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Ingrid Kanics

Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC

Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L, FAOTA, CPSI, is an Occupational Therapist who has worked for 15 years helping communities create and run amazing places where all children can play together. She was senior play environment specialist at the Center for Creative Play, Pittsburgh, PA. During that time she worked with numerous communities and children’s museums helping them expand their understanding of Universal Design and the importance of Sensory Play in every child’s development. She continued this work as Therapy Director at Hattie Larlham, Mantua, OH, where she oversaw therapy and recreation programs for children of varying abilities. She now owns her own consulting business (Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC) focusing on creating great play spaces in communities where everyone can play. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on the topics play, sensory integration and Universal Design. Conferences include the Association of Children’s Museums, American Occupational Therapy Association, Parents As Teachers, and National Association of the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC). She is a member of Landscape Structures Inclusive Advisory Committee working with communities to create playgrounds where everyone can play!