ROSELLE, NJ - BOLD Community Care Services will be hosting Cooking and Connecting, an opportunity for teens and young adults with special needs to connect with their peers in the community and to make new friends.

Led by Master Chef Nadia, participants will be able to create a complete meal, from start to finish, including dessert, then enjoy the delicious meal they created together with their new friends.

“Our challenged children have a hard time finding situations to socialize in a safe environment,” said Courtney Washington, the organizations' founder and executive director. “This event will provide an opportunity for participants with special needs to develop peer relationships and have fun. Youth and young adults with special needs are entitled to benefit from the same recreational opportunities as their peers without disabilities and this event is a great start in what our organization aims to do by bridging the gap"

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The event is set for Saturday, April 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at Culinary Arte, 124-A Locust Street in Roselle. To register visit or contact Charlene Pearson at

For more information on BOLD Community Care Services and their programs contact them at 908-445-5474 or email at is Roselle’s official electronic news source! To get your free daily Roselle or Roselle Park news, click on your town. 

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