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Drew Koenig

Project lead for the Prior Lake Athletics for Youth Miracle League. Building a baseball field and new playground in Prior Lake, MN to provide inclusive opportunities for the special needs community across the southwest metro.

Building Social Skills Through Play for Special Needs Kids

Playtime provides children with special needs a prime opportunity to develop social skills like communicating, cooperating, making eye contact and more. Kids on the autism spectrum or with ADHD, anxiety or other challenges may need extra help learning to engage with peers. Using games and activities, parents can facilitate play that fosters social interaction and relationships.