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*This event is open to the public*


This is an online event. Registered participants will receive an e-mail from Zoom with instructions on how to join the workshop. No cost to participants but registration is required.


DescriptionThe equity, diversity, and inclusion conversation over the past few years has shone a light on implicit bias and how it shows up in our systems and structures. Despite the Americans with Disabilities Act’s mandate to make public spaces accessible to all, our public playgrounds continue to exclude children with disabilities. Redesigning play spaces to be truly equitable requires an intentional approach to inclusion that supports the needs of children with developmental and physical disabilities and without. This webinar will highlight inclusive play space design, community stakeholder building, and social inclusion programming that maximizes the playground’s impact. 


Instructional Level: Introductory, Intermediate 



Tiffany Harris co-founded Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration in 1998, catalyzing the first Inclusive Playground on the West Coast. She also developed a network of more than 75 inclusive playgrounds worldwide. Click to read presenter’s full bio. Diane Scanlan-Ross, B.A., Senior Vice President of Design, holds a postgraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Northwestern University. Click to read presenter’s full bio.  


Learning objectives: This interactive session is designed to help participants:

1.  Analyze the impact of inclusive design on children and caregivers.

2.  Determine the best practices in design.

3.  Identify community development to support inclusion and partnerships.

4. Analyze the social inclusion programming structure and benefits to maximize impact.


Target Populations:

  • Organizational leaders
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical and medical staff
  • Community living providers
  • Direct support professionals and other community service providers
  • Speech / Physical / Occupational therapists
  • Students/trainees


Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.

For more information on our trainings or to request accommodation or assistance for individuals with disabilities, please contact us by phone at 443-923-9555, email  or visit Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least seven days prior to the scheduled meeting.

Register via Zoom.