Special Kids Day

Started in 1990, Special Kids Day began as a holiday event for children with special needs and their families to visit Santa Claus without obstacles.

The Special Kids Day Holiday Event features photos with Santa, crafts, homemade cookies, music, face painting and balloon blowers, as well as a quiet reading area. Families can drop in for as long as they like.

The atmosphere at Special Kids Day is designed for kids for whom a regular holiday party is too overwhelming or technically challenging. There is no standing in long, hot, crowded lines to visit Santa, and a professional photographer will spend as long as the child and parent needs to get the right shot.

The event is open not only to kids with disabilities but individuals of all ages with special needs, as well as families and siblings. Rosenberg is especially sensitive to the struggles that siblings can have feeling left out or unable to participate in regular events, and he takes pains to include them in the event.

Today, Special Kids Day has evolved into a not-for-profit, 501(c)-(3) organization dedicated to providing celebratory events for children with disabilities and their families in environments designed to accommodate their special needs. They now have events happening throughout the year.

2018 Events:

Special Kids Day Carnival
Special Kids Day invites guests with special needs and their families to this free carnival. Carnival ride buddies will be available. No pre-registration required. Special Kids Day is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing celebratory events for children with disabilities and their families in environments designed to accommodate their special needs.

Date and Time: Saturday, August 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prospect & Myrtle, Elmhurst, IL -

Special Kids Day - Halloween Dance
For kids with special needs, ages 12 and up. Join the Halloween party and dance all afternoon! We'll supply a few treats along with great music. Costumes are encouraged; please no masks or weapons. Parents do not need to stay. This is a free event. Preregistration will be required - check www.specialkidsday.org.

Date and Time: Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dipolmat West -

For more information, visit www.specialkidsday.org
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