Friday, October 19, 2012

For the love of special needs swings

There aren't a lot of places around with swings made especially for children with special needs. We have found a couple of places near our house that have them, though one park is a 45 minute drive and the other park - while closer - has swings that are still much too big for Will. So imagine our surprise this weekend when the playground at Kiptopeke had a special needs swing... AND it was sized for a kid between the ages of 2 and 5! While Luke and Matt bounced across moving bridges and through tunnels, Will flew through the air like Superman. With a huge smile on his face, though, and not Superman's typical brooding pursed lip.

These unexpected moments... finding a special needs swing in a random playground, NOT having done hours of research or driving to seek it out... make me stop and think. Maybe, just maybe... the world is starting to realize that all kids deserve the opportunity to have fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, so wonderful to stumble upon a gift you didn't have to fight for. What a super cool swing. Love the photos!