LYNWOOD, CA– The City of Lynwood and Lynwood Unified School District are proud to present A Celebration of Persons with Special Needs to take place February 24, 2019 at Bateman Hall located at 11330 Bullis Road from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
“The City of Lynwood is proud to host our 9th Annual Special Needs Day. I am proud that we get to acknowledge and celebrate all abilities in our communities. Join us and help us celebrate our beautiful and talented Lynwoodians.” said Mayor Jose Luis Solache.
The event began February 28, 2009 due to a conversation between Councilwoman Aide Castro and parents of special needs children.
“At the time the City of Lynwood had over 800 families with special needs students in the Lynwood School District,” said Castro.
“From that discussion, in February 2009 the first Special Needs Recognition and Awareness Day was proclaimed to be every last Sunday of February.”
Because of her work with special needs children in Lynwood, Castro was able to identify that her own twins were developing Autism and this became her signature community event.
“God was preparing me all along to be a Special Needs Mom.” said Castro.
2020 will be the 10th Anniversary of Special Needs Day and coincides with Councilwoman Castro’s last year in office.
Monetary sponsorships and donations of toys are being accepted at all levels and will be recognized in event publicity before and after the event.
For sponsorship information contact Mark Flores, Director of Recreation & Community Services at 310-603-0220 x 319 or [email protected]