Accessible Connecticut. A Guide to Recreation for Children by Nora Ellen Groce,Lawrence C. Kaplan,Josiah David Kaplan

By Nora Ellen Groce,Lawrence C. Kaplan,Josiah David Kaplan

This effortless consultant is helping mom and dad of kids with disabilities plan family members outings in Connecticut which are stimulating and enjoyable. meant for children who use wheelchairs or who've visible, listening to, or psychological impairments, it provides areas during the country which are simply available and fairly priced and that require very little earlier planning.

The entries are prepared by way of kind of task. They comprise areas to determine animals (zoos, aquariums, hatcheries, farms); kid's museums; museums of nature, background, technological know-how, wonderful arts, and exact curiosity; locations of ancient curiosity; playgrounds; nature facilities and walks; theaters and appearing arts; and weekend tours for the kinfolk. each one position or job lists position, instructions, cellphone numbers, internet info, hours, admission charges, short descriptions, and evaluation of accessibility by means of form of incapacity. The advisor is a useful source, assisting teenagers with disabilities (or, for that matter,...

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M. Adult Fishing Pond, first weekend of March through Memorial Day, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays only, sunrise to sunset. Children’s Pond, third Saturday in April through September 30, daily, sunrise to sunset. ) Admission: Hatchery, free. 00. To fish at the Adult Pond, an adult with a fishing license must accompany each child. For example, if there are 2 children, 2 adults, each with a fishing license, must accompany them. ) Children’s Pond, free. No license is required to fish in the Children’s Pond, but the adult with the children must only help and not take over the fishing.

There is one very small step into the building, but most visitors will be able to roll right in. ) An elevator makes both floors of this museum easily accessible. There is a large accessible bathroom, fitted with grab bars. The museum overlooks the Connecticut River, and outside there is a small park that visitors often use for picnics. Essex is a lovely small town with accessible sidewalks—although many shops in historic buildings are not accessible because of entrance steps. Visitors with a wheelchair can stroll easily all the way down and back on Main Street, although the sidewalk going from the museum toward Main Street has one moderately steep small hill.

Small exhibits let kids try their hand at being a firefighter or working in a hospital or a bank. Make bubbles (big ones), try out a computer, feel a snake’s skin (no snake attached), play with magnets, do arts and crafts or puppetry. Designed specifically for children ages 12 and under (although many older children will enjoy some of these activities), this museum is a place for parents and children to explore. Although the building looks small, plan on spending at least several hours with younger children—it is hard to tear them away.

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