Had an awesome time with my son at the carnival, Thank u so much for putting this together.
We would've never been able to attend during normal hours, because of the crowds and having to wait in long lines.
My son was able to enjoy himself without judgement
This is the second time me and my daughter attended the special needs carnival at Fox Valley and we love going....she had such a wonderful time and the slower rides and no music really helps her to be able to enjoy herself...we just want to say thank you for putting this on for our kids it really means the world to them and us as parents....
My daughter and son and I recently attended a carnival for individuals with special needs in Aurora. We had the most fun. The staff was very friendly and kind towards us. My daughter loved the bumper car rides and would roar with laughter every time we ran into one of the other cars. She enjoyed the complimentary cotton candy and cried when it was time to leave. This was her first carnival experience and she really enjoyed it. Thanks very much to all involved we felt very cared for!
Thanks you so much for this wonderful carnival experience. My son Ryan has autism and loves rides but hates long lines and crowds. Ryan and his twin sister Tara had the best time last weekend!!
Is there anything more satisfying then bringing smiles and joy to a child? Variety The Children's Charity of Illinois does just that. They have many events that children with special needs would not be able to enjoy, if it weren't for Variety. My favorite is a carnival they provide each year for these children and their families. And I have some young children in my life and they love riding their bikes with their friends. Variety also provides the opportunity for children with physical disabilities to have that same experience by providing adaptive bikes. I am so glad I found out about Variety and can help provide some of these opportunities to children.
I have been a supporter of this charity for nearly two decades. In one brief sentence, I like this organization because it makes children smile as brightly as I ever see any child smile. Often times, in addition to the smile, there's a sense of accomplishment or reward that the special needs children this charity supports radiate. This is a gift you cannot possibly give without an organization behind the wheel who deeply cares for the well-being of children in need.
They have planned very nice events. Organized and fun!!
I became aware of Variety the Children’s Charity of Illinois seven years ago as an event I hosted helped raise money for the charity. I’m happy to say that I’ve been with the event every year since that time. The increased knowledge that I’ve gained concerning this life-changing children’s charity has enriched my life to the point that I wanted to volunteer more of my time to the group. I joined the board of directors in August of 2015 and had never been happier to see how this charity is truly helping families. I never knew that an adapted bicycle can cost up to $3,000, and that insurance companies don't cover this as a medical expense or other equipment a child may need. Shouldn't every child grow up riding a bike? Isn't riding a bike a natural passage of childhood? Variety helps families to make their dreams come true, matching adaptive bikes and special equipment with families is part of their charitable efforts.
This past April, I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Variety World Conference in Jersey, UK. It was rewarding to hear about all of the great activities that were helping children all over the world. The Aurora, Illinois amusement event is one example of how this charity is helping kids and families to have the same opportunities and experiences that all kids should have. I’m proud to be a volunteer member of this group, the smiles on the kids' faces are why this charity is so important. Thanks, Sarah Knight Adamson Photos included are of Variety of Illinois fundraising event and silent auction
This is an excellent event for my son. My son is a autistic kid. He loves carnival and this is the only entertainment he has. Hopefully we can have more this kind of carnival come to our area often. Thanks.
My son and I had a great time at the carnival at Fox Valley Mall on Saturday. We both loved riding the rides. I was even able to get several pictures with him smiling (which he never does). It was nice to feel included and stress free! Thank you so much!!