Archive for Inclusive Play

Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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Thank goodness the Stormtrooper won his NEOS game, otherwise we could have all ended up on the Dark Side.

I’m a member of the Playworld Systems public relations team and I recently …

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Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Erin Starr from Children’s Playstructures and Recreation

Erin Starr from Children’s Playstructures and Recreation

Tell us about how you used the Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) to your advantage?I was able to bring the IPDG to …

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October is National Sensory Awareness Month

sensory-processing-do-you-know-meOctober is National Sensory Awareness Month – a time to celebrate our senses and raise awareness of sensory processing disorder.

According to the Sensory Processing Foundation, “sensory processing “ refers to …

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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

ClimberAssessing 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-ribbonto wander, which puts tremendous stress on families. According to the new report, which appeared in the …

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