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ENSURE KIDS DO NOT GET OVERWHELMED

Playgrounds can overload the sensory systems of children, including many with autism and sensory processing disorders. An orientation path around the play area lets children decide how much sensory input they can handle. Cozy, quiet spaces give children overwhelmed by playground noise and stimulation comforting places to rest and recover. Site amenities like benches and tables allow caregivers to watch from a safe distance, while providing opportunities for social interaction and onlooker play. Shade also provides important protection against harmful UV rays — some medications make those with epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism extremely sensitive to sunlight.

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Orientation Path

An orientation path around the play area lets children decide how much sensory input they can handle.

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Cozy Space

Cozy, quiet spaces give children overwhelmed by playground noise and stimulation comforting places to rest and recover.

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Site Amenities

Site amenities like benches and tables allow caregivers to watch from a safe distance, while providing opportunities for social interaction and onlooker play. 

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Shade

Shade also provides important protection against harmful UV rays - some medications make those with epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism extremely sensitive to sunlight.

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The New Perspective – Autism Acceptance, Appreciation and Inclusion

Our BLOG on Autism Acceptance, Appreciation and Inclusion highlights some challenges parents of children with autism face along with some requests they have to make their child feel safe and secure at the playground. We've given some solutions and ideas to meet these requests and hope you consider these when designing your next playground.    

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Help develop the abilities and captivate the imagination of every kid by adding a Playground for All to your play environment.

 

For more information about our inclusive play products and to start designing your own Playground for All, contact us today!