A Night to Remember Prom was featured in San Diego Family Magazine. Here is part of the article with a link to the rest on San Diego Family’s website.
An Amazing Prom Event for Teens With Special Needs
It’s a rite of passage that many teens take for granted—attending your senior prom. There is a lot of excitement leading up to one of the most memorable moments of a teenager’s life. Prom night can be a very different experience, however, if you’re a high schooler with special needs. Teens with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism, for example, can be overlooked in the formal gala.
Four years ago, Rob and Cheryl Shields began the process that would change that for many San Diego students. While visiting family in Rockford, Illinois, they attended their former church and watched a video clip of a year in review. One segment highlighted a prom for special needs teens, the congregation had hosted. Those images stayed on their minds long after they returned home to Rolling Hills Ranch.