Inclusive Play and Playgrounds


SHANE’S INSPIRATION, the international nonprofit dedicated to creating inclusive playgrounds and programs that unite children of all abilities, is participating in #GivingTuesday, a day of giving that inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities they support. Occurring

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Playground Rebuild Scheduled This Weekend – West Hartford, CT

With a team build scheduled for next weekend, plans for the Jonathan’s Dream Reimagined playground behind the Mandell Jewish Community Center is starting to materialize. On Friday, some Playground Equipment stood on its own while others sat waiting in the parking lot outside. The original beams at the front of

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Shane’s Inspiration had the honor of returning to Cuenca, Ecuador

Two weeks ago, Shane’s Inspiration had the honor of returning to Cuenca, Ecuador…the site of the first fully-inclusive playground in the Country, which we celebrated the opening of in November, 2013. Our goal was to help the City’s municipal agency, Accion Social, launch school and community programs that help utilize

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Avens Village

Greeley’s Beautiful Commitment to Inclusion Comes to Life!

Last Saturday, Shane’s Inspiration joined the community of Greeley, Colorado in celebrating the opening of Aven’s Village: a fully-inclusive playground. Two days prior, Marnie Norris, our Director of Programs, held program trainings for recreation staff and local educators to help implement Together, We Are Able and My PlayClub. This playground

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Opening of our 59th Inclusive Playground

Shane’s Inspiration celebrated the opening of our 59th Inclusive Playground at Harvard Recreation Center in Los Angeles yesterday! Jackie Tatum Playground, designed by Shane’s Inspiration, was built in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Too Small to Fail, Landscape Structures, and the wonderful community of South

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Inclusive Play and Inclusive Playgrounds

There are terms in the special needs community of “Inclusive Play” and “Inclusive Playgrounds.” But many don’t know what exactly these terms mean or how they are differentiated. Accessible playgrounds, universally accessible playgrounds, and handicapped-accessible playgrounds are some common terms used when people mention playgrounds where children with disabilities can

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My PlayClub for Families

  My PlayClub ® is a community outreach program of Shane’s Inspiration that brings children of ALL abilities together at one of our inclusive playgrounds for a play date. Our goal is to Build Common Ground ® between the children through play. We buddy children with challenges with typically developing

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De Garmo Park “Grand Opening”, Thursday, September 5, 2013 -10:30am

De Garmo Park “Grand Opening”, Thursday, September 5, 2013 -10:30am – 10126 West Arminta Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (Arminta Street & De Garmo Avenue) Please join us for the Grand Opening of De Garmo Park Inclusive Playground designed by Shane’s Inspiration Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10:30am De Garmo Park, 10126

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