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'Mostly Music' cheers families of autistic

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - The Star Ledger



NEWARK: Families affected by autism are taking advantage of a program offered by The Autism Center of New Jersey Medical School titled "Mostly Music."
Supported by a grant from The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation of Ridgewood, this program provides live musical entertainment in a monitored and supportive venue. Parents and adolescents with autism enjoy the music, camaraderie and social opportunity the evening provides.

The next "Mostly Music" event will take place on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. at the University Behavioral Health Science Building on the UMDNJ Campus, 183 South Orange Ave.

Cuban Jam, a salsa band based in Jersey City, will provide the musical entertainment.

"Mostly Music," conceived in 2004 as a way to engage families affected by autism, is part of "Bridging the Gap," an innovative outreach program for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders and their parents and family members.

The program is designed to entertain families with live musical performances, in an atmosphere of friendship and support.