Endless Highway Inc. and the Strong Museum are celebrating a new partnership aimed at inclusive play.
On Oct. 20 at noon, Endless Highway will sponsor its first Adaptive Day of Play for youth and families living with physical disabilities to enjoy a catered lunch and museum attractions, including the Butterfly Garden.
The free event will feature a kickoff celebration with Endless Highway founder Rob Tortorella and Strong Museum representatives discussing how the partnership brings more inclusive family experiences to the Rochester community.
“Through collaboration with community organizations, our goal at Endless Highway is to connect youth and young adults with disabilities and their families to experiences in sports, recreation and the arts,” Tortorella said. “We’re excited to partner with the Strong to raise awareness of the inclusive opportunities we have for play in Rochester.”
The Strong explores play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity and discovery, and illuminates cultural history. It offers various programs, such as Sensory Friendly Sundays, and works with community partners to reduce barriers to the museum.
“The Strong is committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the museum and the educational benefits of play,” said Lisa Feinstein, vice president for institutional advancement. ‘We’re proud to work with Endless Highway and support their worthy mission of connecting people of all abilities and to raise awareness about all of the inclusive opportunities in our community.”
Visit bit.ly/2pbA0I7 to register, as space is limited.