Annual Halloween Carnival designed for children with special needs and their families

Halloween is a time for scary good fun, but for children with special needs and their families, it can be just plain scary.  That’s why, on October 25, from 6-8 p.m., students of the Lone Star College-Tomball occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program are hosting their 3rd Annual Halloween Carnival for children with special needs at the LSC-Tomball Health Science Building.

The carnival is free, open to the community, and will feature a pirate cove, mystery maze, photo booth and quiet room, in addition to cookie decorating, games, crafts, candy and prizes.  The goal of the carnival (an academic assignment for OTA students) is to provide an innovative learning opportunity where children with special needs and their families can come together and share a community experience. 

“The activities are designed to address issues specific to children with special needs, including gross motor skills, sensory matters, and perceptual challenges, as well as provide a safe and fun environment for all in attendance,” said Dr. Terra Ruppert, LSC-Tomball occupational therapy program director.

The LSC-Tomball Health Science Building is located at 700 Graham Drive in Tomball.  For more information, call 281.826.5394 or e-mail SOTA2014@yahoo.com.