Providence Easter Egg Roll designed for children with autism

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EggStravaganza March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Ingalls Pavilion

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Sometimes parents of autistic children feel left out, that they can’t bring their children to Easter egg hunts because of the crowds. Refuge Church in Huntsville is hoping to change that by hosting the Village at Providence Easter Egg Roll.

The event is happening Saturday at Providence Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Church leaders say the event will be in a controlled, safe environment so all children can participate.

The hunts are divided by 7 groups:

  • 11 a.m. – 2-3 year olds
  • 11:10 a.m. – ¬†4-5 year olds
  • 11:20 a.m. – 1st grade
  • 11:30 a.m. – ¬†2nd grade
  • 11:40 a.m. – 3rd grade
  • 11:50 a.m. – 4th grade

There will be a special sensory portion for autistic and children with special needs, done by Madison Behavioral Therapy.

The event will also feature live music and prizes.  Organizers say the event is open to all children.

Registration is required and a parent or guardian must be present at all times.