“It Starts with Fun and Grows with Fun…”
The mission and methodology of the Special Needs Access Project is universally applicable to all environments, and is infinitely flexible for all children. Engaging children in socially evocative and dynamically innovative ways requires shared experiences in high-interest activities. The starting point is finding out what is fun and interesting for your child. We have had wonderful success with a variety of activities and venues. Some of these are very active and challenging, others are very relaxed and low-key, and all of them have been successful at one time or another with different children. Please look over the list below and let us know what will inspire your child!
A quick and growing list of possible activities, in no particular order:
Local Parks, Regional Parks
Board Games/Card Games
Sensory Friendly Movies
Maryland Science Center
Golf Driving Range
US Botanic Gardens
Boating – Lake Needwood, Black Hill, Tidal Basin Paddle Boats
Nature Walks – C&O Canal – Swain’s Lock, Violet’s Lock, Great Falls/Billy Goat Trail, Olmstead Island Boardwalk Overlook
Nature Centers – Brookside Gardens (Conservatories, Tea House, Butterflies), Meadowside (Wildlife), Croyden Creek/Rockville Mansion
Train Rides/Carousel – Wheaton Regional/Cabin John Regional Park
So much more – please offer suggestions – the list is growing all the time!
Recreation, Relationship, and Engagement as a Pathway to Self:
Self-Discovery, Self-Expression, Self-Reliance, and Self-Realization