Ozark community holds fall festival for children with special needs

OZARK, Ala. (WTVY) Members of the Ozark community brought some special spooky fun to kids!

The Enterprise Autism Social Group partnered with Dr. Tucker and Associates and Beacon of Hope to host their first fall festival geared toward children with special needs.

There was trunk or treat, a cupcake walk and costume contest.

All activities took place in a location with sensory and other needs readily available.

Organizers say events like this can make the experience not only more enjoyable for children with special needs, but their families as well.

"Sometimes children with special needs, any sort of big event with lots of commotion can be overwhelming," said Shelby DiPilla, the event organizer, "we felt like by doing something at our ABA clinic it would really let the families know that if someone gets overwhelmed if there's an outburst it's not gonna be a big deal."

The Enterprise Autism Social Group hopes to make the fall festival an annual event.