Left to Right: Congressman Chris Smith, Library Commission Chair Ruthanne Scaturro, Ocean County Commissioner Joseph H. Vicari, Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs Director Stephen Scaturro, Library Director Susan Quinn.
The Ocean County Library hosted Rep Smith for a tour of its 4th Annual Autism Resources Fair, held during National Autism Awareness Month.
He was met by Ocean County Commissioner Joseph H. Vicari, the Board’s liaison to the Library; Ocean County Library Commission Chair, Ruthanne Scaturro; Ocean County Department of Consumer Affairs Director Stephen Scaturro; Library Director Susan Quinn; and Ocean County Library Staff.
Congressman Chris Smith visited the Toms River Branch during National Autism Awareness Month. Here he reviews the programs and activities in the library’s 4th Annual Autism Resources Fair held virtually in 2021. Congressman Smith was recipient of the Congressional Leadership Award by the “Autism Speaks” national advocacy group for his leadership on behalf of individuals with autism and their families. Congressman Smith authored the Autism CARES Act of 2019 to authorize $1.8 billion over five years to help children and adults with autism by funding research, early detection and treatment with broad bipartisan support and which was signed into law on September 30, 2019 by President Donald J. Trump.
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