North Bergen Special Needs Children need a place to play! Currently, there are no North Bergen Parks that have a large special swing and/or special adapted equipment that allows them to play or feel like a regular child. (However, there a few parks in Hoboken that carry a large child swing to accommodate a large child). There are a huge growing number of special needs with varying abilities and disabilities who reside in the North Hudson Area. Although your parks have wheelchair accessibility they do not have adapted swings or special equipment that a kid who needs extra support can use which leaves them just staring at able-bodied children playing. Is that fair to these children? We need to create a “Universal playground” where children with all abilities can play!! Please see attached article link that was featured regarding this pressing issue: http://www.cliffviewpilot.com/beyond/1111-a-crying-need-playgrounds-for-disabled-kids.
Special Needs Parent/Advocate