Adapted Yoga for Person with Disabilities

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Introduction to Yoga

The Sanskrit word, Yoga, is often translated into English as “to unite”, “to yoke” or “to control”. The term “Yoga” refers to a set of disciplines which originated in India whose goal is to assist people in attaining a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. This state is brought about by a person performing specific physical and mental exercises to achieve the union of physical, mental and spiritual states. Yoga, one of the six main schools of orthodox Hinduism (darshanas), is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and for these reasons the terms used in the practice of Yoga are in Sanskrit.  One of the major types of Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and a specialized branch of Hatha Yoga known as Iyengar Yoga are most often practiced in the west.

Posted by Tanya Jun 17, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Amusement Park for People with Disabilities

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Located in San Antonio, Texas, Morgan’s Wonderland is the first of its’ kind. It is the first and only amusement park designed for people with disabilities – both children and adults. Named after founder Gordon Hartman’s daughter (who has an intellectual disability), Morgan’s Wonderland aims to offer everything any guest might enjoy at a theme park, while also appealing to non-disabled visitors.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jun 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Video Conferencing Help Veterans Find Employment

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High Speed Video (HSV), a provider of software video communications company and Hire Disability Solutions (HDS) have joined together to help veteran’s with disabilities find employment. The joint venture took place at the HDS Global Veterans Career Expo in NYC this past May. HSV’s video conferencing technology (ClearVision) was used to conduct hundreds of video conference interviews during the event. The virtual expo continued afterwards across dozens of military bases in the US and across the world.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jun 09, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Why relationships are important to athletes with challenges (Part 1)

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The exponential growth of Facebook, and other forms of social media, have powerfully demonstrated the importance we human beings place on feeling connected to others. Successful participation in this interconnected world now requires us to be capable of swift and articulate interactions with others. The rewards for competent practitioners of these social skills are considerable: They can influence social status and elevate the individual’s sense of well-being.

Posted by guest Jun 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Open to Learn from Every One and Every Body

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The Right Fit Trainers and Staff spent Memorial Day Weekend at the AutismOne 2011 Conference.  Right Fit has working relations with local high schools and colleges to provide work experiences for students interested in fitness and training.

Posted by suzanne Jun 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The A.T Gallery and Trials with Technology Part II

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Read part I of this post here: http://blog.ncpad.org/2011/06/01/the-a-t-galler…hnology-part-i/

Posted by Kerry Jun 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The A.T Gallery and Trials with Technology Part I

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I have used an assortment of adaptive technology over the years.  Assistive or Adaptive Technology (A.T.) is defined as  “products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”.[i]

Posted by Kerry Jun 01, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

World Multiple Sclerosis Day

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May 25th was World MS Day! It is about raising awareness and mobilizing the global movement. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Over 2,000,000 people in the world have MS. It is one of the most common disabling neurological conditions amongst young adults in the northern hemisphere.

Posted by Jenny Carlton May 27, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Lights – Camera – Action!

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Karen Meyers, Contributing Reporter for WLS-TV Channel 7, dropped in for a visit to Right Fit Friday, May 20, 2011.  Karen’s primary purpose was to see our facility and observe the “Raise the Bar” class, which is our award-winning 60-minute fitness class for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  What a great opportunity we now had to share with WLS-TV’s viewers what Right Fit does to help these children increase their fitness levels.

Posted by suzanne May 27, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Teens with Down Syndrome Crowned at the Prom

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According to a story in USA today, one mother in Loveland, Ohio, Mary Alten “remembers being determined, yet afraid, when she enrolled her daughter in preschool”.  Her daughter, Toni Alten-Crowe was born with Down Syndrome.  Mary Alton was told to put her daughter in a school specifically for people with disabilities.

Posted by Melissa May 26, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments