Using the RADIO as a tool to help students with Autism spectrum disorders learn to take part in a conversation

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The Temple Gradin School at the University of Colorado in Boulder is offering a summer program for youth aged 11 – 16 on communication skills. The students are learning how to give recorded interviews of each other on the radio, as a technique for learning how to understand another person’s perspective in conversation.

Posted by Tanya Jul 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

How Skateboarding has Inspired Wheelchair Action Art

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Skateboard painting is a form of art where an artist paints directly onto the skateboard deck or where the skateboarder uses a skateboard as a paintbrush to create works of art on their concrete canvas.

Posted by Melissa Jul 27, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Power of Going Home

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Everybody has a place that they can call home; whether it be a traditional sort with a white picket fence or not, home can be found anywhere that your heart snuggles into. Throughout your life you are more than likely to call several places home without really stopping to think about what that actually implies, and less likely to call places home that actually are.

Posted by Ryan McLean Jul 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Finding a balance in exercise and play

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The fitness industry understands only too well that many people will register for programs may be attend a few practices, then drop-out, or some cases simply not show up.  The best of intentions require a long commitment to see the goal fulfilled. For some organizations, their goal is to sell lengthy membership terms – often well in excess of their capacity if all members attended at the same time – in order to maximize profits.  Such business models rely on the fluctuating motivations of their members. Some fitness clubs / groups sports, especially those that have a fitness or weight loss focus, will expect a lack of exercise adherence from many of their participants, and a few – unethically – will not do much about it.

Posted by guest Jul 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Woman Paralyzed At Bachelorette Party Will Finally Marry

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Rachelle Friedman will soon finally get to walk down the aisle. She would have already been married a year ago, but an accident days before the big day left her paralyzed.  Now, a year after the accident she will get to marry her then fiancé.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jul 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Pittsburgh: A City of Champions and Melting Pot of Talent

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Summer is that time of the year that offers us the time to explore, travel, and reconnect with relatives and friends. As for Right Fit trainers and staff, it provided the time to discuss designing a piece of fitness equipment that will make strength and endurance exercises easier for our clients with physical and mental disabilities.

Posted by suzanne Jul 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

“Earning my Wheels” Snapshots of Self Determination

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Self-determination “encompasses concepts such as free will, civil and human rights, freedom of choice, independence, personal agency, self-direction, and individual responsibility”.[i]

Posted by guest Jul 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise I-Montel Williams

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When you hear the name, “Montel Williams” what do you think? A daytime-Emmy award winner? A well renowned talk show host for the past 17 years?

Posted by Jess Jul 21, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized No Comments

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Exercise

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Introduction to ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (pronounced: a-mi-oh-TROH-fik LAT-ur-ul skluh-ROH-sis) or ALS is a serious, degenerative nervous system disease that causes weakness, muscle atrophy, spasticity, and trouble breathing.  Early symptoms include muscle twitching, weakness in limbs, slurred speech and awkwardness. Most of the people who are affected by ALS first notice that they have started to trip or stumble, particularly if they have a “dropped foot” that no longer lifts when walking. Others notice that they have begun to have difficulty in buttoning a shirt or using a key to open a lock.  A small percentage of people have an onset in which difficulty in speaking clearly or swallowing are the first noticeable symptoms. Regardless of where the first symptoms initiate, the disease gradually spreads throughout the body.

Posted by Tanya Jul 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

“RECREATION” CAN BE A MAGIC FORMULA FOR MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

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It is well documented that one third of American children and more than one half of adults remain overweight or obese.  It seems certain that technology will continue to give all of us more opportunities to stay connected and enjoy many conveniences of the computer age. 

Posted by suzanne Jul 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments