Archive for Inclusive Play

Research Shows Strong Support Networks Decrease Chance of Bullying Among Children with Autism

In 2012 a study on bullying by the Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Kreiger Institute showed alarming results. The study, the largest look ever at autism and bullying, found that children on …

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Inclusive play product focus: Activo Bambino

When it comes to inclusion, it’s best to plan ahead instead of trying to retrofit something later.  This is especially true for a playground.  Retrofitting can be expensive and you may not …

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Inclusive play product focus: Triumph Climber

Designing an inclusive playground can be a significant challenge.  A great playground is one that offers children of all abilities the chance to test their motor skills.  Accessible playgrounds tend to only …

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Assessing a playground

Climber Assessing a playground Assessing a playground to determine if it is inclusive takes a bit of visionary thinking. When I’m on the playground I imagine all the various groups that need to benefit from the …

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Ten tips for choosing a playground for a child with autism

A new study confirms what many parents know well: it’s common for children with autism autism ribbon Ten tips for choosing a playground for a child with autismto wander, which puts tremendous stress on families. According to the new report, which appeared in the …

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Balancing act

Balance is a critical skill that helps us walk and run.  It is the sustaining control of the body when using both sides simultaneously, individually, or alternately.  Balance is necessary for all …

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Removing the R-word from our vocabulary

spreadword Removing the R word from our vocabularyIt is time we Spread the Word to End the Word and build awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word (retard). Most people don’t think …

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Inclusive play product focus: Cozy Cocoon

Imagine you are at a loud and crowded party.  You are being pressed and jostled as people dance around you or push past to grab a drink or food.  All of your …

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