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Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds in Indianapolis

With warmer weather right around the corner, it’s time to get out and enjoy some fresh air. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for families with children of all ages and abilities to choose from — and places where...

INvestABLE Indiana: Giving Hoosiers with Disabilities the Ability to Save

Individuals with disabilities encounter barriers and challenges that many others don’t. As a result of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, states can now create savings programs for individuals with disabilities, giving Hoosiers with disabilities the...

Disability Awareness Month at The Children’s Museum

Each March, Disability Awareness Month is recognized throughout Indiana. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis continues to provide valuable experiences and an inclusive environment for people with disabilities who visit the museum. This month, The Children's Museum is offering special opportunities...

The Art of Avoiding Power Struggles

“That’s mine!”  “Leave my stuff alone!”  “No!”  Does this sound familiar? If you are a parent, you probably have heard these words at some point. Power struggles are bound to happen in a family, especially if you have a child with special...

Indy Parks and Recreation

The 2021 Indy Parks and Recreation summer day camp program offers a wide variety of opportunities including swimming, arts, nature, science, and sports and recreation. All camps follow a set of high program standards and are accredited by the...

Jameson Camp

Jameson Camp has a rich 93 year history in Indianapolis. Settled on 125 acres on the west side of Indianapolis, Jameson Camp guides campers to get outside and grow inside. Programs include day camp, teen camp, leadership (LIT &...

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

The Summer Camp Series offers something for every interest, with 12 camp options ranging from arts to science to nature. A fun, safe summer is our top priority. Find the perfect camp for you + your kiddos today! Basic Info: Address:...

FREE Sensory-Friendly Skate Day at the Ice at Center Green

The City of Carmel is hosting two Sensory-Friendly Skate Days on January 27 and February 24 at the Ice at Center Green, 4:00-6:00pm! The city will provide a fun craft alongside the FREE skating for both kids and parents. Enjoy...

The Power of Music Therapy

Music has the power to transform, and this can be especially true for people with special needs.  Catilin Krater, board certified music therapist at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Health, and Dorothy Benz-Buchanan, licensed Kindermusik educator, explain the benefits...

Making a Smooth Transition Back to School

The thought of heading back to school can bring on a lot of emotions for children and parents alike. For some, the transition from summer to school with a new schedule, friends and teacher is exciting. For others, the...

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Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds in Indianapolis

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INvestABLE Indiana: Giving Hoosiers with Disabilities the Ability to Save

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