Autism Outreach Fellowship is thrilled to announce the City of Lee’s Summit has denoted March 30 as “Special Needs Day.” The proclamation was written and approved recently by Mayor Randy Rhoads and the Lee’s Summit City Council.
The proclamation recognizes the community’s special needs families, encourages local businesses to participate in activities and offerings for families and provides social awareness and diversity in Lee’s Summit.
In conjunction with the annual Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Bunny Hop, to be held 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 31 at Howard Station Park, a special event has been planned for families of special needs and their children, including sensory-friendly activities for all kids and adults (not just those with special needs) and information booths and tables. This event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lee's Summit IAFF Local 2195 hall (322 SE Douglas St.), and at VFW Jack Ray Post 5789 (329 SE Douglas St.)
“We would love to see many families and children at this event celebrating the special needs and diversity of Lee’s Summit,” said Debbie Stoddard, owner of Budget Blinds and secretary of Autism Outreach Fellowship. “I hope we all can support the efforts to promote the role of special needs families in our bustling city by donating your time and talents to Special Needs Day activities.”
For more information on the events, call Betty Sharp at 816-769-3554.
ABOUT AUTISM OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP — Autism Outreach Fellowship is a non-profit organization that sponsors free to low-cost activities for families with special needs and works to connect the families with city, county and state resources designed to strengthen understanding and development of the special needs community. The ultimate goal is to establish a pathway for the families to find more information and inclusion in the Lee's Summit and Jackson County areas.