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Autism Resource Fair Coming to Jackson Library April 14

March 14, 2018

JACKSON – The Ocean County Library’s Cultural Awareness Team will host an autism resource fair at the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2 Jackson Drive.

The fair, entitled “Your Child Has Autism: Now What?”, will focus on individuals who have been recently diagnosed. Families and caregivers can meet organizations, health care professionals, and autism experts to help them navigate the beginning stages of their journey.

The fair will feature activities for children, including craft activities and performances by Mr. Scott the Music Man and balloon artist Debby Pease. Attendees can also meet therapy dogs and take photos with costumed “Star Wars” characters from the 501st Legion.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

Representatives from the following organizations will be present: Alpha School, Gateway School, Harbor School, Autism NJ, Brain Builders, Caring Family Community Services, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Children’s Wellness & Development Center, Hybridge Learning Group, Jackson Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), Jackson Special Education, The Milestones Center, Ocean County Family Support Organization, PerformCare, POAC Autism Services, Sensory Playground, Speech Language Associates, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), Sunny Days Early Childhood Development Center, and more.

Registration is not required for this free event. For more information, call 732-928-4400, ext. 4.