Children with Special Needs Benefit from Annual Fair
GAINESVILLE - Some children with special needs found some much deserved help today in one North Central Florida gym.
Alachua County Public Schools and other organizations held their fifth annual Spring Festival and Agency Fair at Sydney Lanier Elementary School.
The free event invited families and children with special needs to visit the many vendors that participated to register their children in unique programs.
One parent we spoke to says the outpouring of support is critical to her childs' well being - "I have a special needs child myself who is autistic, and through that I have learned so much. We have to give these children, whatever their disability is, that chance to excel and that's what we're here to do. And that's what these agencies represent...helping the children and their families be successful."
The event also offered hearing and vision screenings.
Children's singer Anna Moo gave an interactive performance as well.
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