From The Californian.com
Grant broadens after-school fun for disabled kids
Staff report • February 10, 2009
A new grant announced today will give disabled kids in Monterey County a chance to learn and play with their peers in an all-inclusive social setting.
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation awarded $15,000 to the Special Kids Crusade to introduce Let's ALL Play, a recreational after-school program being developed in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.
The grant will allow children with developmental disabilities to enjoy a social recreational experience in an inclusive setting.
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation has been developing its Let's ALL Play Program since 2004.
Today, the Foundation supports 29 recreational programs across the country.
Through the Let's ALL Play Program, the Foundation supports recreational programs in their efforts to implement inclusion by providing a program model, funding, and training.
Let's ALL Play helps bring an inclusive recreational experience to children with disabilities.
It gives children with developmental disabilities the same experience as those without.
Children with disabilities and their peers who are typically developing come together to participate in recreational activities such as games, arts and crafts, physical fitness, science and technology, and more.