Lee’s Summit Celebrates Special Needs Day March 31

Special Needs Day is an event planned for families of special needs and their children, including sensory-friendly activities for all kids and adults and information booths and tables.
The event will take place on March 31 from 11 am. to 2 pm. at Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 1, 207 SE Douglas Street, and at VFW Jack Ray Post 5789 at 329 SE Douglas Street.

Handicapped-accessible restrooms are available at both sites.

Event Schedule
9:50 am: Mayor Randy Rhoads will read a proclamation that Special Needs Day is March 30 at City Hall Plaza, 220 SE Green Street
10 am–Noon: Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Downtown Bunny Hop, Bunny Ears And Easter Hat Contest starting at City Hall Plaza, 220 SE Green Street
10 am: Special Needs Day activities setup
11 am-2 pm: Special Needs Day activities at Lee’s Summit Firefighters Union Hall, 322 SE Douglas Street; and VFW Jack Ray Post 5789, 329 SE Douglas Street

Vendors: Abundant Life, All About Autism, Autism Outreach Fellowship, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Developing Potential, Inc., Eitas – Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders, Lee’s Summit Cares, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, Lee’s Summit Play, Missouri Department of Conservation, Neighborhood Café, Parenting Children With Special Needs, Paws 4 Autism, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, The Whole Person

Participants: Linda Ahern, Lee’s Summit Tribune; Mark Alford, Fox 4 WDAF-TV; Rob Binney, Lee’s Summit City Council; Mike Cierpiot, Missouri State Senator; Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street; Diane Forte, Lee’s Summit City Council; Ashley James, volunteer; Brianna James, Autism Outreach Fellowship, volunteer; Rebecca Lash, high school student volunteer; Lee’s Summit Fire Department; Lee’s Summit Fire Fighters Association IAFF Union Local 2195; Lee’s Summit R-7 School District A+ Program; Terri Pigue, Autism Outreach Fellowship, volunteer; Randy Rhoads, Lee’s Summit Mayor; Debra Shaumeyer, Multiprens USA, Inc., volunteer; Debbie Stoddard, Budget Blinds Serving Kansas City, volunteer; Ellie Tucker, volunteer; Sherri Tucker, Missouri Advocates for Families Affected by Autism (MOAFAA), volunteer; VFW Jack Ray Post 5789, Lee’s Summit, MO; Jim Wining, Acts Media Group and Acts Ministry, volunteer; Pam Wining, Autism Outreach Fellowship, volunteer.