Mom Throws 'Special Needs Prom' For Son And Friends
A mom wants what is best for her children. She wants to give them the world. Joy Cameron's son, who has autism, wanted to go to prom. So she threw her son, Cody, a prom he would never forget.
Kids with special needs, mental or physical disabilities can go to the events held at their school, but it's not the same as one specifically held for them. Joy created, Shine! Prom, a sensory-friendly event for those with with disabilities or special needs in her Meridian, Idaho, community.
She never expected that over 180 kids would attend. They loved it! It's so freeing for them to be around similar kids and people who accept them for who they are.
"It started out being prom, but now it's more of an annual community dance," she said. "Every time the community gets to interact with individuals who have special needs and do an activity like this, it's good for both sides. They both learn from each other and it helps educate the community and be stronger."
This year will hold the 3rd annual Shine! Prom and already over 260 people have registered.