More than 350 employees of Children’s Specialized Hospital, as well as patients and families at nine different locations including three in Union County — in Mountainside, Fanwood and Roselle Park — participated in “Blow Bubbles for Autism" on April 26.
The bubble blowing was part of a national effort organized by FACES 4 Autism in an effort to break the Guinness World Record for People Blowing Bubbles. The rational was described as follows by Children's Specialized Hospital:
Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope and laughter. They bring people together. When we Blow Bubbles for Autism together, we create a new awareness of families living with autism.
FACES 4 Autism is a nonprofit organization founded by a South Jersey family in 2002 as Families for Autistic Children and dedicated to the education and support of children with autism and their families. The organization started Blowing Bubbles 4 Autism in 2004 and this is their third try for the world record.
A new record will require 37,000 participants nation wide.
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the state’s largest provider of services related to autism. Children’s Specialized Hospital, with the help of Kohl’s Cares, has created community programs that have educated over 10,000 people about autism and provided tools, guides and resources for successful inclusion of people with autism, and their families, into the community. www.childrens-specialized.org