Autism Family Times with Brianna, Inc., Brings Teens Together for Fun and Camaraderie
Sunday, February 3, 2013 • 8:24am
WESTFIELD, NJ—Autistim Family Times With Brianna, Inc., held its first evening of fun and friendship with special needs teens on Friday evening, Jan. 18.
“Lead mentors for our group are Alexandra Kapadia, who attends Westfield High School, and eighth-grade student Alexandra Jackman, who attends Roosevelt Intermediate School,” said Claudette Bardwil, president of Autistic Family Times With Brianna, Inc. “We are lucky. Our peer mentors are typical teenagers who live in and around the neighborhoods of Westfield, Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Each of our peer mentors look forward to working side-by-side with special needs teens.”
“Together as a team, the mentors plan fun and exciting activities for the group,” she said. “Our first group endeavor took place on Friday, January 18, at Forest Road Park Recreational Building in Fanwood.”
“It was a wonderful evening,” she continued. “Eleven teens and their peer mentors worked together and created an exciting talent show. It was amazing! We all celebrated together.”
The next event will take place on Friday, Feb. 22. Autism Family Times with Brianna’s peer mentors will organize another exciting evening of theme-based activities. All teens with special needs are invited to attend.
To register or for more information, email AFTEVENTS@GMAIL.COM or call 908-889-8860.