November 07, 2013

By Graydon Gordian

Sesame Place Spends Day Focused on Children with Special Needs

Sesame Place welcomes young children who are eager to laugh and learn with Elmo, Cookie Monster and the whole Sesame Street gang year round. We never want to exclude anyone on Sesame Street, but once a year you need an invitation to stop by Sesame Place. That’s because once a year Sesame partners with Variety – the Children’s Charity and is open exclusively to families with children who have a physical or developmental disability.

This past weekend, On Nov. 2nd, children with special needs and their families stopped by to enjoy The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, Sesame Place’s dry rides and a not-so-scary hayride. 

“For over 26 years, Sesame Place has opened their doors, and more importantly, their hearts, providing special needs children and their families with memories that will last a lifetime,” said Fran Naselli, President of Variety – The Children’s Charity. “We are so grateful to be able to work with such a great organization like Sesame Place to continue our mission of building social competence in children and youth with disabilities through educational, recreational and social activities while connecting families to resources.”

Bringing families closer together and helping them create memories has always been an important part of how Sesame helps children reach their highest potential. Not only is it exciting that we’re able to help children with physical and developmental disabilities and their families make those memories at Sesame Place, but it is wonderful that Variety has helped Sesame Workshop and Sesame Place do so for 26 years. By spending a day focused just on children with special needs, Sesame Place is able to make the kind of accommodations necessary to ensure everyone has a wonderful time.

To learn more about Sesame Place and their Sesame Place Cares initiatives committed to conservation, education and community service, click here. To learn more about Variety – The Children’s Charity and all the work it does to support and inspire children with special needs, click here.

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