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Understanding Autism with Tailor Ed Foundation

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At Inclusive Play, we are committed to learning about the different challenges people face, both professionally and in every day life for parents, carers, adults and children alike. We strive to educate ourselves so we can continue to provide the best inclusive products and design on the market.

Last week on September 7th 2017, members of the Inclusive Play team attended an Understanding Autism workshop led by Pete from Tailor Ed Foundation, hosted at The Yard.

The Understanding Autism workshop provides up to date understanding of autism and includes examples of how autism affects different people in different ways. It provides a method to think about how autism affects children and opportunities to consider this.

It was an extremely informative workshop and it was great to have open discussion about inclusive play opportunities for children with autism and the use of creating quiet spaces in outdoor play.

Thank you to Pete for hosting the fantastic workshop and The Yard for hosting, we look forward to attending more workshops in the coming months!

 

 

 

Inclusive Play Conference 2017

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On July 4th 2017 we hosted our first Inclusive Play Conference at Chelmsford Hylands Estate. We welcomed a diverse group of delegates to our conference: Park Project Officers, Landscape Designers, Parents, Carers, and representatives from Local Authorities, Friends Groups and Support Groups.

Our objectives for the day were to share understanding about what “inclusive” really means and how to achieve inclusivity, introduce our delegates to PiPA, look at play spaces from a landscape architects point of view and most importantly, take time to listen and learn from families and carers’ perspectives on their lives caring for children with additional support needs.

We were thrilled to have a number of guest speakers at the conference including Michael Hoenigmann, Director of Jupiter Play, Rachel Carvoso, from Sunshine Centre and Inclusive Play staff.

Jayne Pullen from Liz Lake Associates, recently wrote a blog reflecting on her time with us concluding that, “the conference really highlighted the responsibility we have as landscape architects to help champion the ethos that truly accessible and inclusive play areas become the norm.” You can read Jayne’s full blog on the Liz Lake website, here.

Having talked all things inclusive throughout the day it seemed fitting that we wrapped up our conference with a tour (and play!) of theDestination PiPA play area at the Hylands Estate.

If you’d like to receive updates on our future events or conferences please email: info@inclusiveplay.com to register your interest.”

We’re Giving ‘Blue Monday’ a Makeover!

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theteamEvery year we hear the moans and groans of the January blues and apparently more so today, 19th January the third Monday in the month, now dubbed as ‘Blue Monday’. The team at Inclusive Play aren’t up for that kind of negativity, we like the colour blue (naturally, look at our logo!) so we are joining in with BlueMonday.org to spread a little happiness and awareness.

Last year we gave you the opportunity to meet our team, this year we have roped in people from all over the UK who are either currently working with children with special needs or disabilities or who would really like to learn more about SEND.

We are going to share their stories with you through our campaign ‘Blue Faces Takeover’ to raise awareness around a range of disabilities and special needs so that we can all work together to bring more opportunities and equal rights to these children here in the UK and hopefully globally too!

Just keep an eye out for stories on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ and if you would like to be a Blue Face that Takes over email us now on info@inclusiveplay.com

 

Your guide to play from urban sports to inclusion

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Top tips to providing play and skate facilities for your communities.

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These presentations are a must for everyone with a play or sport

project. Learn everything you need to know to make positive and

informed decisions for your communities. A fantastic networking 

opportunity to discuss your project with experts. You will leave

feeling inspired and up to date with current trends.

Jupiter Play

How to create unique natural play spaces

Case study: Integrating play within a natural landscape setting.

Jane Fortescue is a Landscape Architect who graduated from Sheffield University in 2008. Her passion for designing inspirational places for children has led her to take up the position of lead designer at Jupiter Play. Over the last 3 years she has been responsible for the design of some remarkable projects which through innovative design have set the bar for delivering natural play spaces.

Inclusive Play

Inclusion in five easy steps

We offer simple ideas to make your play areas more inclusive.

Kristina Hinks is General Manager of Inclusive Play. Having spent 10 years working within the play industry in the UK and Sweden she has a wealth of knowledge of successful outcomes that she can share with you. Through case study examples she will show you how to provide play solutions that are loved by every member of the community and  how you should address the needs of users with special needs.

UK Skateparks

What surface is right for your skate park?

A skater’s view of what makes a great riding surface

Brian Williams is from the USA and is passionate about skateboarding. He has moved countries to establish UK Skateparks as the only UK provider that can deliver Skateparks in the materials that the users actually want. His interactive presentation will show you the pros and cons of each solution and will prevent you from emulating the scores of disasters that are prevalent around the country.

Who should attend?

You! and anyone involved in Play Provision!

Parks and Play Officers,; Leisure and Amenity Officers;

Architects; Landscape Architects; Head Teachers;

Parish Councils; Town Councils; Developers; House Builders

and Community Members. 

 

 

Unlock the secrets to Inclusive Play spaces

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We are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience. We want to educate our designers and clients to create equipment and play spaces that engage all. It is for this reason that we have decided to join the DCE Practical Play Solutions presentation series – to bring the knowledge directly to you and your local area.

Join our very own Kristina Hinks, General Manager of Inclusive Play as she guides you through several case study examples of play solutions that are loved by every member of the community, particularly how you should address the needs of users with special needs.

The Practical Play Solutions forum will provide you with a platform to discuss your needs and issues with experts in the industry. Our partners, Jupiter Play and Sport, Proludic and UK skateparks will also be presenting. Come along and hear all about the delights and challenges to play and playgrounds in the 21st century.

Where we’ll be

Stoke on Trent on 19th of November 2013 from 12noon to 3:30pm

To attend a free event in your area, please register by emailing: info@inclusiveplay.com

Speaker Biography: Kristina Hinks, General Manager, Inclusive Play

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To support this growth of Inclusive Play, we have appointed Kristina Hinks to the role of General Manager. Having experienced the industry from the United Kingdom to Sweden, Kristina has spent 10 years acquiring a wealth of knowledge and practical solutions to creating successful and inclusive play spaces that she can share with you. A key player in the industry Kristina will focus on the development of the business as a leader in the design, supply and manufacture of play equipment for children of all abilities.

To attend a free event in your area, please register by emailing: info@inclusiveplay.com