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Nijole Ciegene receives Excellence in Program Service award

Throughout the next couple of weeks we will be highlighting four recipients of the Excellence in Program Service Award given out during the Annual Employee Recognition Dinner held on May 21st.
Today we are honored to highlight Nijole Ciegene. Nijole works in the agency’s Horizon School, delivering direct services to students with multiple disabilities. The agency selected just four individuals …out of a staff of more than 500 to receive this prestigious award, which honors those staff members who have demonstrated exceptional service in meeting the needs of those served by CPNJ.

Stephen Burke’s Family, who nominated Nijole, praised about her saying: “Nelly is a loving, extremely patient, eager to learn new strategies to assist Stephen…wonderful and great lady.”

Mark: Horizon School Student & Published Author!

Horizon School occupational therapist Trish McKenna was asked to speak at her daughter’s school about Horizon School. For help, she turned to Mark, a Horizon School student who agreed to write a story about himself and his school so other students could better understand children with disabilities. Trish had the book bound and printed to read during her visit — the students she visited with now know about Mark and Horizon School and Mark is now a published author!