playgrounds http://michiganradio.org en This is what a playground for kids with disabilities looks like http://michiganradio.org/post/what-playground-kids-disabilities-looks <p>Ask any kid about their favorite part of the school day and they’ll likely give you one response - recess.</p><p>But for kids with disabilities, going outside isn’t always easy.&nbsp;&nbsp;Traditional playgrounds aren’t always safe for these kids.</p><p>Haisley&nbsp;Elementary in Ann Arbor just renovated its playground to specifically accommodate for students with disabilities.</p><p>The school&nbsp;has a large population of kids with disabilities.&nbsp;Most of these kids can’t talk.&nbsp;Many have a hard time sitting up right.&nbsp;Some are in wheelchairs.&nbsp;Some have Autism.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15240 at http://michiganradio.org This is what a playground for kids with disabilities looks like Playground for senior citizens opens in Ohio http://michiganradio.org/post/playground-senior-citizens-opens-ohio <p>A community near Akron, Ohio <a href="http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/playground-in-springfield-township-opens-for-seniors-1.243671?ot=akron.PhotoGalleryLayout.ot&amp;s=1.243670">opened a new playground last week</a> - one specially designed for senior citizens.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/playground-in-springfield-township-opens-for-seniors-1.243670">The Akron Beacon Journal reports</a> that the playground consists of eight pieces of low-impact athletic equipment designed for older adults.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 18:15:10 +0000 The Associated Press 4846 at http://michiganradio.org Playground for senior citizens opens in Ohio