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For Immediate Release:
February 07, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Kids with disabilities join their families for a day of adaptive arts & games at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

(MIAMI, February 7, 2014) –The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Villa Lyan (A Creative Children Therapy Affiliate) will present the 11th annual Family Festival of Arts and Games for children with disabilities and their families on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 Street (near shelter 1), in Miami. The group will participate in a variety of fun, interactive activities that involve nutrition, art, music, adaptive sports, and child safety.

Activities will include:

NOTE: This event is not open to the public

About Villa Lyan:
Villa Lyan, a Creative Children Therapy Affiliate, provides an alternative path to education for children with special needs and their families. Our innovative program incorporates key components on a daily basis that offer the child with special needs the best opportunity for success in learning. Our instructors work in individualized sensory-based classrooms and incorporate an interdisciplinary team approach. Programs include Augmentative Alternative Communication/Adaptive Technologies, Speech/Language, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Learning through the arts (Music, Visual and Culinary), Performance Evaluation, Therapeutic Riding, Camps and Before/After School Programs.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.

Miami-Dade County Parks and Villa Lyan (A Creative Children Therapy Affiliate)
Family Festival of Arts and Games for Children with Disabilities and their Families
February 08, 2014, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 Street, Miami, FL Near shelter 1