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Autism Music Fest Brainchild of 14-Year-Old Fanwood Girl
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Fanwood hosts first annual Rockin' For Autism Music Festival Saturday
Posted on www.mycentraljersey.com - April 11, 2016
Autism New Jersey Ambassador, Mallory Banks is dedicated to shining a light on the autism spectrum. Since 2011 — when she was only 9 — Mallory has tirelessly raised awareness for autism and more than $10,000 for research. Autism hits close to home for Mallory because her older brother, Ethan, 16, is diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder.
This year, the 14-year-old is amping it up a notch with her brainchild — the Rockin’ For Autism Music Festival. Intended to raise awareness and funds for autism research, Saturday's all-day festival features more than her annual bake sale. With musical acts, food trucks, vendors, autism workshops, raffles, an obstacle course, sports clinics and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Youth Baseball Opening Day ceremony, the event is sure to rev up awareness and donations to the cause as it marks Autism Awareness Month. Read more>>
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On Wednesday, the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey simplified the work for the tens of thousands of families in the state who struggle with these decisions and the complicated government bureaucracies that pay for them.
The organization released a 64-page free guide "The Journey to Community Housing with Supports," with numerous community training sessions to follow so families will know how to make the most of it. Learn more>>
Rockin' For Autism kicks off inaugural music festival on April 16
April 5, 2016
To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism research, the Town of Fanwood will be hosting its first annual Rockin' For Autism Music Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at LaGrande Park. The all-day festival will feature a variety of local musical acts, food trucks, local vendors, autism workshops and clinics, an obstacle course, a bake sale and raffles, and will coincide with the Scotch Plains Fanwood Youth Baseball Association Opening Day Ceremony.
All proceeds will be donated to Autism NJ, the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Those wishing to donate online may do so at https://www.crowdrise.com/rockin-for-autism-2016/fundraiser/rockinforautism2016.