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Creating inclusive play spaces

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Creating inclusive play spaces

Kavitha Krishnamoorthi is the founder of Kilikili. Kavitha , herself the parent of an autistic child noticed that very few special children could share spaces with peers. KiliKili is thus a natural amalgamation of her personal struggles, experiences, and skills and was formed out of a desire to address the needs of children with disabilities

Kilikili aims to create play spaces that will be accessible to all children, regardless of their ability and in so doing, lay the foundations of a more inclusive society that does not discriminate or exclude on the basis of ability.

Kilikili, a volunteer driven organization, has around 70 to 80 families involved with it in the city, besides active volunteers. Aided by volunteers, Kilikili brings together over 250 children every quarter from regular and special schools to play together. This platform, called the "Buddy Project," is especially important for autistic children as it helps build their communication skills and adapt better to the larger world. It also helps sensitise children towards their peers with disability, and ultimately to eschew that difference to include them in their play.

Kilkili programmes have impacted over 4000 differently-abled and 2000 regular children, and created inclusive play spaces in Bangalore, Mumbai and Managlore. In the next three to five years, using the policy guidelines, Kavitha aims help in the transition of 10 more playspaces in Bangalore, and five more nationwide. Kavitha also continues to lobby with the national disability rights groups to incorporate the idea of inclusive playgrounds as a fundamental right for disabled children, and has recently submitted provisions to that effect for the new Persons with Disabilities Act.

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