This Saturday May 11th, the Asbury Park Recreation Committee is hosting their first Family Fun BBQ to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

The event takes place at Springwood Park (between Springwood and Atkins Avenues) from 1-3pm (there is a rain date of next Saturday, May 18th).

This FREE even is open to all families, including those raising children with autism. There will be food, music, and arts & crafts. The event will also feature outdoor activities including bean bag tosses, frisbee throwing, and parachute games.

The event, which welcomes all families—including those raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, will feature food, music, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities. Children will be able to participate in sand art, parachute games, frisbee throwing, bean bag tosses and more.

Jesse Kendle, Chair of the Recreation Committee, said:

[The] goal is to explore new ideas and provide recreational opportunities for the diverse needs of the Asbury Park community. [The] hope is to provide an opportunity for parents to connect with each other in a non-judgmental setting - it’s important for everyone in Asbury Park to feel like a part of the community. Providing accessible events like the Family Fun Barbecue allows families to connect and provides opportunities for children with ASD to practice social skills, develop friendships, and explore their interests.

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