South Clinton Inclusive Playground with Milly’s Wings
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The Clinton City Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Milly’s Wings is bringing an inclusive park to our community for all children to experience active play. Milly’s Wings is a local nonprofit that was established in honor of Natalie and David Erb’s late daughter Amelia, who suffered a neurological disorder and tragically passed away at the age of five. Amelia was wheelchair bound, but she felt like every other child when she was in a swing. Milly’s Wings is committed to advocating and providing equal experiences for disabled children. We have more than one thousand school age children in our city limits and approximately 10,000 in the county, and nearly twenty percent of them are considered special needs or disabled. We have designed a playground that allows children of all physical ability to participate in active play, but the additional consideration comes at an additional cost that the city is unable to fully take on. We are reaching out to our community to help fund the finishing touches on our park. So many of our children experience life separate from others because of a physical handicap, sensory issue, or impairment, and it is our hope that this playground can be a bridge from separation to inclusion.