SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ– Nancy Richardson Saggio ’88, UC faculty member and Head Volleyball Coach, will host a Special Needs Teen Night at Union Catholic High School on Friday, May 15, from 7-9 pm, along with the C.R.A.Y.O.N Club (Community Raising Autism Yielding Opportunity Now). A

ny child aged 12-17 with special needs is welcome at this event, which will be run by the C.R.A.Y.O.N Club at UC and its co-moderators, Nancy Saggio and Cheryl Rossi, fellow UC faculty member. The night will include music, dancing, face painting, games, arts & crafts, snacks, water & juice.

The May 15 event is the second of its kind to be hosted at UC. It gives children with special needs the chance to socialize with regularly-abled children, and also gives UC students the opportunity to gain a better understanding for children with special needs. The C.R.A.Y.O.N Club at Union Catholic and was formed this year to raise Autism Awareness. Aside from Special Needs Teen Night, the club runs bake sales and other events to raise money to donate to Autism Speaks and other autism organizations. Nancy,

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A mother of four, including a daughter Sammy, who is autistic, Mrs. Saggio recognizes the value of these types of social events, both for children with special needs and for their parents, who enjoy a respite night.   

Contact Nancy by email at for a registration form.

For 52 years, Union Catholic High School has earned its reputation as one of New Jersey's foremost Catholic secondary schools. For information, visit