Huckleberry Park will be the location for several inclusive activities Saturday, Sept. 16. The events are designed to allow children and adults of all abilities to participate.

Huckleberry Park will be the location for several inclusive activities Saturday, Sept. 16. The events are designed to allow children and adults of all abilities to participate.

Fall Fling Inclusive Carnival will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. around the shelter and playground, sponsored by Shine a Light on Autism, Hannibal Regional Medical Group and Hannibal Parks & Recreation. There will be games and activities, bounce houses and food and drink. The DreamCatchers softball game for special needs children and adults start at 11 a.m. at the softball fields.

Shine A Light On Autism has been working in the local community since 2006 to bring awareness of autism and to provide recreational and educational opportunities to all special needs children and their families. Shine A Light On Autism helped the Hannibal School District start their first early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) classroom to serve kids with autism and other disorders. Shine a Light on Autism has also donated to sensory rooms, purchased iPads and partnered with many organizations to provide equipment and events for special needs children.

DreamCatchers was established in 2007 and holds softball games for special needs adults and children the last three Saturdays in September. At least 30 play in each game. Each player has a buddy to ensure players don’t get hurt. The game consists of four innings with everyone getting to bat and the last batter hitting a Grand Slam. Each player gets to bat each inning and there are no outs or score. Lunch is provided by Liberty Utilities and sponsors pay for a t-shirt for each player. Please contact Matt Clark at attandkarla@hannibaldreamcatchers.com or 573-221-2085 for more information.