Parents and caregivers of children, teens and adults with special needs will soon have some additional relief, thanks to the Forsyth County Public Library’s special needs resource fair.
The fair, which will host a number of groups dedicated to helping those with special needs, will offer patrons a range of library materials that can help on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the Cumming Library.
Fusion Gymnastics, Special Olympics Forsyth County, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability, Forsyth County Schools Special Education, Building Bridges Therapy, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Special Needs Awareness of Public Safety (S.N.A.P.S.) and others will be present.
“If someone needs a specific accommodation, we invite that patron to contact us and we will make every effort possible to accommodate that need,” said Jennifer Forbes, information services supervisor at the Cumming Library. “As a parent of a child with special needs, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth to get referrals to the services we need in piecemeal fashion.
“The Cumming Library’s special needs resource fair is designed to connect individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers with multiple resources all at once.”
The event is free and advance registration is not required. More information can be found at forsythpl.org.