The All-Inclusive Playground will offer therapists the ability to use outdoor recreation and playground activities to help persons served address physical and emotional needs. Working within this type of outdoor setting helps rehabilitation feel less like therapy and more like real-life. In addition, the All-Inclusive Playground will provide a much-needed outdoor space for families of persons served - as a respite to allow kids to be kids, and because it is important for families to be a part of the rehabilitation process, as a way for persons served to watch their loved ones play while conducting therapy.
Among the physical, emotional and financial hurdles facing individuals with brain injuries, learning or relearning to play or watching their young loved ones play may seem low on the list of priorities. However, connecting with nature and the outdoors enables people recovering from crippling physical traumas -- including car accidents, serious falls, strokes and violence -- to live independently and recapture as much of their original lives as possible. It's not unusual for individuals to be withdrawn and disconnected at the start of a therapy session, but once they begin interacting with play equipment, persons served tend to become more engaged and social.
Help us build the playground by donating to On With Life. Variety- the Children's Charity has kicked off the playground campaign with a $20,000 grant to On With Life. We need your help to complete the $80,000 project!
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