VIA Builds Playground with Donations, Restaurant Week Proceeds
new playground at the Virginia Institute of Autism
Students jumped onto a
brand-new playground Thursday at the Virginia Institute for Autism.
The grounds are entirely
accessible to children with autism. Swings allow kids to feel secure while they
play, and there's even a ramp where kids in wheelchairs climb to the top of a
jungle gym and slide down. Even the merry-go-rounds have seats.
"Having a really nice
place where they can swing, they can play, they can listen to music, all of
that's really important to ensure that they can learn the most that they can,"
said Ethan Long, executive director of VIA.