How a mother got special needs playgrounds built so her daughters could play together

  • Shirley Ordônio fought for public spaces that could be used by kids with disabilities.
  • She started a movement called the LIA.
  • The first playground was built in 2018 and more are now planned across Brazil.

Shirley Ordônio started a movement for playgrounds to be built that were more inclusive and could be enjoyed by children with special needs too.

Shirley has twin daughters, Leticia was born with cerebral palsy and could not join in with her sister when they were taken to playgrounds in Curitiba, Brazil.

The first playground was built in 2018 after getting backing by the Mayor Of Curitiba and now more are planned across the country.

Produced by Amanda Villa-Lobos