Students with special needs from the tri-county area dress up and dance


YOUNGSTOWN

Students with special needs from across Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties celebrated the end of the school year dressed up and dancing during the Special Needs Prom at St. Mary’s Assumption Social Center Friday night.

The dance, now in its 21st year, brings students with special needs from more than 30 schools across three counties together for a prom experience.

Students that attend dress up, are treated to catered meals and some arrive in limos, not unlike school-specific prom dances.

Alicia Muzina, an intervention specialist at Canfield and the lead organizer of the dance for the last 10 years, said the event has become a highlight of the students’ year.

“I start getting calls about this dance in December every year,” Muzina said.

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