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Recreational Festival raises awareness for inclusive programs & activities for children with special needs


Wed, May 24th 2023 08:00 pm

Parent Network of WNY’s annual Recreational Festival sponsored by Northtown Auto, Prime Care Coordination, Robert Warner Center for Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation at Oishei Children’s Hospital, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is set from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. June 3.

The Recreational Festival will be held at Cazenovia Park in front of the casino building in West Seneca. A press release stated it is “Organized to promote inclusive recreational activities and games for children of all ages with all abilities to remain active throughout the summer and year-round.”

Parent Network of WNY Marketing and Development Director Destiny Lopez said, “Learning about these parks, programs, and recreational activities are going to be game changers for all families and parents in WNY when they are looking for something fun to do with their kids and ensuring specific activities are inclusive for children in different age groups, with special needs, and various abilities.”

The press release stated, “The Recreational Festival will have sensory playgrounds set up, various games and activities, cotton candy machines, Disney Princesses and Superheroes in attendance, face painting, and a balloon artist present to add to the fun. All kids in attendance will be provided with water and a healthy snack provided by McDonalds.

“All parents will receive a recreational directory with over 200 recreational programs, activities, camps, and inclusive playgrounds in WNY to help keep their child active and will be inclusive to all ages and all abilities. The directory will include pricing, locations and information for all things to do and places to visit in WNY with their kids and families.”

Parent Network of WNY Executive Director Kimberly Kadziolka said, “This a great opportunity for kids to come out and have some fun for free, no matter what their age is, or if they have special needs. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, including parents, because the directory is going to make their summer planning so much easier.”

The press release added, “There will be over 15 different local organizations present to raise awareness about the importance of keeping your kid healthy and active, especially during the summer months. They will be setting up various activities for kids to interact and engage with while parents learn more about the services available in WNY to help support their child’s well-being.”

For more information, visit https://parentnetworkwny.org/.

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