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How Butler County Is Increasing Parks And Recreation Accessibility

Increased accessibility and inclusion for special needs youth is important not only in schools, but in the community.
Increased accessibility and inclusion for special needs youth is important not only in schools, but in the community.
Increased accessibility and inclusion for special needs youth is important not only in schools, but in the community.
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Increased accessibility and inclusion for special needs youth is important not only in schools, but in the community.

Kids and teenagers with special needs may require extra assistance due to medical, emotional or learning issues. Increased accessibility and inclusion is important for them not only in schools, but throughout the entire community.

There are efforts being made in Butler County to ensure that special needs youth have access to the same facilities and services as their peers. For example, Liberty Township is working to make its parks accessible to children with special needs, providing play structures with ramps for wheelchairs and mobility devices.

Joining us to talk about the various disability inclusion efforts in Butler County are Liberty Township official, ChristineMatacic; Advocacy Coordinator for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, ConnieMehlman; President of the Liberty Township Parks, KurtFeldmann; and Executive Director of the Great Miami Valley YMCA, DamonKnoche.

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