The town of West New York joined forces with the Board of Education and numerous health-related organizations on Saturday, for an autism awareness day at the Middle School.

In addition to providing literature on autism, the event featured many interactive programs and activities for children, including bouncy houses, crafts, face painting and board games.

Approximately 15 vendors were on hand to provide educational information on Autism Spectrum Disorder, including the West New York Education Association and North Hudson Community Action Corporation.

This was the first time the town of West New York and its elected Commissioners teamed up with the local Board of Education to gold an autism-related, awareness event.  Mayor Albio Sires says it will not be the last.

Approximately 400 West New York residents attended Saturday’s event.

With April being Autism Awareness Month, it was easy to see that those in attendance clearly understood the day’s message; acceptance and understanding for the district’s children…all of the district’s children, is needed.  We must be compassionate of every child, and adult, in our surroundings.




  1. It was an amazing day, celebrating kindness to all, however It would be nice to have an annual celebration, at all schools during the school day, similar to ready across America. In that way, we will have more teachers and caregivers participating because they spend most of the school day with the kids.
    However it was well organized.

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