Westport, CT - School is back in session, and families of kids with learning disabilities will come together for an afternoon of fun and community at the 4th Annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.
This beloved family event celebrates the strengths of children with learning and attention differences. This year, to maximize the fun, the smart walk will include volunteers tossing colored powder as participants stroll by.
Children can also look forward to a variety of critters from Stamford Museum & Nature Center, bridge building with 3DuxDesign's TEAM STEAM, Sasco River Center Sensory Stations, special glitter tattoos by Daisy Mae Designs, crafts, a photo booth, lawn games, refreshments, ice cream and more. Parents and caregivers will learn about valuable resources, and experience community.
Renowned school psychologist David Sylvestro will emcee the day, and best-selling children’s author Sivan Hong will read from her Super Fun Day books in the Countdown to Kindergarten area. There will also be a youth chorus performance and a youth speaker.
Held rain or shine, on Sunday, October 1st at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut, participants walk the flat, two-mile route at their own pace while taking in views of Long Island Sound. Registration fees are $15, $10 for children ages 6 -12 and free for children 5 and under. Strollers are welcome! For information and registration, visit https://runsignup.com/smartwalkforsmartkids
“This event provides everyone touched by LD or ADHD a sense of home and community,” said Jane Ross, Executive Director of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.
The Norwalk-based Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities organization has a mission to help children with learning and attention differences reach their full potential by inspiring, educating and empowering parents to help their children succeed. This event will raise funds for critical educational programs, youth mentoring, the Countdown to Kindergarten research-based school readiness program, and much more.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities would like to thank its current sponsors: Silver Sponsor The Bridge Program at Wooster; Bronze Sponsors The Gow School, The Southport School, Literacy How, Fusion Academy Greenwich / Fusion Academy Fairfield, Winston Preparatory School and Ring’s End.
Exhibitors include Alliance Tutoring, The Coalition of Families for Inclusion of Lower Fairfield County, Sasco River Center, The 3DuxDesign TEAM STEAM, Brain Balance Norwalk and expert educator and award-winning author Kristen Ball.