Most important barrier for active inclusion play isn’t fysical

One off the researchers, L. van Engelen talking an playing with a child in a wheelchair.

In 2017 two master pediatric physiotherapist students from Hogeschool Utrecht, did a  qualitative study to investigate the barriers children with a physical disability encounter when they want to play outside and what we can do about it.  Children and parents from the Speeltuinbende participated in the research. I’m very happy their interesting research, conclusiones  and…

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Efteling inclusive playground Nest! now open.

I’m  happy to anounce that  the Efteling  opened the  Inclusive Playground . At the request of Het Gehandicapte Kind I advised the Efteling about inclusive play during the devlopment and construction of the playground . In august 2021 I visited the playground together with my friend Koen and his mother. It was great to see…

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Inclusive playground in Jordan, Za’atari Refugee Camp

UNICEF has opened the first fully inclusive playground for children with disabilities in Jordan in Za’atari Refugee Camp as part of national efforts to make education inclusive for all children. The playground, which is one of the first of its kind in a refugee camp, has been designed and equipped for children with and without…

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Dutch guideline for inclusive play now available!

Together with a team of people from Het Gehandicapte Kind, , Jantje Beton, ZET and ZZP’ers, I worked hard on the digital Guidelines for Inclusive Play. I am super happy that the guidelines are now actually online. You can view them at www.samenspeelnetwerk.nl on your desktop and on your smartphone. The Guidelines provide actionable perspective…

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Comic book Sam and Sarah

Do you have a bucket list? Yes? And does it include “being a cartoon character in a comic book? A missed opportunity ;-). Put it on your bucket list. It is so much fun. The comic “Sam and Sarah, you can do more than you can imagine”, tells the story of two heroes in wheelchairs:…

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Ilse van der Put board member Platform Ruimte voor de Jeugd

Since 2019 I ‘m board member of the Dutch network organisation  Ruimte voor de Jeugd . The organisation is committed to play and play space for youth and young people. As an interdisciplinary platform, we bring together experts from different professions to inform and inspire each other. Together they cover a large number of fields:…

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Information for municipalities about inclusive play

The Organisation of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) asked me to write a practical guide for municipalities about Inclusive Play. The result is this publication. It provides knowledge and tools to set up and implement a good and inclusive cooperation policy together with (experience) experts, as part of the Local Inclusion Agenda (LIA). Klick for a download…

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Inclusion Game ready to be used

  The Inclusion Game is ready! Light For The World developed the game. The Inclusive health game is the first game in a series of Inclusion games. The Inclusive Health Game helps to understand the barriers that people with a disability face when they make use of health care services – and to create short term…

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