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Autism Resource Fair to be held at the Sussex County’s Main Library on April 29

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County – The Sussex County Library System (SCLS) is hosting an Autism Resource Fair on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 125 Morris Turnpike in Newton.

It is an opportunity for parents, teachers, and professionals to discover the rich collection of resources available for autistic children, teens, adults and their families living in Sussex County.

Participants include Abilities of Northwest Jersey; representatives from the Sussex County Community College ATC (Adult Transitions Center) and LACE (Learning at College Experience) teams; Allied Wealth Partners Special Needs Division; Children’s Behavioral Health Services; Northern Hills Academy; POAC Autism Services; Project Self Sufficiency; SCARC, including representatives from the Guardianship program; and the Special Child Health Services division of the Sussex County Division of Health.

In addition to valuable resources and information, there will also be door prizes and giveaways from Lakeshore Learning Material, and a visit from Rocky the German Shephard, attending with his handler Detective Justine McCann from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office.

SCLS Youth Services staff will also be on hand to answer questions about library services and promote special Sensory Storytimes and play programs designed to meet the needs of children with sensory challenges.

This event is supported in part with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the New Jersey State Library.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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