Accessible Treehouses: A Place for the Child in EveryoneBy Shaw, Danielle; Action Magazine,
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
Article features Forever Young, a non profit organization dedicated to building treehouses accessible to children with disabilities. Starting in the year 2000, Forever Young has been building one accessible treehouse a year toward the goal of erecting one in every U.S. state. Examples of existing structures include the Lookout Loft, a fully Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible 720 square foot Adirondack-style treehouse in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; a treehouse at a camp for children with disabilities in Burlington, Vermont; and a 4,000 square foot building with an elaborate 340 foot ramp linked to 23 trees at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children with cancer and blood disorders in Ashford, Connecticut. At the time the article was published, Forever Young, which takes its name from the eponymous Bob Dylan song, had completed 29 projects in 16 states. More information can be found at http://www.treehouses.org/.
Published by: United Spinal Association (Website:http://www.unitedspinal.org)
Link to text: http://www.unitedspinal.org/publications/action/2010/08/03/accessible-treehouses-a-place-for-the-child-in-everyone/