Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella (l.) and Freeholder Vice Chairman Linda Carter appear with performing artist Tom Chapin at the premiere of the Union County Sensory Friendly Theater Series at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. As part of Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella’s “Putting People First” initiative, the series is designed especially for youngsters with autism or related conditions who experience heightened sensory sensitivity.

The next performance in the Series, Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, is scheduled for October 7 presented by Pushcart Players; followed by Pinocchio, presented by the New Jersey Ballet on November 4.  For more information call the UCPAC box office at 732-499-8226 or visit