|Harold J Poltrock, Esq.|
|Dr. Karen M. Ensle, RD|
|Tendai Ndoro, |
|Sidney W. Blanchard|
|Adelaide Daskam, |
|Robert C. Griffin, |
|Audrey Vasey |
|Kathy Wiener, |
|Myrta Rosa, |
|Maxine Neuhauser |
|Shawanna Hicks |
Honorary Board Member:
Martin Poltrock, M.A
Nicholas Scalera, M.S
Scalera Consulting Services, Past State Director of DCP&P (formerly DYFS)
Walter Kalman, MSW, LSW
Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, NJ Chapter
Why CAU Exists: Global Mission Statement
People with disabilities are productive, independent citizens living real lives integrated into a real community.
Members with developmental, emotional, physical or social disabilities and those who fall through the cracks of the social service systems will be one or more of the following:
Integrated in to communities that:
* Welcome, and
* Accept them
* Living independently
* Paying taxes
* Managing money
Exercising their civil rights toward self determination
Experiencing personal growth and development
* Professional capacity
* Social capacity
* Healthy lifestyles
CAU’s Values and Beliefs: Global Board Governance Commitment
The purpose of the Board, on behalf of the ownership, is to see to it that Community Access Unlimited:
•Achieves appropriate results for the appropriate cost
•Avoids unacceptable actions and situations
The ownership is those organizations and individuals who hold a preponderance of similar basic beliefs/values and approaches which, if achieved, will allow people with disabilities to be productive, independent citizens, living real lives integrated into a real community.
These basic values/beliefs are:
2.Holistic interactions as value members of a social activist movement
3.Equal treatment as citizens
4.Equally valued as members of a social activist movement
5.Choice and self-determination
6.Real lives in real homes
These approaches for achievement are:
1.The empowerment of people with disabilities to locate, develop, obtain or capture the necessary resources for individual uses as well as for building a community support system.
2.The development of a culture and politics based on equality and full citizenship for all people.
3.Framing issues, polices and practices holistically and not in the medical model or through segregation terms.
4.The organizing of people and groups into mutually supportive and caring neighborhood and community at large.
5.Building customized personal support systems one person at a time.