

Thank you for your consideration!
Gloria English-Health Care Coordinator/MDA Summer Camp Director

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Joint Solution Program

Wonderful opportunity - you will learn all about recovery after total joint replacement surgery

and you will have opportunities to interact with clients.

Contact Ulanda Marcus-Aiyeku, MSN, RN, Clinical Program Manager


Intensive Therapeutics
Volunteers Needed!
2 Programs for Children with Special Needs
This Summer 2014!

All therapy programs are supervised and developed by
occupational therapists.

1. Camp Helping Hands
A constraint-induced movement therapy program for children with CP
June 30th to July 25th (Monday through Friday, and NO July 4th: holiday)
8:00AM to 4:00PM

2. Camp Leaps and Bounds
A program for children with Autism and/or sensory-motor needs
July 28th to August 22nd (Monday through Friday for 4 weeks)
8:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: The Presbyterian Church in Westfield,
140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ, 07090

An orientation is mandatory and occurs prior to each camp. Part-time options are available too.

Please contact us at:
or email:

Don Scott Matthews, OT, MS
Executive Director
Office: 973-771-1582
Fax: 973-337-2213
Cell: 973-930-9099



Rutgers - OTA Program Director, Catherine Colucci meets AOTA President Ginny Stoffel!
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Fall Symposium
November 1, 2013





















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