Staying Active During the Winter Months

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Winter is fast approaching.  The days are getting shorter. I look outside at 5pm and wonder why it id dark?  During winter I often times find myself more tired and sluggish, as opposed to other times during the year when it is warm and there is more sunlight. Thus, since I feel tired and sluggish, it is easier for me to find excuses not to be active.

Posted by Ryan Nov 19, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for A Walk-Part 2

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The partnership with James began in December 2009. He made it clear to me during our workout sessions that he understands my goals and has embraced them. Together we may experiment with adaptive exercises, but I am not a specimen and James has never treated me as one. He is courteous and has a thoughtful professionalism. He periodically checks in to gain feedback for exercise progression and fatigue levels as we work.

Posted by Kerry Nov 19, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Once People Get Inside, Is There Equipment They Can Use?

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I was browsing through some headlines today and noticed a theme I usually don’t see… There were several articles that discussed the inaccessibility of fitness equipment for people with disabilities and ways that things are starting to change (check out two articles here and here). This has become a fairly hot topic in the field of disability and physical activity over the past several years, but it is rare to see articles in the general media about it.

Posted by Carolyn Nov 19, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 5 Comments

Everybody’s Talking About It!

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Apple has made a strong commitment to the success of learners of all types with its new Special Education Apps. (www.apple.com/education/special-education) Every new Mac has been equipped with a variety of assistive technology software creating the possibility of universal access to iPod, iPhone and the Mac Computer.

Posted by Tanya Nov 18, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Cool Hacked Wii Gadget Allows Babies To Drive Robots

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Babies with mobility issues, such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy, can’t explore the world like babies who can walk or crawl. Since babies explore and learn as part of infant development, mobility is linked with cognitive development.

Posted by Tessa Nov 18, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Going for A Walk

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Like most people who have a disability, I want to be involved, active, and participate. I have always refused to be isolated and my parents constantly supported my full participation. They knew I wanted to be “in” and included, so they helped me find the methods for that to happen by means of modified equipment or a modified approach.

Posted by Kerry Nov 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

The Holidays are Here

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It is November and the holiday season is officially here!  For many people the holidays are a joy filled time with family, friends and food – lots of food.  Between shopping at busy stores for gifts, taking the always-anticipated annual family photo, making yummy treats and traveling to visit relatives, people become consumed with the chaos of the season.  The result of chaos is loosing sight of what should be priority #1 – taking care of yourself!

Posted by Elizabeth Nov 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Inclusion in High School Sports

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Looking back on my experience in high school, my fondest memory is being part of the swim team. Being that I have cerebral palsy I could not not swim the same times as other swimmers, but I practiced and competed with my peers.

Posted by Ryan Nov 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

SURE! BRING YOUR CHILD ALONG!

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Holiday time can literally tear a family apart, when there is a child in the family who’s active, noisy or withdrawn behaviors make hosts ask anxiously if you are bringing your child along.

Posted by Tanya Nov 16, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Inclusive Figure Skating Programs: The New “Cutting Edge”

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Figure skating season is in full swing. It’s one of my favorite times of the year…a new competition to watch almost every weekend. Memories come flooding back in, and I always have a persistent urge to get back out on the ice. Figure skating taught me so many things physically, psychologically, and socially. As corny as it sounds, it has definitely shaped who I am. I think most importantly, for a girl who was sometimes shy, a bit self conscious, and often so wrapped up in her own thoughts, figure skating was a way for me to release and express myself.

Posted by Carolyn Nov 16, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments