The PASSE Expo drew hundreds of community members interested in Special Needs Services. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The Jewish League puts on a puppet show for the kids. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Sue Freivald and Alexandra DeRonde, Co-presidents of PASSE. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Melissa Adasczik, PASSE Executive Director. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
PASSE (Parents Advocating for Special Services in Education) Holds Expo at West Orange High School
Friday, March 15, 2013 • 11:33am
WEST ORANGE, NJ - PASSE, a Special Needs advocacy group in West Orange, last night hosted an information Expo at West Orange High School that provided information for parents of special needs children.
Approximately 52 groups and organizations participated in the Expo, which featured a broad spectrum of services for individuals with special needs. This year's Expo was four times the size of last year's and hundreds turned out to take advantage of getting important information in one place. In addition to information, babysitting and entertainment was available for the children, which included martial arts demonstrations, a ball toss, and a puppet show. Child ID stations were available as well as a cash for gold table. PASSE was on hand to provide information about their group and raise money for their Scholarship, which goes to a graduating senior with Special Needs.
Sue Freivald and Alexandra DeRonde, Co-presidents of PASSE, and Melissa Adasczik, Events Executive Director, spearheaded the Expo. Pediatric Martial Arts partnered the event with PASSE. Special thanks to Crystal Matucci and Paul Del Sordo of PMA who were PASSE's partners.