Sensitive easter egg hunt: Fun for the whole family


Hop… Hop… Easter is fast approaching!

It’s time to hunt some eggs.

The Autism Foundation’s dedicated volunteers proudly set up a Sensitive Easter Egg Hunt, at the F.H Clergue Public School gym this past weekend.

This fun-filled afternoon was designed and reserved very specifically children on the spectrum, as well as children with other developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or other special needs.

About twenty children took part, and they welcomed with colouring books and juice boxes.

They and their siblings hunted for eggs, filled with tasty chocolate, enjoyed colouring and drawing, and played with balloons and scooter boards.

The Algoma Autism Foundation (AAF), founded in 2013, prides itself on being 100% volunteer, 100% local, explained volunteer Tracey Fyfe.

All the money stays in town to support local needs.

Some of the other key events that the AAF host are sensitive Santa and sensitive trick-or-treating, providing families with access to those special childhood milestones in a sensitive environment.

They also support weekly gymnastics at the John Rhodes, responding to the need and demand for exercise and recreation in a social setting for children with special needs.

For more information on the AAF, their events, resources, and how you can get involved or donate, check out their website or Facebook page.