Started in 1990, Special Kids Day began as a holiday event for children with special needs and their families to visit Santa Claus without obstacles.


Today, Special Kids Day has evolved into a not-for-profit, 501(c)-(3) organization dedicated to providing celebratory events for children with disabilities and their families in environments designed to accommodate their special needs.



View photos and a collage from our recent Special Kids Day Carnival:




Upcoming 2016 Events:


Sunday, Oct 23
Halloween Dance Party!

1pm - 3pm
Diplomat West
Costumes welcome (but not mandatory).
Free, but registration required -
Register now


playground logo Saturday, November 5
Dedication ceremony
for “Playground for Everyone”
Butterfield Park Elmhurst
More info


Weds, Dec 7
Annual Holiday Party

3:30pm - 8pm
Wilder Mansion, Elmhurst




April 2016: Rich's interview with Comcast Newsmakers:


"Playground for Everyone
" Campaign!

Ground has been broken for A Playground for Everyone in Elmhurst....a brand new totally accessible UNIVERSAL PLAYGROUND will be built at Butterfield Park! More than ADA compliant, with components for all persons with will be modern, inclusive for everyone and a multi-community wide attraction.

Dedication ceremony for “Playground for Everyone”:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at noon.

A few photos from the groundbreaking on June 18:

Rich Rosenberg - Chairman of Special Kids Day 


Rich explains the Park in this video:



View the Playground for Everyone brochure