by Courtney Messenbaugh
Years ago, Danny Rusak wanted to find an activity in which her daughter Amy could participate. This was easier said than done — Amy has cerebral palsy and Danny herself was anxious.
“It was scary because I wanted her involved, but didn’t know how or where,” says Rusak. Thankfully, she met some other moms at a local recreation center that had older children with developmental disabilities. Through suggestions from these moms, Rusak found Magic Moments, a theater community for people of all abilities. Amy has now been an enthusiastic part of Magic Moments for seven years, and it has changed her life.
Magic Moments is just one of many extracurricular opportunities for special needs children in the metro area. Once you find a program that fits your desires and needs, you’ll see the many positive effects it can have in your life.