Happy Joe’s 40th Anniversary Celebration



In honor of his 40th Anniversary, Happy Joe’s planned one of the biggest Special Needs events to ever hit the Quad Cities. An entire day of activities to honor Happy Joe and benefit Special Needs children in the Midwest was held November 20th, 2012.

The day began with a celebrity inspirational speaker, followed by seminars and presenters where families and caregivers alike found information and made connections within the Special Needs community.  The seminars were held in conjunction with a vendor show throughout the iWireless Center. Booths represented companies from across the nation.  The Special Needs Party was held in the arena of the iWireless Center with a meal of Happy Joe’s pizza.  We attempted to break World Record for the Longest Conga Line which was led by Happy Joe Whitty himself. After the Special Needs Party, dinner, silent auction and awards banquet were held which recognized those in the community who have given so much of themselves to helping others.

The day concluded with a concert event which was open to the public. All proceeds went towards the Happy Joe’s Kid’s Foundation, which Happy Joe started in 2012 with the intent to assist Special Needs Children throughout the Midwest.

For more information, and to learn how you can help, please contact Kim Mock at the Happy Joe’s Support Center by calling her at 563-332-8811 or by sending her an email.

Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities

The Children’s Therapy Center offers medical rehabilitation therapy services to children with developmental disabilities and developmental delays.

Over the years, thousands of individuals and their families have benefited from our services – regardless of their ability to pay for the services. Now, with a focus on young children, the Children’s Therapy Center is a major service provider for children and families throughout Western Illinois and Southeastern Iowa. Learn More

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Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand was created by local Quad City parents to serve children and young adults with special needs. In addition we support the families of these children so that they can be successful at work and at home. Today Hand In Hand offers summer camps, childcare, a bowling league, overnights and even a Girl Scout Troop among its many program choices.

In addition, information about community resources is also available to parents regarding various disability issues. Learn More


Handicapped Development Center

The Handicapped Development Center supports those people with disabilities at work, at home, and in the community.

At HDC’s workshop, people learn work skills and are provided with a place where they can experience the dignity of doing real work and the pride of earning a paycheck. They can also receive the support they need to find and maintain a job in the community.
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