Discover Resources At Upcoming Family Day Event

Residents of Morris County and surrounding communities are invited to a Family Fun Day and Resource Fair on Sun., July 31, from noon to 4 p.m., at Central Park of Morris County. Ave. The feature of this free event – held rain or shine – will be a competitive Wheelchair Softball Game at the park’s Challenger Field from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Those attending will have the opportunity to experience firsthand Morris County’s fully accessible ball field and playground, while gathering valuable information presented by vendors about a range of available disability services and resources in the community. The event is being sponsored by DAWN Center for Independent Living, a non-profit agency serving people with disabilities in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties.

“This event will provide an opportunity to bring together all members of the community not only to have a fun day with the family, but also to gather valuable information on disability services and supports available in surrounding communities,” said Carmela Slivinski, executive director at DAWN Center for Independent Living. “Last year, this event observed the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It was such a success that the staff and board of Directors at DAWNcil decided to make it an annual event.”

DAWN Center for Independent Living (DAWNcil), based in Denville, is a non-profit agency that assists individuals with disabilities in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties with many services, including advocacy, information and referral, peer support, independent living skills trainings, employment opportunities and more. DAWNcil also administers the Morris and Sussex County Early Intervention Service Coordination Units, offering quality services and support to families of children from birth to three years who have delays and disabilities.

Table space is limited. Vendors or organizations wishing to reserve a table at the event should call DAWNcil at 973-625-1940 as soon as possible to request a reservation form. Vendors must provide their own cover in the event of inclement weather. For more information, call DAWNcil at 973-625-1940 or email

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