Sudbury Resident Receives Community Partnership Award
Anna Wood was recognized for her work in Inclusive Recreation.
The Federation for Children with Special Needs announced recently that Sudbury resident Anna Wood was awarded their Community Partnership Award for her work as an exemplary Recreation Therapist within the Sudbury Parks and Recreation Department.
Wood is a motivated and innovative Recreation Therapist working tirelessly to promote inclusion within Massachusetts. As the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Specialist in Sudbury, she has designed and developed an Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program that provides year round adaptive and inclusive recreation programs for community members of all abilities.
"I am excited to receive this award from the Federation for Children with Special Needs, what an honor," she told Sudbury Patch. I feel lucky to work in a community that has truly embraced recreation therapy and a community that recognizes the importance of providing recreation opportunities for community members of all abilities."
Wood is a member of the Sudbury Commission on Disability and the Therapeutic Recreation Representative for the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association. She continues to head projects that work to not only make the community more inclusive but also to educate the public about inclusion and therapeutic recreation. Anna is a dynamic young professional who exemplifies the qualities that define a leader, advocate, and community partner.
Wood will receive her award at the Federation’s annual Visions of Community Conference on March 9, at the World Trade Center in Boston.
"I am excited for what the future has to hold for the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program," she said, "and I hope that we can continue to be a leader in the adaptive and inclusive recreation community within Massachusetts."