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It’s Inclusive Schools Week!

Who is sitting on the sidelines on your school campus? A student with a disability? A student with a different gender identity, race, or religion? Did you know that children with disabilities are two-thirds more likely to be involved in bullying than their typical peers? The social isolation that children

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SHANE’S INSPIRATION IS PARTICIPATING IN GIVING TUESDAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE GIFT OF INCLUSIVE PLAY

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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Jonathan’s Dream

In 1994, Amy Barzach was playing with her two sons when she noticed a little girl in a wheelchair, crying, unable to join in because the playground wasn’t accessible to her. The next year, when a disability changed the way her own child, Jonathan, could play, Amy remembered that little

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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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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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Watch & Explore An Inclusive Playground & My PlayClub at Beeman Park in Studio City, CA

Watch the video and explore My PlayClub at Beeman Park in Studio City, CA!  Check out some of the fabulous accessible equipment (provided by our partner in play, Landscape Structures) and integration:                                    

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Neighborhood Inspiration Through Inclusive Playground Construction

We began building inclusive playgrounds for kids. They are the natural clients! What has become clear, over the years, is that these play spaces are inclusive for all ages and stages. This story came from our Director of Design, Landscape Architect Diane Scanlan, who is overseeing a new playground developing

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