An important aspect of our Priority Initiatives is to connect people with disabilities and their families with the resources they need to enhance quality of life, expand opportunities and receive the best possible support. Please be aware that these links lead away from this website, there may be additional resources available that are not shown below, and the AWS Foundation is not responsible for the content on other organizations’ websites.
As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration, we placed 10 Buddy Benches in area schools with designs by local artists. These benches promote inclusion; if a child is lonely, they sit on the bench and it lets other children know they want to play. Check out the benches in our Buddy Bench Brochure.
We are proud to provide FREE Special Needs Safety Kits for Kids to the Fort Wayne community. These kits may be picked up at any FWFD Fire Station to encourage a connection between your family and your local fire department. This connection ensures that firefighters are aware of people with disabilities in their service area and creates a trust between your children and the firefighters.
If you already have the kit and are looking for extra pages, those can be found below.
Northeast Indiana has several inclusive parks and attractions, but sometimes you want a day or two to get away. We found some places within a few hours travel that have made it a priority to be inclusive to the disability community. Those located in Northeast Indiana are included, just in case you are not aware of them. We hope you enjoy all of these parks and attractions. Please let us know if we missed anything by going here.