Chloe Dillion rides a safe motorcycle. “There’s no judgment here,” says Traci, whose daugh-ter, Tori, has come to the carnival for four years. “If someone has a meltdown, it’s no big deal. Everybody has been there.” Carnivals are as fun and memorable for those with special needs as anyone else, if not more so. But enjoying a family outing at an amusement park or church or com-26 LION LIONMAGAZINE.ORG munity festival can be problematic. Some of those with special needs, especially those in wheelchairs, need extra time and attention to climb in a seat. The ride operators at Special Needs Day, regular workers from Windy City Amusements, are careful to assist riders and accompanying helpers as needed.