Accessible Connecticut: A Guide to Recreation for Children with Disabilities and Their Families

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Yale University Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Reference - 288 pages
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This user-friendly guide helps parents of children with disabilities plan family outings in Connecticut that are stimulating and fun. Intended for youngsters who use wheelchairs or who have visual, hearing, or mental impairments, it presents places throughout the state that are easily accessible and reasonably priced and that require little or no prior planning.

The entries are arranged by type of activity. They include places to see animals (zoos, aquariums, hatcheries, farms); children’s museums; museums of nature, history, science, fine arts, and special interest; places of historic interest; playgrounds; nature centers and walks; theaters and performing arts; and weekend excursions for the family. Each place or activity lists location, directions, phone numbers, web information, hours, admission fees, brief descriptions, and assessment of accessibility by type of disability. The guide is an invaluable resource, helping children with disabilities (or, for that matter, parents with disabilities) share with their families the experiences and playtime activities that are part of all happy childhood memories.
 

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Contents

Including Aquariums Farms Hatcheries and Zoos
1
Childrens Museums
16
Museums of Nature History and Science
27
Museums of Fine Arts
55
Including Airplanes Basketball Clocks Firefighting and Nuclear Power
64
Places of Historic Interest
73
Playgrounds
102
Nature Centers and Walks
109
Amusement Parks
196
Including Boat Rides and Railroads
204
Theaters and the Performing Arts
217
Family Weekends Away
222
Accessible Places in and Around Your Community
228
Recommended Publications and Additional Resources
236
Making Your Own Inquiries
239
Subject Index
243

Spectator Sports
134
Including Basketball Sailing and Swimming
139
Fishing
148
Camping and Hiking in State Parks and Forests
159

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About the author (2008)

Nora Ellen Groce is associate professor, Global Health Division, Yale School of Public Health.

Lawrence C. Kaplan, M.D., is director, Division of Child Health and Genetics, Dartmouth-Hitrchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth University.

Josiah David Kaplan is a student interested in advocacy and human rights.

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