Mayor Nominates Special Needs Manager
Pursuing Master’s Degree with Autism Concentration for Special Needs Commission
To fill a vacant position on
the Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Special Needs, Mayor Kelly Yaede has
nominated a residential manager for special needs clients currently pursuing a
Master’s Degree with a concentration in Autism Studies.
Yaede has nominated Hamilton
resident Cailin McGuinness to serve on the Township’s Special Needs Commission.
McGuinness currently serves as
a residential manager for the ARC Mercer for special needs clients. Previously, she worked as a home health aide
for the Medicare Personal Preference Program, as well as an administrative
assistant for Medical Diagnostics Laboratories.
Prior, McGuinness served as an occupational therapy intern with the
Joseph F. Cappello School.
Additionally, McGuinness holds
a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Richard Stockton College and is
currently pursuing a Masters of Education Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
with a concentration in Autism Studies through Arcadia University.
“As a resident who has worked
to serve special needs citizens and hopes to focus my career in the field of
Autism Spectrum Disorders, I am excited for the opportunity to serve as a
member of the Special Needs Commission,” says McGuinness. “I want to thank Mayor Yaede for nominating
me for this position.”
“Cailin is an impressive young
woman, who possesses both a professional and educational background that will
serve the commission well,” explains Mayor Yaede.
McGuinness’ nomination will be
presented to the Township Council for final approval in the coming weeks.
The Mayor's Commission on
Persons with Special Needs is an advisory body that seeks to make
recommendations for policies and programs related to the best interests of
individuals with physical and developmental disabilities within Hamilton
Township. Likewise, the Commission
periodically undertakes initiatives proposed by the Mayor to serve citizens
with special needs, such as the Hamilton Township Resource Guide for Persons
with Special Needs, which residents can access via HamiltonNJ.com/SpecialNeeds