BerenstainsIt’s a special performance keyed to young audiences with Autism Spectrum Disorder when the Count Basie Theatre hosts the Berenstain Bears Thursday afternoon. 

It’s being described by the Count Basie Theatre as “sensory-friendly… a judgment-free, comfortable environment for families who would otherwise be reluctant to attend a live theatre performance.”

It’s a very special Thursday matinee of The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters the Musical — and when the touring production based on the beloved children’s book characters of Stan and Jan Berenstain rolls into Red Bank on Thursday, it will represent the first in a projected series of events benefitting POAC Autism Services in its mission to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Press release from the English Speaking Union of Monmouth County

Andrew Nowak, an internationally noted scholar in the field of education of students on the autism spectrum, chose central and coastal New Jersey for his recent visit to the United States — and the Monmouth County NJ Branch of the English Speaking Union was pleased to host him.

The London-based educator was announced as the winner of the ESU’s 2015 Walter Hines Page Scholarship, founded by the British English-Speaking Union in the 1920’s to honor the memory of Walter Hines Page, a much-loved American ambassador to England during World War I. This international exchange scholarship enabled Andrew to plan and carry out visits to the nonprofit therapeutic center OASIS tlc in Middletown, the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center in New Brunswick, and Red Bank Regional High School.

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