Feb. 23, 2019

Autism Outreach Fellowship is excited to announce that Mayor Bill Baird and the City of Lee’s Summit have proclaimed April 20, 2019, as “Special Needs Day.” The Proclamation recognizes the community’s special needs families, encourages local businesses to participate in activities and offerings for the families, and provides more social awareness and diversity in Lee’s Summit and surrounding communities.

In coordination with the annual Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Bunny Hop, an event has been planned at the VFW Jack Ray Post 5789, 329 SE Douglas Street, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on April 20, 2019, for families of special needs and their children, including sensory-friendly activities for all kids and adults (not just those with special needs) with information booths and activities.

“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 Vice President 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 about this event, call Terri Pigue at 816-524-9373.

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.