Category Advocacy

Funding for Inclusive Play: How to Secure a Communication Board for Your School or Playground

Looking for fundraising ideas to bring communication boards to your school or community playground? Explore a range of creative and effective strategies in this article. Discover how individuals and organizations have successfully secured funding through grassroots initiatives, partnerships with local businesses, and grant applications. Uncover the power of community engagement and the positive impact of communication boards on children of all abilities. Get inspired to take action and create inclusive play spaces that foster communication, belonging, and endless possibilities for every child.

Empowering Voices: How One Child’s Mission Transformed Recess for Non-Verbal Students

Discover the incredible story of Derek Walz, an 8-year-old with a heart full of compassion and a determination to make a difference. Inspired by a classmate's struggle to communicate during recess, Derek embarked on a mission to create a more inclusive playground experience for non-verbal students. Through his project to enhance recess through communication boards, Derek may be igniting a movement of compassion and inspiring children and adults alike to create positive change in their communities.
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Making Waterparks, public pools and splash pads more inclusive for non-speaking children

Communication boards are a valuable tool for children with autism and non-speaking children to express their thoughts and feelings without the use of verbal speech. They have been a tool that many school districts have included in their playgrounds. City parks have also started to understand the importance of adding communication boards to their parks and playgrounds. Public libraries, pools and waterparks have just started to be aware of the importance of making their spaces inclusive for children who don't use verbal speech.