Spring is a wonderful season full of new beginnings and opportunities. For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), it can be a great time to explore new activities and enjoy the warmer weather. Let’s ‘spring’ into fun with these activities that are accessible and enjoyable for people with IDD.
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Spring is the perfect time for outdoor picnics. People with IDD can enjoy a day out in the park with friends or family members. Pack some sandwiches, fruit, and drinks and enjoy the beautiful scenery. This is also a great opportunity to explore nature and the beautiful scenes while getting some exercise! You can visit floridastateparks.org for a list of great parks that offer accessibility features like wheelchair ramps and paths, all-terrain and floating wheelchairs, electric trams, and many other ADA-compliant amenities.
Gardening is a great activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. It provides an opportunity to connect with nature, learn about plants and insects, and develop new skills. People with IDD can participate in gardening activities such as planting seeds, watering plants, and harvesting vegetables and herbs. Take it a step further and cook up something delicious with your crops!
For some, the sound of spring is in bats cracking and crowds cheering! Get into the team spirit by engaging in popular spring sports. People with IDD can participate in activities such as badminton, frisbee, soccer, and other outdoor activities. Sports and games can provide a range of great benefits: improved physical fitness, better teamwork, social and communication skills, increased confidence, and reduction in stress. Grab inspiration from our past LSP Game Day!
Leave a comment and let us know your favorite ways to celebrate spring!