Hello! I am Sadiya, a licensed Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages and abilities. My first job out of school was working with children with special needs in a classroom. My work introduced me to the magic of ‘play’. When I observed children engaged in play balanced with motor and sensory experiences, I saw that they were not only having fun, but were also problem solving, overcoming frustration and learning important social skills.
As I grew in my profession and moved across the world, I dabbled in other arenas. Somehow, I always ended up back with children. Raising my own two little ones further strengthened my belief that early, purposeful play is crucial to the overall well-being of our children. When I watched my children play, their joy was so real and contagious! It was then that I knew that I wanted to bring this joy to other children in the community. And this is when the spark for creating Swings and Wings was ignited. Creating this place in the community for children of all abilities and their caregivers to feel this joy has been an extremely gratifying experience for me. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share my dream with you :)