Inclusive Play Matters - PlayCore Webinar

  • 03/23/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Webinar

This session was put together to help NHRPA members understand the potential impact of HB467 Playgrounds in NH.  Inclusive play is important make sure you register and participate in this webinar!  CLICK HERE to register

Landscape architects have long championed inclusive play destinations.  However, the body of research to help make evidence-based design choices has only relatively recently begun to develop.  Researchers and practitioners are beginning to ask, and answer, whether inclusively designed outdoor environments really change the possibilities for enhanced play experiences? Can inclusive design impact play behaviors between children of all abilities?  Discover evidence-based design practices that thoughtfully break down both physical and social barriers to create a welcoming atmosphere to experience the developmental benefits of inclusive play! Research findings, case examples, and new data offers unique insights to demonstrate the positive impact inclusive design has on the whole child, whole environment, and the whole community!       

Speaker: Jennie Sumrell - CORE Community Outreach Director

Learning objectives

  • Identify the difference in the terms accessible, universally designed, and inclusive when referencing outdoor play and recreation settings.
  • Summarize research findings of play behaviors observed for both children with and without disabilities in outdoor inclusive play settings.
  • List at least five evidence-based design practices/considerations that thoughtfully address the developmental benefits of the whole child and support positive play experiences for children of all abilities.
  • Create an advocacy statement to raise awareness and support inclusive play and recreation opportunities for diverse communities.


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