Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2016

Family Services Town Hall Focuses on Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

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Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Elizabeth Mayor. J. Christian Bollwage, Autism Speaks New Jersey Executive Director Heather Hayes and other officials at the Family Services Town Hall meeting in Elizabeth Saturday to bring together young adults with autism, families, adult service providers and state resources in a positive and collaborative atmosphere.

The town hall focused on the transition of young adults on the autism spectrum from adolescence into adulthood. The panel included advocates, experts and service providers, all of whom are educated and knowledgeable about adult autism services in New Jersey.

The event was co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and Senator Menendez, and hosted in partnership with Union County, City of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Public School District, Elizabeth Board of Education, and Moving New Jersey Forward Foundation.

For more information, visit www.autismspeaks.org.

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