Thanks for support of dance event
On behalf of the board of directors and membership of the Foothill Autism Alliance Inc., I would like to thank the city of Glendale and specifically the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for its support of the Teen Dance for the Special Needs community on June 6 (“Autistic teens get chance to dance the night away,” June 8).
All city personnel involved were exceptionally helpful and supportive. Without such help and generosity the dance would never have occurred. Unfortunately, there are very few social opportunities for teens with special needs. Our dance was filled to capacity and families had to be turned away. There is clearly a need for more events of this kind. As parents, we know that our disabled children are going to face many challenges in life. But we are heartened and grateful that they will be facing them in a community willing to help.