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Happy National ASL Day!

<p>Happy National ASL Day!</p>
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Trust People with Disabilities to tell you what they need

<p>Trust People with Disabilities to tell you what they need</p>
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I saw a list of Mighty articles today about mental health and Christianity. Are there similar articles highlighting other faiths? #Inclusivity

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Does anyone have any recommendations on things a fraternity can do/events they can hold that would be accessible for everyone with disabilities.

I had a fraternity at my college ask me how they could be more inclusive with people with disabilities including those with invisible illnesses. I was only able to give them a handful of ideas and would like to be able to provide them with more information/ help #InclusionAndSpecialNeeds #Inclusivity #Disability

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The Latest Inclusive Playground to Open Is All Kinds of Magical

The Magical Bridge Playground, an innovative new playground designed to be socially inclusive and open to all ages and abilities, is open for playtime in Palo Alto, California. Via the Magical Bridge Facebook page Olenka Villareal came up with the idea for an accessible, inclusive playground when she realized she would have to drive out of town and pay $150 each time her son, who has a developmental disability, wanted to play at the park, KTVU reported. “Where are they playing?” Villareal said, according to KTVU. “Where are those children using a wheelchair, children using a walker, a blind child, where are they going to play and be part of their community?” Six years and nearly $4 million later, the Magical Bridge Playground officially opened Saturday, April 18. It features a variety of innovative play equipment suited for all ages and abilities. “Our hope is to create awareness that today’s park designs are overlooking so many: the growing autistic population, visually and hearing impaired, physically limited and even our aging community,” the project says on its website. Magical Bridge features wheelchair-accessible merry-go-rounds, a magical laser harp that emits sound when imaginary strings are plucked and extra-wide swings and slides. The playground is also built on an entirely smooth surface to remain accessible for wheelchairs and walkers, according to Good News Network. Aerial view of the park via the Magical Bridge Facebook page Via the Magical Bridge Facebook page Via the Magical Bridge Facebook page Via the Magical Bridge Facebook page “It’s much harder to build community if you have a special needs child,” Sarah Lundgren, who has a 16-year-old son who is blind, says in the video below. “To have a place where… our kids with special needs can come and be welcomed — and celebrated, really, not just welcomed — is a huge value.” Learn more about the exciting new playground and hear from more of its first visitors in the video below. To learn more about Magical Bridge, visit the project’s website and Facebook page. h/t Good News Network Want to celebrate the human spirit? Like us on Facebook. And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.