Free community events in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month.
In recognition of April as Autism Acceptance Month, the Union County Board of Commissioners presents a new edition of free online programming for persons with disabilities and special needs, featuring interactive fun for the whole family. The series is hosted by the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs.
“We introduced the new virtual series last fall, to help special needs families continue to access entertaining and enriching programs during the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We are very happy to bring it back by popular demand, and we encourage everyone to join in the fun.”
The two upcoming events are:
- Virtual Dance Party -- Friday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for ages 13 and up.
- Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer – Sunday, April 25, 11:00 a.m. – noon and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., for all ages.
Participation in the live, interactive series is free but pre-registration is required through Union County’s activity registration page at www.ucnj.org/opdsn-reg. Space is limited to 100 participants in each event.
Those who are registered will receive their online event link a few days in advance of each event.
The Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs also hosts free virtual yoga, karate, and craft programs through GoToMeeting. To register visit ucnj.org/opdsn-reg. Please note that space is limited and programs fill up quickly.
The Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs is a unit of the Division of Individual & Family Support Services in the Union County Department of Human Services. For more information on all programs and services of the Office, visit online at ucnj.org/departments/human-services/opdsn or call 908-527-4807.
For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
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