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By DOREEN ROBINSON


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or Parkland teen Sarah Ramos, growing up with autism has not always been a walk in the park. She knows what it’s like to be an outsider, but says she’s always hoped for a world where everyone is included, respected and valued.


Despite the challenges that Sarah faces, she enjoys the life of a typical teenager. “She has friends, a sense of humor and many different talents,” explain her parents, Dr. Judith Aronson-Ramos and Dr. Alfredo Ramos.


They go on to say that when Sarah has a passion for something, she lights up the room and everyone will know what is on her mind and want to join in to make it happen. “She has a drive which is unique and unrelenting.”


Her inspiration to turn a local park into a Boundless Playground began after her wheelchair bound friend, Matthew Plosky, was unable to join her at a park near her school. Sarah began to research wheelchair accessible playgrounds and parks and has made it her mission to modify an existing playground in Coral Springs and make it an inclusive playground for all to enjoy. She strongly believes that “a teenager can change the world, one park at a time.”


Last year, Sarah met with former Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook and the city commission. Through her boundless passion, she persuaded them to help make


v Sarah Ramos wants all kids to be able to enjoy a day at the park.


Teen inspired to bring Boundless Playground concept to Sherwood Forest Park


her dream a reality. Sherwood Forest Park in Coral Springs was designated by the city as a site for an all-inclusive wheel chair accessible playground. Since that time, the Rotary Club of Coral Springs and Parkland has agreed to collect the funds needed for the non-profit venture.


Sarah is quick to point out that Boundless Playgrounds aren’t just for children. She explains that wheelchair bound adults with children also face challenges. “These people may have younger children and will not be able to play with them on regular playgrounds,” says Sarah. She also points out that the playground will not just be wheelchair accessible, but will also have special sensory equipment and accommodations for children with autism. Her parents feel that this is an important and integral part of the project and something that Sarah can advocate for because she understands first-hand how important these elements are.


In an effort to raise the much needed funds for the project, Sarah and the Rotary Club of Coral Springs and Parkland are hosting a fundraising event, “All Kids Can Play Day” at Riverside Park, 205 Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs, on April 3 from 11AM- 4PM. This fun-filled, free event will include food, games and activities for children of all abilities. For vendor, sponsorship or donation information, please email alfjar@aol.com You can learn more by visiting the Boundless Playground link on Dr. Ramos’ website, www.draronsonramos.com


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