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Disability Awareness Fair on October 18th

Posted September 30, 2015


In co-sponsorship with the Learning Disability Association of NJ [LDANJ] and the East Brunswick Public Schools, the East Brunswick Public Library will commemorate Disability Awareness Month with a fair on Sunday October 18 at 2 p.m.

This fair includes over twenty informational providers, with keynote speakers Anne Ford and John-Richard Thompson at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Disability Awareness Month is essential in helping to create understanding as well as celebrate individuals with disabilities. Individuals live with their disability, but should not be defined by them. They deserve equal treatment and respect. People typically hear very little, if anything, about the history of disabilities in America.

Some of the many exhibitors include: The Arc of NJ; Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Tri CHADD NJ); Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired; Community Access Unlimited; Family Support Center of NJ; NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education; NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities; East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks; Special Strides; and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN). You can find the entire list at http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/

Keynote Speakers

ANNE FORD is author of the acclaimed memoir Laughing Allegra about raising her daughter with severe learning disabilities; On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD; The Forgotten Child.; and A Special Mother. Ford’s story of raising a child with LD has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, and on NPR, NBC, and Lifetime.

JOHN-RICHARD THOMPSON, an award-winning playwright and novelist and has collaborated with Anne Ford at NCLD and on her three previous books, including A Special Mother.

To find more information about the fair and register for free, please visit http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/

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