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"Wheeled Wonder" kids try ice skating despite disabilities

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A group of Missoula kids who would not normally have the chance to ice skate due to disabilities got that opportunity Thursday.

The inaugural "Wheeled Wonders" program, put on by the Child Development Center, will make ten stops throughout the summer in order to give these kids the chance to have some new experiences.

On Thursday they stopped by the Glacier Ice Rink for the first time.

Michelle Allen with the Child Development Center says the purpose of this movement is to empower families whose children have mobility challenges, to feel more confident accessing community activities.  

"We're giving children with mobility limitations an opportunity to try new activities in the community," Allen said. "And also open up the community to understand disabilities and what we can do to be more inclusive."

The Child Development Center partners with families of children with developmental disabilities supporting their needs when they live, play and grow.

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