“Glee” star appointed to Obama’s Committee

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About 3 years ago we were introduced to the Fox hit TV show “Glee”. The show became an instant favorite with fans and continues to have a large following today. The show is a combination of singing, drama and comedy all rolled into one. A few seasons ago, Glee introduced a new character to the John Adams High Crew, Becky Johnson; she was to become the newest member of the cheerleading squad.  For me, new addition of Becky to the Glee cast was great because Becky is an individual with Down Syndrome. Though Becky Johnson, played by Lauren Potter, is not the first Glee cast member with a disability, the fact that the show decided to add another character with a disability spoke volumes to me about the show and producers behind it.

Posted by Tamika Jones Dec 09, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Burn Calories using a manual wheelchair

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Have you ever wondered how many calories your daily activities burn?

Posted by Tanya Dec 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 10 Comments

Bring out your own inner artist!

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As they say, “Art is the part that makes us whole”. Everyone has an inner artist. Find yourself by expressing yourself in the arts.

Posted by Tanya Dec 07, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Assistive Tech and Indoor Gym/ Outdoor Play

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Keep active this winter with indoor games!

Posted by Tanya Dec 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Obesity Strategy Adaptation for Youth with Disabilities: Increasing Physical Activity Time in Physical Education Class

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The rate of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years has more than tripled over the past three decades, and the rate among children aged 6 to 11 years has more than doubled. Unfortunately, the rates of obesity are even worse among children and adolescents with disabilities. Reversing the U.S. obesity epidemic requires a comprehensive approach that uses policy and environmental change to transform communities into places that promote healthy lifestyle choices for all.

Posted by Jennifer Green Dec 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Power of One’s Mortality

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This week I experienced a first. A horrible, dreaded, stop-you-in-your-footsteps first. One of my student’s in class is dying.

Posted by Ryan McLean Dec 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

AT Smart Mobile Assistive Technology

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The AT and Apple team have come up with a wide range of assistive technology devices that go wherever you go!  New mini-microphones, tiny rechargeable speakers, page bots (balls to turn pages in an eReader) and stationary clips for the leg, arm, table, arm-rest are just a few accommodation aides provided by this savvy tech company. In addition to this short list the team has developed  many, many more tools that you should look into.

Posted by Tanya Dec 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

10 Worst Processed Foods for People With Diabetes

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We are all guilty of it. It’s so easy, cheap and convenient. When we’re in a hurry, it’s easy to stop pretty much anywhere, and pick up a quick bite at a fast food or stop to buy a snack on the go. This is probably not a surprise, but Americans rank the highest when it comes to consuming the most processed foods than any other country.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Power of Committing

The Power of Committing

“Cock-a-doodle doo!” my nine-year-old self exclaimed with more conviction and certainty than anyone in the entire auditorium. I had nervously toyed with the idea of trying out for our school play for weeks, and when I found out that one of the roles was to be a lion that sounded like a rooster, I was immediately sure and proud that that was the part I was destined to play.

Posted by Ryan McLean Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Preparing for Summer Camp 2012

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Planning Ahead

While we are just putting away the Thanksgiving decorations, it is already time to start planing ahead for a summer of outdoor fun. CAMP 2012!

Posted by Tanya Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments