helping every person lead an engaged life
THROUGH ACCESSIBLE PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS INCLUSIVELY DESIGNED
A MESSAGE FROM:
Teri Adams, Founder & Executive Director
I want you all to get to know me and what fuels my passion for Augusta At Play: “Moving here three years ago, it was June, I found myself frequently traveling out of Augusta County to find suitable playgrounds that would accommodate my children’s sensory and physical needs. Then when school started, the playground was often too loud and overwhelming, even with noise reducing headphones for my daughter; while my son struggled physically to keep up due to poor muscle tone, hypotonia, and was further impeded due to his receptive and expressive speech delay, difficulty with articulation and voice projection. This was my “Aha Moment”, when I became motivated to start Augusta At Play.
The design of our equip2play model is two pronged: BUILD & TEACH. The BUILD is to create accessible parks and playgrounds thoughtfully designed with appropriate flooring, equipment, respite areas for EVERYONE, all ages, all abilities, all mobities! The TEACH arm (my passion!!) is to equip children from the earliest age, to embrace differences, learn alternate ways to communicate and interact successfully to promote true inclusive play.
It’s BIG, it’s really the biggest dream I’ve ever had. It’s scary, though I have faith with the right heart, team, goals, mindset this will all unfold … the people, resources, and opportunities will present itself.”
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