Special needs EXPO held Saturday

October 17, 2018 | 3:00 am

Updated October 16, 2018 | 4:10 pm

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Wendell Foster, Kentucky Family to Family Health Information Center and the Commonwealth Council for Developmental Disabilities are hosting a Special Needs EXPO on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road, Entrance D.

The EXPO is open to the public and is an opportunity for community agencies to provide information about resources and services that will assist families in supporting a loved one with a disability. The EXPO will include non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the special needs community, as well as state and private agencies that offer services. There are more than 70 agencies participating in the EXPO.

“This is the first EXPO and we plan to offer it every year,” said Cindy Huston, Director at Wendell Foster’s Technology and Resource Center.

Vision screenings will be conducted by the Lions Club and hearing screenings will be offered by the Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs. The Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs will also be conducting Autism screenings for children ages birth through 4 years old.

This fun-filled day will include music by Prof G, entertainment by Musick Studios All Abilities dance class, GRADSA’s Star Squad, Leland “Hammer Jammer” Isbill, and a performance by Bluegrass Children’s Theatre.

There is no charge to attend and lunch will be provided. Each family will receive a free event bag, and door prize drawings will be held through the day.

October 17, 2018 | 3:00 am

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