Best practices in action

Enhance Accessibility and Inclusion

Welcoming, convenient spaces allow children of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds to feel at home and feel like a valued part of our community.

Read the strategies for Enhance Accessibility and Inclusion.

Download the full Best Practices document.


Meet the Experts

Community Partnerships, Inc.
CPI provides direct services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, adults with brain injuries, and adults with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. The CPI team is made up of experienced therapists, job coaches, case managers, and other professionals.

Landscape Structures
We believe all kids are created equal. That's why we create play environments using inclusive playground equipment that welcome kids and families of all abilities to learn, play and grow together.

National Inclusion Project
Our mission is to make sure no child has to sit on the sidelines, and that children of all abilities have the chance to play, laugh, and learn TOGETHER.

Nora Roehm, Developmental Therapist
Nora has been working with young children with special needs since 1990.  She is certified in Infant Mental Health from the Erikson Institute of Chicago (this was before you could get an actual degree in IMH) and in the Attachment & Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) evidence based intervention. She has provided training & consultation to child care centers & community programs on including children with special needs.

Inclusive playground equipment, design guide, certifications, and more!

Tammy Lynn Center
The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities empowers families and enriches the lives of children and adults through education, community and support services. We provide hope and opportunities for individuals to learn, live and grow to their fullest potential.

Youth Thrive is a community-based collaborative comprised of individuals and organizations working to create positive change for Wake County youth (ages 5-18). By ensuring an effective and unifying partnership, Youth Thrives seeks to provide a space for communication, alignment and sharing of resources to better serve our young people.