Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Curated Mixed Ability Inclusive Activities
A colleague of mine who produces mixed ability recreation equipment(Bankshot) produced a video where he talked about this picture
Mixed ability inclusive play are those activities where people with special needs and neurotypical people play together as equals.
Bankshot is a non competitive mixed ability basketball where players are equals
Mixed ability dance is another one of these activities
NYC parks does not offer much in the form of recreation activities led by professional staff. So play situations are generally peer play.
In a play situation that is peer organized special needs folks are often marganilized.
Where funds are available by having staffed activities oriented for special needs folks that neurotypical folks are invited to join
-Special needs folks will get leadership recreation
-neurotypical kids will get leadership let recreation, which they are not getting currently
-it is far less liklety that neurotypical kids will unwittingily act not properly to them, as has occurred at sonme inclusive playgrounds
-(Shanes Inspiration story)
-Everybody will get leadership led recreation in locations where in the past nobody got leadership led recreation.
-Everybody will start making neighborhood friendships