Bright Side: Kids with disabilities experience March Madness

By Audrey Wise

March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 8:42 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Some area kids are experiencing march madness in their own way.

Tuesday special education students got the whole March Madness experience to themselves.

Some of the games have been adapted so all the kids can have access and enjoy them.

"There are a lot of kids that come into the March Madness experience today who might be non-verbal or have trouble expressing themselves, but each one of them leaves with a smile on their face," said Katie Van Cleve, the executive director of the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association.

The fun continues Tuesday night until 8:00. Parents can get information from more than 90 organizations while kids with disabilities play. The event is free.

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