Can Nature Benefit Children with Special Needs?

We know that Nature Education benefits children, but what about children with special needs?

The great thing about Nature and Outdoor Education is that it helps EVERYONE!

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Check out this video showing how nature brings together children with special needs and their families.

http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=347042

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Supportive nature environments help children with special needs connect with their families in ways that aren’t always possible in “normal” settings.  This article and video give an example of a school in Canada that uses an outdoor classroom to incorporate children of all learning styles and abilities.

http://www.thestar.com/life/parent/2013/07/05/kids_with_autism_benefit_from_outdoor_classroom.html

What do you think?  Does spending time in nature have any effect on YOU?

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