Kendyl and Friends Foundation, Inc is a 501c3, non-profit organization for special needs/disabled children fighting to live day to day with their disabilities.
Every child deserves the opportunity to participate alongside their peers. Those that are limited because of a disability need a safe and accommodating place to play, require specialized equipment, and programs that are designed to ensure their needs are properly met. Currently, there are an abundance of playgrounds scattered around the state of Kentucky but very few of those playgrounds off the proper surfacing equipment that will accommodate individuals with mobility needs. Often, accessible elements cannot be easily retrofitted or integrated into existing facilities. Kendyl and Friends Foundation provides playgrounds that include fully accessible flooring, inclusive play towers that are accessible via ramps, double-bay wheelchair swings, mirage/inclusive swings, wheelchair accessible merry-go-round, sensory/communication, and other adaptive, ADA, inclusive equipment.
We work to create a better balance of opportunities for ALL persons. Our mission is unique, and we have a strong record of dedicated volunteers who provide leadership and financial support to our programs. We are driven by a spirit of collaboration and guided by a result-based framework. We provide better, safer, and more opportunities for ALL PERSONS to make them a part of their community Our playgrounds and programs allow special needs children the opportunity to participate in outdoor play with their peers increases fine/gross motor skills, social skills, independence, self-esteem, cerebral functions, physical strength, receptive communications skills, coordination, and balance.