10 Steps to a Playground for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Start Date
11/05/2020
End Date
11/05/2020
Description
1 in 54 children in the United States are on the autism spectrum. 3.5 million people in the United States live with an autism spectrum disorder. This workshop will explore the autism spectrum disorder, the implications for families bringing their child to a playground, and 10 strategies to incorporate in playground designs that address those needs.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, a participate will be able to:
1. Explain what autism is and what that means for families going to playgrounds
2. Identify how different types of playground equipment can stimulate the various sensory systems.
3. Explore how layout can impact a child's visit to the playground
4. Utilize a 10-step checklist to ensure a playground design will support a child with an autistic spectrum disorder.
Instructors
Mara Kaplan
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Course Codes
Provider
PlayPower, Inc


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