Comments

Parks and Recreation

“The JUMP! playground will enhance HJ Carroll Park by providing opportunities for all

children to get active, explore, and grow. I can remember being a parent of a small child

and the importance of playgrounds for the whole family’s health, and sanity! Families from

all over our county can meet, share and support each other during this important time of

life. The playground is especially important in that it will be useful and accessible to

children with disabilities. It will be the only playground of its type in the entire County. The

project is well planned, and very high quality. It could serve its purpose for the next 20

years or more. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this project.

(360) 385-9129 or MTyler@co.jefferson.wa.us Matt Tyler, Manager Jefferson County Public Works Parks and Recreation Division From HRSA, Maternal & Child Health Bureau “Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) “have or are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. · Nearly 20% of U.S. children under age 18 years of age have a special health care need. · One in five U.S. families have a child with a special health care need.” Marti Haley, RN – Jefferson County Public Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs Coordinator All children need opportunities to play outside, for fun and exercise, and to develop to their best ability. For that to be possible, families need safe, appropriate, outdoor places for children to play. Like everyone else, children and adolescents with special needs want to enjoy activities and be included. Often, opportunities for fitness and fun are limited for those with disabilities. Accessible playgrounds are a great way for communities to help support the wellbeing of children with special needs and their families. For inspiring photos and stories of how accessible playgrounds have been created and funded, see the “30 Most Impressive Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds”: w w w . s p e c i a l - e d u c a t i o n - d e g r e e . n e t / 3 0 - m o s t - i m p r e s s i v e - a c c e s s i b l e - a n d - i n c l u s i v e - playgrounds/ Thank you for supporting the health and safety of all children in our communities! Ron Dionne, MD As a retired pediatrician and grandfather of a boy with disabilities, I know how important a project like JUMP! is for the disabled child. Having inclusive playground equipment for disabled children mixed with regular playground equipment is also an important opportunity for parents of special needs children and the community as a whole. Being able to play outdoors along with able-bodied children allows the disabled child to get a sense of inclusion, mastery, fun and increased self-esteem. Without such opportunities, children miss out on the serious work of play and all its social, intellectual, emotional and physical benefits. I whole-heartily support the JUMP! project.
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Comments

Parks and Recreation

“The JUMP! playground will enhance HJ Carroll Park by providing opportunities for all

children to get active, explore, and grow. I can remember being a parent of a small child

and the importance of playgrounds for the whole family’s health, and sanity! Families from

all over our county can meet, share and support each other during this important time of

life. The playground is especially important in that it will be useful and accessible to

children with disabilities. It will be the only playground of its type in the entire County. The

project is well planned, and very high quality. It could serve its purpose for the next 20

years or more. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this project.

(360) 385-9129 or MTyler@co.jefferson.wa.us Matt Tyler, Manager Jefferson County Public Works Parks and Recreation Division From HRSA, Maternal & Child Health Bureau “Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) “have or are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. · Nearly 20% of U.S. children under age 18 years of age have a special health care need. · One in five U.S. families have a child with a special health care need.” Marti Haley, RN – Jefferson County Public Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs Coordinator All children need opportunities to play outside, for fun and exercise, and to develop to their best ability. For that to be possible, families need safe, appropriate, outdoor places for children to play. Like everyone else, children and adolescents with special needs want to enjoy activities and be included. Often, opportunities for fitness and fun are limited for those with disabilities. Accessible playgrounds are a great way for communities to help support the wellbeing of children with special needs and their families. For inspiring photos and stories of how accessible playgrounds have been created and funded, see the “30 Most Impressive Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds”: w w w . s p e c i a l - e d u c a t i o n - d e g r e e . n e t / 3 0 - m o s t - i m p r e s s i v e - a c c e s s i b l e - a n d - i n c l u s i v e - playgrounds/ Thank you for supporting the health and safety of all children in our communities! Ron Dionne, MD As a retired pediatrician and grandfather of a boy with disabilities, I know how important a project like JUMP! is for the disabled child. Having inclusive playground equipment for disabled children mixed with regular playground equipment is also an important opportunity for parents of special needs children and the community as a whole. Being able to play outdoors along with able-bodied children allows the disabled child to get a sense of inclusion, mastery, fun and increased self-esteem. Without such opportunities, children miss out on the serious work of play and all its social, intellectual, emotional and physical benefits. I whole-heartily support the JUMP! project.
© Site design and administration by English Specialty Arts - All Rights Reserved