Government officials blow bubbles on State House steps for autism awareness

State officials are hoping to educate the public about autism with a series of events planned this month. April is Autism Awareness Month in New

On Tuesday, officials from several state departments joined

On Tuesday, officials from several state departments joined autism advocates on the steps of the State House to blow bubbles for autism awareness. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

TRENTON - State officials are hoping to educate the public about autism with a series of events planned this month.

April is Autism Awareness Month in New Jersey. 

On Tuesday, officials from several state departments joined autism advocates on the steps of the State House to blow bubbles for autism awareness.

According to the governor's office, more than 12,000 people are on the state's autism registry.

"The CDC recently put out a report that in New Jersey we have a higher incidence, one in 45, different from the rest of the country at 1 in 68," says Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez. "So we want to raise awareness and today we're doing it in a fun way."

On Wednesday night, the governor's mansion in Princeton will be lit up in blue to raise autism awareness.     

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One of the tickets was sold at the 1 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 2 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
The water line feeds many homes and business 3 Water main break in Kearny affects Bayonne
Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East 4 Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East Brunswick
A new United Way ALICE report has found 5 Report: 37% of NJ households can’t afford basic needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

New Jersey reports highest rate of Autism in NJ reports highest rate of autism in the U.S.

New Jersey is now reporting one of the highest rates of autism in the country,

Experts at Eden Autism Services say early diagnosis Autism experts say early diagnosis makes a difference

Experts at Eden Autism Services say early diagnosis can make a world of difference for

Sen. Robert Menendez has introduced new legislation for Menendez proposes bill for young adults with autism

Sen. Robert Menendez has introduced new legislation for young adults with autism who are "aging

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE