Archive for Autism

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Social play for children with autism

Can a playground be designed to increase the ability of children with autism to play with others?  Researchers say yes. 

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) rarely interact with others in free …

Read More

Levels of challenge on the playground

One of the purposes of a balance trax Levels of challenge on the playgroundplayground is to challenge children to try new things and push themselves physically and emotionally. Playgrounds also provide a place where children socialize and learn to …

Read More

In defense of the fence

tejofence5 In defense of the fence

The Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) recommends that when building an inclusive playground a perimeter boundary needs to be created around the entire play space with only one or two entrances. (LA-4)  …

Read More

Laying out your playground for children with autism

CozyCoon Laying out your playground for children with autismWhen designing an inclusive playground the layout of the space is crucial, particularly when part of the goal is to ensure children with autism can also find enjoyment.  Many children with autism …

Read More
Page 1 of 212