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Out of 1,000 children between the ages of 3 and 21, approximately 85 will have disabilities, and only one will have a physical disability. The remaining 84 children will have cognitive (41.5), communication (17), social/emotional (11), chronic health impairment (11), multiple disabilities (2), and sensory disabilities (1.5). Designing a play environment that intentionally addresses the sensory, cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and sensory needs of all children, provides an embracing recreation space where people of all abilities can play together.
The purpose of PlayCore’s unique inclusive play programs is to provide educational resources for communities that wish to move playgrounds beyond minimum accessibility to create more usable outdoor play environments that recognize everyone’s right to fully participate in equitable play. Inclusive play environments intentionally address the physical and social inclusion of people of all ages and abilities. PlayCore is proud to partner with leading experts, Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, to help communities provide meaningful, healthy play opportunities for everyone.