The community is invited to spring into action at ECLC of New Jersey’s Wellness Fair & Fitness Walk on Saturday, May 4, at ECLC’s Chatham school for students with special needs!

The one-mile walk steps off at 9:30 a.m., and follows a leisurely path around the neighborhood. It will end back at ECLC in time for the start of the Wellness Fair. Registration costs just $5 per walker. Those who pre-register will receive an ECLC drawstring bag. Registration is open at www.eclcofnj.org. Check-in and registration on event day open at 9 a.m.

The free Wellness Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with interactive demos and presentations, a vendor fair, kids' activities, health screenings, dance performances, door prizes, fitness, nutrition, yoga, music, giveaways, summer camp representatives, pet therapy and much more.

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The events take place at the ECLC Chatham School at 21 Lum Ave., located directly behind the Chatham Borough municipal building on Fairmont Avenue. Childcare will be available, staffed by ECLC teachers and volunteers. For more information, please contact Wellness Fair Coordinator: Anne Fields (973-635-1700 X423).

About ECLC of New Jersey

ECLC stands for “Education, Careers & Lifelong Community” and serves nearly 900 children and adults from 11 counties who have special needs, including autism, Down syndrome and multiple disabilities. ECLC is an accredited, nonprofit with two private schools in Chatham and Ho-Ho-Kus, educating 265 students, and offering adult programs and services.

ECLC offers employment and transition services through an affiliate, Community Personnel Services (CPS). Specialists from CPS help adults with disabilities find jobs in their communities and provide ongoing support and advocacy in the workplace. CPS also offers support coordination.

Graduates who are not ready for the workplace can enter the  P.R.I.D.E. Adult Program, with centers in Florham Park and Paramus. Almost 180 adults are enrolled in the P.R.I.D.E. Program, which is exclusively for ECLC’s graduates. Adults in P.R.I.D.E. spend meaningful days continuing to learn and grow throughout adulthood. Learn more about ECLC at www.eclcofnj.org.