Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 21, 2021

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with Paint in the Park

COVID-19 precautions will be observed at this event.

Union County, NJ – In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Union County residents of all ages are invited to participate in Paint in the Park, on Tuesday, April 27, at Mattano Park, located at 360-484 5th Avenue in Elizabeth. This event is completely free and is sponsored by The Union County Board of County Commissioners, through the Office for Persons with Disabilities & Special Needs in the Department of Human Services.

“Paint in the Park is an enriching outdoor event that brings awareness to Autism, while giving our residents the opportunity the express themselves creatively,” said Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Paint in the Park encourages participants to express what Autism means to them by painting on a t-shirt. Participants will also be able to take the shirt home to wear all year long. 

Paint in the Park will begin at 5:30pm and end at 7:30pm.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.ucnj.org/opdsn-reg.

Masks are required and must be worn by all participants, and social distancing guidelines must be observed.

This event is partnered by the Elizabeth Education Association, Elizabeth Parent Support Group, Elizabeth Strong, and Union County Spectrum All Stars.

For more information, please contact the Union County Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs by phone at (908) 527-4781.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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