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Posted on: May 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Superhero Dance Party for people with special needs on Wednesday

[MOUNT PLEASANT, SC] – In an effort to provide ongoing recreation and social opportunities for community members with disabilities, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) invites people with special needs to attend a dance party on Wednesday, May 11.

People with special needs and their families and caregivers are invited to attend the event on the evening of Wednesday, May 11 at the Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. The fun will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The spirited dance will have a superhero theme. Attendees are encouraged to wear a superhero costume or attire if they so choose. Masks and other themed items will be on hand at the event. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on site, and a DJ and other special guests will be on hand to entertain all.

Advance registration is recommended. Tickets are $5, or $4 for residents of Charleston County who register in advance. Online registration ends at midnight May 10. On the day of the event, admission can be purchased by calling 843-795-4386 by 2 p.m., or at the event location if available.

The Special Needs Dance Party is part of CCPRC’s AccessABILITY program. Launched in 2012, CCPRC’s AccessABILITY program strives to meet the growing needs of community members with limitations. The program provides therapeutically based recreation offerings for people with cognitive and physical disabilities to promote physical fitness, health, wellness, increased self-esteem and greater independence.

Other upcoming programs as part of the AccessABILITY program will include three Special Needs Swim Nights at Charleston County waterparks this summer. Special Needs Swim night will be offered on the evenings of Saturday, June 18 and July 16 at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston, and Aug. 6 at Splash Zone Waterpark on James Island.

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