Mayor’s Council on Special Needs


  1. Continue to provide Saturday Night Out Program for special needs residents.
  2. Increase fundraising efforts to support Saturday Night Out Program.
  3. Expand programming and recreational clinics for special needs residents.
  4. Advocate for housing and transportation resources for special needs residents.

    The mission of the Mayors Special Needs Council of Manalapan is to promote awareness of, and provide programs and opportunities for, individuals with disabilities and families of those who have disabilities.

    Our volunteers include individuals with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, educators and residents with a desire to reach out and help the community.

    Community involvement is an invaluable resource that will contribute to the accomplishment of our goals.

    If there is something we can do to help you or if you are interested in helping us, please contact the Mayors Special Needs Council (MSNC) via email, or call 732-446-3200, ext 4002.  Mayors Special Needs Council meets the first Thursday of each month.

     Committee Members
    • Lynn Becker
    • Patricia Gleim
    • Ellen Hoffman
    • Sheila Sasnow
    • Traci Silver


    Allied Wealth Partners & the Special Needs Division Webinar Schedule:

    AWP Special Needs Division presents their Summer Webinar: “Understanding the DDD Budget & Services Available”

     Thursday August 11th:  Understanding the DDD Budget and the Services Available for your child with special needs.


    • Featuring: Trisha Bailey, New Jersey Support Coordination at Caregivers of NJ


    Please register in advance for this event:



    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




    And stay tuned for more info on the Fall Webinar,

    • Thursday September 13: SCARC Guardianship Services



    An overview of the seminar series speakers & topics are as follows:

    Thursday August 11th:

    “Understanding the DDD Budget & Services Available”

    Trisha Bailey, Support Coordinator & Trainer.

    New Jersey Support Coordination at Caregivers of N.J.


    Tuesday September 13th:

    “Is guardianship right for you child with special needs?”

    SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. Panel discussion.

    A Road Map for Families considering Guardianship.

    Thursday October 13th

    “Helping Special Needs Adults Prepare For, Find & Keep a Good Job”

    Adam Kubler, Director of “Project Hire”

    Arc of New Jersey


    Tuesday November 15th:

    “SSI & Medicaid Bootcamp”

    Celine Fortin, Associate Executive Director, Arc of New Jersey

    Learn how these valuable federal benefits programs can help your family member and how to apply!


    The NJ Department of Human Services has updated their resource guide! 

    Attached for your convenience.