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Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play …

Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play

Play brings families, friends and communities together; it keep us fit and makes us smile. Research shows that play is a key element of development and health for individuals of all ages and abilities. Unfortunately, play is being threatened on every front in the U.S. It's seen as a "children-only" activity, if it's thought about at all. Furthermore, concerns around inclusive play are primarily discussed among disability experts and are not part of most community agendas.

Please join our nation's leading inclusive play experts for a thought-provoking, two-day symposium that examines the importance of play for all ages and abilities. Play for Life: Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play will reignite your passion for play and inspire new ways to bring that passion to everyone in the community.

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  • 1. October 23–24, 2010 * Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis play for life Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play Brought to you by Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC. Sponsored by
  • 2. October 23–24, 2010 * Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis play for life Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play Play brings families, friends and communities together; it keeps us fit and makes us smile. Research shows that play is a key element of development and health for individuals of all ages and abilities. Unfortunately, play is being threatened on every front in the U.S. It’s seen as a “children-only” activity, if it’s thought about at all. Furthermore, concerns around inclusive play are primarily discussed among disability experts and are not part of most community agendas. Please join a group of our nation’s leading experts for a thought-provoking, two-day symposium that examines the importance of play for all ages and abilities. Play for Life: Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play will reignite your passion for play and inspire new ways to bring that passion to everyone in your community.
  • 3. Questions? Who should attend? • Educators, preschool and daycare directors • Therapists (occupational, physical and recreational) • Recreation directors, managers and staff • Adaptive recreation and inclusion coordinators • Landscape architects, architects/designers • Parks and recreation department professionals • Advocates, students and parents • People with disabilities • And anyone who is passionate about play for all individuals! Can I get credit? CEUs have been applied for in several different disciplines. Please check playlsi.com/2010-symposium for those that have been accepted, or contact inclusiveplay@mindspring.com for CEU inquiries. What if I need to cancel? A $25 administrative fee will be deducted for registration refunds. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by Oct. 15, 2010. No refunds will be available after Oct. 16, 2010. More questions? For questions about the Play for Life Symposium, registration or accommodations, please e-mail inclusiveplay@mindspring.com or call 412-563-6475. This symposium is subject to change or cancellation. Liability is limited to funds remitted for symposium registration. Speakers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • 4. Registration How did you hear about our event? Mail E-mail Social Media Facebook LinkedIn Other Friend/Colleague Other What is your area of practice? Parks and Rec personnel Architect/designer Education Early Childhood Elementary Other Therapist Occupational Physical Recreational Other Community Agency/ Social Work Other What knowledge are you hoping to gain by attending this symposium?
  • 5. Registration Register for Play for Life before Sept. 20, 2010 to receive the early-registration rate of $140 for one day or $210 for both days. After Sept. 20, symposium rates are $160 for a single day and $240 for both days. Registration deadline is Oct. 18, 2010. If paying by check or money order, return this form to: Play for Life Symposium Attn: H. Moseley Landscape Structures Inc. 601 7th Street South Delano, MN 55328-8605 Please make checks payable to Play for Life Symposium/LSI. Full payment must accompany this form in order to be processed. A $35 handling fee will be charged for returned checks. For secure credit card payments, please register online at playlsi.com/2010-symposium. I would like to register for (check one or both): Saturday, Oct. 23 Sunday, Oct. 24 Name Title Company Address City State Zip Country Daytime phone Fax E-mail Website
  • 6. Brought to you by Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC. For more information, please go to www.playlsi.com/2010-symposium. Sponsored by
  • 7. Session Schedule 2 Speaker Bios 4 Registration and Photo courtesy of Karen Marsh Accommodations 8
  • 8. Sessions Day One: Inclusive Play for Children 8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:00 Welcome The Importance of Play to All Children Ernie Dettore, Ed.D., Keystone STARS TA Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development Play is essential to children’s healthy development. It is equally critical in the formation of adult-child relationships. In this session, Dr. Dettore will discuss the benefits of unstructured playtime and the role of the adult in supporting children’s learning and development through play. Brain Break and Networking Time Designing Great Places for All Children to Play Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L, President, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC and John McConkey, Marketing Insights Manager, Landscape Structures Learn about the importance of barrier-free design in creating inclusive play environments. This presentation will highlight the use of Universal Design Principles and sensory rich elements in your design to create play environments that support all children. Examples of these practices from indoor and outdoor play settings will be provided throughout the presentation. Networking Lunch Creating Inclusion via Playground Programming Marnie Norris-Fisher, Director of Programs, Shane’s Inspiration How are successful inclusive play programs developed and operated? Learn how one organization created inspiring, successful programs in its community and hear from a variety of its program participants. Brain Break and Networking Time The Importance of Play to Children with Autism Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, San Francisco State University and Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play Gain valuable information about how play helps children on the autism spectrum develop valuable social skills and so much more. 4:30 Wrap Up 2
  • 9. Day Two: The Importance of Play Across Our Lives 8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 9:00 Welcome Play as a Lifelong Journey: An Approach for All of Us, Young and Old Alike, Based on Fred Rogers’ Timeless Wisdom Hedda Sharapan, M.S. Child Development, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, The Fred Rogers Company There was a playfulness about Fred Rogers that we can all learn from — and it wasn’t just about or for children. Through fun and treasured video segments, we’ll explore what play means in our lives as adults … and as adults who care about children of all abilities. Brain Break and Networking Time The Importance of Recreation in Building Social Capital Al Condeluci, Ph.D., CEO, UCP/CLASS What exactly is social capital? Find out in this insightful presentation, and see why recreation is a perfect way for adults of all abilities to build more of it. Networking Lunch The Importance of Play for a Community Cynthia Gentry, Founding Director, Atlanta Taskforce on Play See how one city has embraced play through the KaBOOM! project “Playful Cities USA” as well as best practices from other cities. Learn about the Atlanta Taskforce on Play, how it was created, and what it’s planning next. Also, get a sneak peak at the semi-finalists in Playable10 International Design Competition. Brain Break and Networking Time Playing Around the World: Inclusive Tourism Scott Rains, D.Min., New Mobility Person of the Year In this closing presentation you will be encouraged to embrace your inner explorer and get out and play with our world. Through stories and photos, you’ll have the chance to see how individuals of all abilities are traveling to the ends of the earth, having fun meeting new people and exploring the kingdoms of our childhood dreams. 4:00 Wrap Up 3
  • 10. Speaker Bios At Play for Life, you’ll learn from, and have the opportunity to meet and network with the foremost authorities on inclusive play and play across the lifespan. The symposium is designed for anyone who wants to rejuvenate the spirit of play in his or her community or work setting, and provide more opportunities for playful inclusion. So, whether you work in early-childhood education or a community park and recreation department, write curriculum for children or plan travel events for seniors, you’ll discover new ideas and make the contacts you need to help integrate more play into all you do. Play for Life Symposium founder and host: Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L Ingrid is president of Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC, an organization that works with communities to create and operate amazing places where all children can play together. Her work in inclusive play environments began over 10 years ago at Center for Creative Play in Pittsburgh, PA. During that time, she worked with numerous communities, including more than 35 children’s museums, helping them expand their understanding of Universal Design and the importance of Sensory Play in every child’s development. She has been a member of the Landscape Structures Inclusive Advisory Board since July 2009. kidssplay.com 4
  • 11. Al Condeluci, Ph.D. Al is CEO of UCP/CLASS, a community-based support system for people with all types of disabilities in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds an M.S.W. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, where he is on faculty in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the School of Social Work. He has authored six books, including the acclaimed, Interdependence: The Route to Community (1991) and the newly released, Together is Better (2009). He lives in McKees Rocks on the family hill with his wife and three children and some 30 other members of the extended Condeluci family. alcondeluci.com Ernie Dettore, Ed.D. Ernie is a Keystone STARS technical assistant consultant and a PQAS-certified instructor from The University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. He is the co-editor of the book To Play or Not to Play: Is It Really a Question published by ACEI in 2007, and has recently received a planning grant from the Caplan Foundation to start The Institute on Play. In 2010, Dr. Dettore received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Service from the University of Pittsburgh. Cynthia Gentry Cynthia is the founding director of the Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP) and co-director of Playable10 International Design Competition. She is on the Board of the International Play Association/USA. A writer, activist, filmmaker and artist, Cynthia lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband, Al, and his 14-year-old twins. Her grown son and his wife live just outside Atlanta. PlayAtlanta.org, PlayableDesign.org 5
  • 12. Speaker Bios John McConkey John serves as market insights manager at Landscape Structures. He provides more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, and offers a unique perspective on health, fitness and children’s play on the playground. Since 2002, John has researched and tracked societal and industry trends to help create solutions that address evolving customer needs. The main focus of his recent efforts is on playground accessibility and inclusiveness as well as sustainability. playlsi.com Marnie Norris-Fisher Marnie has 15 years of experience in nonprofit program design and delivery, and fundraising. Since 2005, she’s been the director of programs at Shane’s Inspiration where she spearheaded the creation of a powerful education program that facilitates inclusion on the playground and in the classroom. To date, this program has reached nearly 10,000 school children. shanesinspiration.org Scott Rains, D.Min. Scott writes daily on travel and issues in the tourism industry of interest to people with disabilities. His work appears in numerous publications and online at RollingRains.com. He is the founder of the global forum on Inclusive Tourism, Tour Watch, and has worked worldwide as an advocate for inclusive tourism. This past year, New Mobility awarded him with the Person of the Year award for his amazing work in creating networks that support travel for all. RollingRains.com 6
  • 13. Hedda Sharapan, M.S. Child Development Hedda is nationally recognized as an outstanding speaker. Using her warmth, humor and humanness, she helps professionals and parents continue to learn from Fred Rogers’ timeless wisdom through treasured videos and stories. Hedda holds an M.S. in child development from the University of Pittsburgh, and since 1966 has worked closely with Fred Rogers on his books for children and parents, and on professional development materials for early childhood educators. As director of early childhood initiatives for the nonprofit company he founded, she is responsible for communicating about Fred Rogers’ approach to children and families in multiple ways: she writes a monthly e-newsletter; works on web materials, articles and brochures for parents, families, and professionals; and is in demand around the country as a keynoter and workshop leader at conferences for educators, parents, and religious, business and community groups. fci.org Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D. Pamela is associate professor at San Francisco State University and founding director of the Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play. As originator of the Integrated Play Groups™ model, she leads efforts to develop inclusive peer play programs worldwide. She is widely published and the author of Play and Imagination in Children with Autism and Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children’s Socialization and Imagination. She currently oversees national and international research and training projects with grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Autism Speaks Foundation and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Among her editorial positions on major journals, she served as a guest reviewer for the American Journal of Play. She is the recipient of several distinguished awards for her scholarship, research and contributions to the community. AutismInstitute.com 7
  • 14. Accommodations Hotel Lodging for Play for Life participants is available at: Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis 35 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55402 Guest Room Reservations: Book reservations online at radisson.com/ minneapolismn_plaza. Click MORE search options under the “Check Rates and Availability” box, then insert Promo Code “LANDSC” to continue online booking. Or call 612‑339‑4900, or toll‑free 800‑333‑3333, and use Promo Code “LANDSC” to continue your reservation. Guest Room Rate: $139 single or double occupancy, plus applicable city/state taxes. All reservations must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit on a major credit card. Guest Room Block Cutoff Date: To receive our block rate, please make your reservation by Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. Guest Room Cancellation Policy: Room cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival date will result in a charge of one night’s room and tax applied to the method of guarantee. Ground Transportation Ground Transportation is available from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport to the hotel. Upon flight arrival, follow the signs to Baggage Claim and then follow signs to Ground Transportation where taxis, multi‑passenger shuttles and light rail into Minneapolis are available. One‑way taxi fare is about $50. One‑way multi‑passenger shuttle fare is approximately $25. One‑way light rail fare is about $3. The light rail drop‑off location is a five‑minute walk to the Radisson Plaza Hotel. 8

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