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Ingrid M. Kanics

MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ingrid is an occupational therapist who strives to help communities create and run amazing places where people of all abilities can play together.

This journey began when she acquired a spinal cord injury while in the U.S. Army, resulting in spinal surgery and 18 months of rehab. Despite her recovery, Ingrid still experiences deficits from her injury. To reduce fatigue, she alternates her mobility between walking and rolling (in a wheelchair). When walking, she depends upon her right side for sensory information, and upon her left side for stability. This daily mental dance, her bi-mobility and other experiences related to her injury deeply influence her work of helping communities expand their understanding of inclusion for all.

Besides a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University, Ingrid has a Masters of Interior Architecture with an emphasis on inclusive, sustainable design from Chatham University. She owns her own consulting business, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC, focusing on the creation and operation of inclusive indoor and outdoor play spaces. Ingrid presents at local, state and national conferences on the topics of play, sensory processing and Universal Design.

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Universal Design in Community Environments

Presented by Ingrid M. Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Universal Design in Community Environments

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Ultimately, the most successful spaces are those that provide users of all abilities a sense of safety, security and inclusion. These are the environments where true inclusion happens and community ownership is strong, resulting in a community space that all will cherish, support and protect. In this course participants will be provided with current data on how the world population is encountering disabilities in all age groups. They will learn how this data supports the need for creating spaces that support these community members in a greater way through the use of the goals of Universal Design. These goals when embraced can be a way to address the growing community need for inclusion from the ground up. Through illustrative examples, participants will be introduced to how these goals can be used to create communities where all citizens can thrive.

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Bringing Universal Design to Children’s Museums

Presented by Ingrid M. Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Bringing Universal Design to Children’s Museums

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Children's museums are vibrant community facilities that provide families of all ages and abilities with a great place to play, learn, and grow together. In this course, participants will learn everything they wanted to know about children's museums. They will discover how occupational therapists can partner with children's museums in multiple ways. Through the use of the goals of Universal Design they will be able to work side by side with museum staff to create a place where every community member can fully engage in the magical experience of the local children's museum!

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Using Your Local Children’s Museum for Therapy

Presented by Ingrid M. Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, FAOTA

Using Your Local Children’s Museum for Therapy

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What better place to work on therapy goals than in a children's museum? These great community assets are designed with child development in mind and are extremely motivating for all children regardless of their abilities. In this course we will explore how you can create a win-win partnership with your local children's museum so that your clients can gain all the therapeutic benefits that come from engaging with you and other children a child-friendly, developmentally appropriate environment.

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