According to the CDC, about 1 in 36 children has autism. This number has been on the rise over the years, and it’s estimated that over 3.5 million people in the United States now live with an autism spectrum disorder.
This course explores autism and its implications for families going to a playground. You’ll learn what autism is and how it impacts those born with it. You’ll also discover 10 specific playground strategies you can employ to help address the needs of children with autism in a design that works for neuro-typically developing kids, too.
Upon completing this course you’ll be able to:
- Define autism and what it means for families going to playgrounds.
- Explain how different playground equipment stimulates the sensory systems.
- Discuss how playground layout can impact a child’s experience.
- Utilize a 10-step checklist to ensure a playground is designed to support a child with an autism spectrum disorder.