Sidney Blanchard

    • Media Contact:
      Amy Delman
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Executive Director
    • Organization:Community Access Unlimited
    • Area of Expertise:Group homes for developmentally disabled

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Group homes for developmentally disabled
      Summary of expertise:
      Since 1979, Sid has spearheaded Community Access Unlimited. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in Psychology. Working within the social services field for 35 years with extensive experience working with people with disabilities, Sid still has the desire to teach, learn, and contribute to society.
      Selected as a honoree in the Public Private Partnership Awards
      (July, 2016)

      Healthcare Heroes: Education Hero Finalist (April, 2015)

      Prior media experience:
      March 27th, 2018 - "A Profile of Community Access Unlimited, Based in Elizabeth, NJ" - 106.7 LiteFM

      March 26th, 2018 - "Joanne Oppelt from Community Access
      Unlimited" - 1450WCTC

      March 17th, 2018 - "Joanne Oppelt" - Family Radio

      March 6th, 2018 - "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month' is Year Round at CAU" - WBGO

      March 5th, 2018 - "Developmentally Disabled People Not As Hidden Or Ignored " - NJ 101.5

      December 20th, 2017 - "Community Access Unlimited Supporting the Disabled on ROI - NJ"

      October 26, 2017 Our City - “Community Access Unlimited NJ (CAU)”

      September 18, 2017
      Comcast Newsmaker, "Employment Services with Joanne Oppelt"

      July 10, 2017
      Joanne Oppelt Interview on 101.5

      June 20, 2017
      ara Pavia Discusses Production of ‘Aladdin Jr’ on WCTC Radio

      April 27, 2017 The Local Source “CAU celebrates its members with Autism Awareness Month,”

      April 18, 2017
      “Tim Williams, Union County Interfaith Council – Speed Dating For House Of Worship,” on WFME Radio

      April 5, 2017
      Tracy Honig Featured on WCTC Radio

      March 2, 2017
      Joanne Opplet Featured on "Our City"

      December 21, 2016
      1888 Press Release
      "Community Access Unlimited Was Recognized By New Jersey League of Municipalities And NJBIZ"

      December 18, 2016
      My Central
      "Fanwood: Borough, CAU receive partnership awards"

      November 30, 2016
      My Central Jersey
      "CAU celebrates opening of new main office"

      November 29, 2016
      "Elizabeth nonprofit cuts ribbon on new HQ"

      November 28, 2016
      TAPinto Elizabeth
      "Community Access Unlimited Opens New Headquarters on West Grand Street"

      October 29, 2016 WFME 1560AM National Disability Employment Awareness Month

      October 16, 2016
      Tap Into Westfield
      "Video of Union County Day of Prayer Service in Westfield"

      October 13, 2016
      Tapinto Piscataway
      "Imam Raouf Zaman of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County: ‘We are One Human Race’"

      October 12, 2016
      "Union County Day of Prayer draws nearly 600"

      October 6, 2016
      Tapinto Piscataway
      "Interfaith Prayer Service in Westfield Draws Hundreds"

      September 29, 2016
      The Westfield Leader
      "Day of Prayer to Be Held
      At St. Helen’s October 5"

      September 27, 2016
      The Westfield Leader and Scotch Plains
      "Union County Day of Prayer Draws Nearly 600 People"

      September 26, 2016
      "Westfield church to host Union County Day of Prayer on Oct. 5"

      May 25, 2016
      "Design Shorts: A Sampling of 4 New Developments"

      Feb. 17, 2016
      GlobeSt. and
      "Union County Nonprofit Takes Independent Approach To Affordable Housing"

      Dec. 30, 2015
      Community Access Unlimited Day of Prayer Religious Leaders Interviewed on "Kinship of Catholics and Jews"

      November 16, 2015
      NJ BIZ
      "Real Estate & Construction Report: Engineering access'

      Tuesday, October 14, 2015
      "Union County Day of Prayer draws leaders together”

      Monday, September 28, 2015
      "Community Access Unlimited opens property in Fanwood”

      Friday, September 25, 2015
      Westfield TAP
      "Community Access Unlimited Opens Mixed-Use Property in Union

      Wednesday, September 2015
      Fanwood NJ Page
      "Borough Fanwood 's newest mixed-use building opens its doors"

      Wednesday, September 2015
      Article, "Grand Opening of Cutting-Edge Mixed-Use Property For People with
      Disabilities and Without Disabilities and Commercial Businesses"

      Wednesday, September 2, 2015
      Scotch Plains/Fanwood TAP
      "Grand Opening of Fanwood CAU Facility Set for Sept. 23”

      Tuesday, August 25, 2015
      Suburban News/
      "Sept. 23 is grand opening of CAU's mixed-use property in Fanwood"

      Wednesday, August 5, 2015
      The News Record
      "Nonprofit provides inclusive theater production, involving local teen”

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015; Suburban News; Jersey Tribune
      Sidney Blanchard, Community Access Unlimited, honored by NJBIZ

      Wednesday, June 17, 2015
      The Courier News
      A very special Prom becomes a night to remember,"

      Monday, June 15, 2015
      The Star-Ledger/NJ Advanced Media
      “Ball gowns, balloons and Pharrell: A prom with a difference,"

      Thursday, March 26, 2015
      Rebekah Novemsky Interviewed on News With Mary Alice Williams - March Is
      Disability Month

      Tuesday, February 10, 2015
      Sid Blanchard Interviewed on Our City With Mayor Chris Bollwage - CAU

      Thursday, January 22, 2015
      Suburban News
      Article, "Former Developmental Center resident gets a new home thanks to
      Community Access Unlimited,"

      Wednesday, December 3, 2014
      The Home News Tribune
      Article, "Former Developmental Center resident gets a new home thanks to
      Community Access Unlimited,"

      Thursday, November 13, 2014
      "Discussing Developmental Disabilities: Community Access Unlimited (CAU)
      Featured in New Jersey Monthly,"

      Saturday, September 20, 2014
      The Star-Ledger
      NJ Advanced Media
      Article, "Union County Day of Prayer: faith leaders highlight common bonds
      among religions,"

      Thursday, September 15, 2014
      The Home News Tribune
      Article, "Day of Prayer focuses on commonalities of the Golden Rule,"

      Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The Home News Tribune
      Article, "Google Glass aids NJ woman with disability,"

      Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Star-Ledger
      NJ Advanced Media
      Article, "Google Glass opens up new experiences for Westfield woman with
      limited mobility,"

      Monday, June 30, 2014
      Union County Patches
      Article, "CAU Of Union County Hosts Prom For Members,"

      Wednesday, May 7, 2014
      WCTC AM radio
      Sidney Blanchard Interview on Jersey Central Discusses CAU's 35th

      Tuesday, May 6, 2014
      The Home News Tribune/The Courier News;
      Article, "Community Access Unlimited, based -Union County, celebrates 35
      years of helping people with disabilities,"

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Hunterdon Review
      "A Helping Hand And A Set Of Wheels,"

      Tuesday, April 8, 2014
      The Hunterdon County Democrat/
      "Dreams come true for Hunterdon County woman thanks to Community Access

      Tuesday, February 4, 2014
      The Courier News/The Home News Tribune
      "Op-Ed, Keeping lights on for those most in need,"

      Tuesday, December 3, 2013
      Suburban News/
      "Power generating Community Access Unlimited is stronger than the storm,"

      Tuesday, November 19, 2013
      [OPINION] Community Group Homes Offer Superior Service Compared To
      Developmental Centers

      Tuesday, November 19, 2013
      The Star-Ledger
      Senator To Hold Hearing On Woodbridge Closing For Disabled

      Monday, November 4, 2013
      WCTC AM radio
      Sidney Blanchard Interview on Jersey Central Discusses The CAU Advantage

      Wednesday, October 30, 2013
      WGLS FM radio
      Sidney Blanchard Interview on A Community Affair About Superstorm Sandy's
      One Year Anniversary

      Wednesday, October 23, 2013
      WRNJ radio
      Sidney Blanchard Interview on A Community Affair About Superstorm Sandy's
      One Year Anniversary

      Wednesday, October 23, 2013
      Suburban News
      Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth provides permanent or portable

      Friday, October 18, 2013
      NJ Today

      August 2, 2013
      The Homes News Tribune
      The Courier News
      "Elizabeth organization looks to integrate more people with developmental
      disabilities into community with new 12-unit apartment building,"

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