Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)
The pool isn’t always an inclusive place for kids with disabilities, but two local organizations are working together to change that.
Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is teaming up with Champaign Park District to host sensory friendly swim dates. It’s aimed at creating a welcoming environment by limiting the crowds and loud noise that often come with busy days at the pool.
On June 4, July 9 and August 13, Sholem Aquatic Center is open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to serve families of kids with disabilities. The pool will be closed to the public during that time.
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