Shelley Kramm went from designer to special needs mom, to advocate then to non profit organization founder, then blogger, and she shares with us how she made her way through each of those roles as she focused on inclusive play and empowering women. 


We talk about:

  • Finding out her daughter has cerebral palsy
  • Her transformation from mom to special needs mom
  • Discovering the need for inclusive play spaces
  • Putting her landscape design and architecture degree to use
  • Deciding to start a non-profit so all kids could have a place to play
  • Making the connections to make her dream a reality
  • Raising a million dollars for her park
  • The birth of Hadley’s Park
  • How over 50 parks were built in the mid Atlantic area to serve everyone
  • What exactly an inclusive park is and how it caters to all, no matter the disability
  • Pivoting from one organization to another project, The DC Ladies
  • Deriving joy from empowering women
  • The shock of becoming a single parent
  • Creating an online community for special needs moms



Shane's Inspiration - Inclusive Play

Becoming Shelley

Washington Post Article - A Playground for Hadley

I am Able - How Sarah Kramm advocated for her sister


Social Media

IG - @SEKramm

FB - Becoming Shelley

Hadley’s Park - Facebook Page

Special Needs Moms of Montgomery County - Facebook Page

Special Needs Moms of Montgomery County - Private Facebook Page

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