WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – A free Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday afternoon for children with special needs.
People gathered at Jordan Creek Elementary School in West Des Moines to enjoy food and carnival games.
“This is really wonderful,” said Angela Miale, an autism parent. “It's a place I can bring my son and he can really be himself and really enjoy the spirit of the holiday as it was intended for all kids."
The events included a quiet egg hunt for children on the autism spectrum, a beeping egg hunt for children who are blind or visually impaired, a magnetic egg hunt for children with wheelchairs or mobility restrictions, and a general egg hunt for children with other disabilities.
"For a lot of these kids, this is the first time they could participate and for the parents, they get to watch the kids participate and it's a really exciting experience,” said Darrick Young, Lead Pastor of the Journey Church.
This year’s Easter egg hunt was the fourth straight year it was held.