TOMS RIVER – Individuals, families, caregivers, and prospective professionals are invited to the Ocean County Library’s Fourth Annual Autism Resources Fair, Saturday, Apr. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Toms River Branch.
The Fair will offer 40 state and county agencies, non-profit organizations, support and service groups for all ages, educational institutions, law experts, volunteers and entertainers.
Entertainment and activities will include “Songs & Silliness” by Mr. Jon & Friends, balloon art by Cheryl Schwendel, costumed characters and face painting by A Land and Sea Mermaid, therapy dogs, adult creative space, sensory play, and trivia for teens.
Instructive workshops will be staged by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc., and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office. Workshop attendees are eligible for Certificates of Completion.
Aspiring professionals can meet with representatives of Georgian Court University, Kean University and Rutgers University for information about Applied Behavioral Analysis Programs, and also can learn about opportunities in supervised field work with agencies that provide ABA therapy.
The Autism Resources Fair is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome, although space for the music program and for the educational workshops is limited. Online registration for “Songs & Silliness” and for the workshops will begin on March 1.
The branch is located at 101 Washington Street. To register, call the branch, 732-349-6200, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events.
The Fair is sponsored by the Ocean County Library Foundation. The list of participating organizations includes: