LAWTON, OK (TNN) - A student organization at Cameron University gave children with special needs a day to remember.
The Cameron University Council for Exceptional Children hosted their second annual Super Hero photo shoot in the Aggie Rec Center. President, Chad Erickson said it’s important to provide activities for people with special needs as a way to get them out in the community.
“There’s not a lot of awareness for special needs, and that’s what we really want to do is bring awareness. Whether it be learning disabilities, physical disabilities, behavioral disabilities, stuff like that, and we really want to shed a light on that and bring it to the surface so we can get more support and more people caring for them," said Erickson.
There were games, costumes, arts and crafts, and a bounce house for the kids to have fun with. Angela Holt has a three year old son with special needs and said it’s a great feeling to watch him have a good time.
“Last year when we were here he wasn’t able to walk, he just started walking a few months ago, so it it just a blessing to get to see him run around and do everything he wants to do," said Holt.
Christina Petersen said it’s nice to have events like this that offer a safe environment.
“Something like this, it’s smaller numbers, there’s more adults than there are kids, so I know for me personally it helps. I know that my kids are safe, I know that they can have fun, there are other kids they can meet and play with and it helps them feel normal, and they get to go out and do something fun," said Petersen.