4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt For Acceptance Of All Abilities

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Autism Empowerment says
Come join us for a FREE inclusive afternoon of acceptance, resources and fun from 12:00 PM – 4 PM on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver, WA!

This Easter Egg Hunt, Resource Fair and afternoon of Eggstra fun Entertainment and Acceptance is open to individuals of ALL ages with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or special needs of any type. We also welcome families, friends and community members who want to promote inclusion.

This event is MUCH more than just an Easter Egg Hunt, although the plastic chickens which laid the 16,500+ plastic Easter Eggs might cluck in disagreement!

It is an opportunity to connect families with meaningful resources within the Southwest Washington and Portland metro region. It is also a chance for us to positively connect with one another! Come enjoy a special afternoon where you can feel accepted, connected and empowered!

This event embraces neurodiversity, differing abilities and promotes Acceptance for ALL.

We will be having 3 hunts broken down by age. We also have a wheelchair / walker / mobility area for those who prefer a slower-paced hunt.

Gates Open: Noon

Resources, Entertainment, Photos with Easter Bunny, Video Booth, First Responders presentations - begin at Noon.

Performances throughout the day from DANA'S Dreamers and Disability Art and Culture Project

Rojo and Smokey the Llama arrive about 1:30 and will be there until about 3:30 pm (give or take)

Opening ceremonies (Color Guard and Ceremonial First Egg Roll) - 2:00 pm

1st Hunt - immediately after opening ceremonies, will be probably about 2:10 pm but be on the field to hunt at 2 PM.

2nd Hunt - 2:45 pm

3rd Hunt - 3:15 pm (18+)

Please pre-register online as an attendee or if you'd like, as a volunteer! :-)

Spanish and ASL translators will be available. For information on the day of our event, visit the information booths.

If you or your family members are sensitive to crowds and loud noises, we recommend bringing headphones and our visiting our sensory break areas. Activities are spread out throughout the stadium so there are places to go where you you won't be surrounded by lots of people. There will be some announcements over the microphone so earplugs may be useful as the sound system can be quite loud.

There will be some lines for activities and during the egg hunt. Some areas will be more crowded than others. We are promoting acceptance for all and doing our best to make the event more sensory-friendly, however since this is an Acceptance and Inclusion event of a large size and we have people of ALL different ability levels, your patience and understanding are appreciated. Thank you for being an Ambassador for Acceptance of All Abilities!

http://www.autismempowerment.org/news-events/easter-egg-hunt-for-acceptance-2015/
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