Special Education Students to Receive New Therapeutic Playground

August 16, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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Special Education Students to Receive New Therapeutic Playground

August 16, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2013 at 11:15 PM EDT

Williamsville, NY (WKBW/Gateway-Longview Press Release) - Approximately 150 special education students at Gateway-Longview's Lynde School in Williamsville (6350 Main Street) will now be able to enjoy playing on the school's new therapeutic playground.

It will be held as one of several events for an end-of-summer carnival for the students, which will be staffed by volunteers taking part in the United Way Day of Caring.

"This project has been two years in the making," said Catharine Miles-Kania, Vice President of Organizational Advancement at Gateway-Longview. "We're thrilled that this new, state-of-the-art playground will enable more of our students to reap the many therapeutic benefits of play and recreation," she added.

Nearly 200 individual donors, church groups, corporations, and foundations in our community supported the construction of this project, including The John R. Oishei Foundation, The Children's Guild Foundation, Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation, and Kelly for Kids Foundation.

Gateway-Longview is a not-for-profit child and family service agency that has provided care, counseling and support for children and families in Western New York since 1890.

To learn more about the agency's nearly 30 separate support services and programs, please visit www.Gateway-Longview.org.