Mara Kaplan

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Journey to Inclusion

Mara Kaplan is the driving force behind Let Kids Play, a consulting firm working to ensure that all children have excellent play opportunities. She is an educator, a parent of a child with disabilities and a season advocate for inclusive play. Mara is the editor of accessibleplayground.net and one of the authors of the Inclusive Play Design Guide.  She founded an indoor playspace for children with and without disabilities and was its executive director for over 13 years. Mara has an elementary education degree Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  She received her MBA, with a concentration in nonprofit management, from Boston University.

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1 year 7 months ago
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Mara Kaplan- Building a community inclusive playground takes a lot of people, knowledge and funds...
1 year 9 months ago
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2016—It Could be a Great Year for Play The year is only 2 weeks old and I can already tell that it...
2 years 1 month ago
I had the pleasure of visiting Portland, Oregon a couple of weeks ago. I spent much of my time...
2 years 3 months ago
Three new very different playspaces have recently opened in different parts of the country -...
2 years 3 months ago
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Accessibility is about travel, movement, and approach or entry. So a playground that is accessible...
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Recently, I received an email from a mom that really made me think. It wasn’t the typical type of...
2 years 7 months ago
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month....
2 years 9 months ago
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2014 has been another great year for inclusive play. For those sceptics that say that inclusive...
2 years 10 months ago
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Inclusion occurs when children with disabilities unconditionally participate in regular recreation...
2 years 11 months ago
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You cannot even begin to design an inclusive playground if you have not dealt with that most basic...
3 years 2 weeks ago
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“Imagine if you could create a world for your children, one that they would never forget...a...
3 years 1 month ago
As part of my Midwestern summer road trip, I stopped at Noah’s Playground for Everyone in Evanston...
3 years 2 months ago
Last week, I went on a road trip with my daughter through the Midwest visiting college campuses....
3 years 3 months ago
Open-ended play allows children to express themselves in play freely and creatively, not bound by...
3 years 4 months ago
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In addition to the adaptive swing seat, there are two swings on the market, mostly in Australia and...

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