South of the River Resource and Education Fair set for May 4

Parents and caregivers with questions about child development, disabilities and mental health will find a wealth of information and resources at the fourth-annual South of the River Resource and Education Fair. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4 at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.

More than 30 local resources will have information on physical, intellectual and learning disabilities, mental health issues, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The fair is open to parents, caregivers and individuals of all ages seeking disability resources. Children are welcome.

Dakota County Social Services staff will be available to answer questions. Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available. There will be transit training by Dakota County and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority. Dakota County Library will lead sensory-friendly storytimes. There will also be door prizes and 4-H activities.

The event is sponsored by the Dakota County Community Transition Interagency Committee, Dakota County Interagency Early Intervention Committee and the Dakota County Healthy Communities Collaborative.

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