What kind of people steal wheelchairs from little boys or little dogs?

Jun 21, 2011
What kind of people steal wheelchairs from little boys or little dogs?

Sometimes the world seems to be full of sick and twisted people, but then the nameless, faceless knight-in-shining-armor types can restore our faith in humanity.


The Power of Teamwork: Part 1

Jun 20, 2011
The Power of Teamwork: Part 1

You are a five-year old child, who is shoved into days of soccer practice, clarinet lessons, and Girl Scout cookies in hopes that you learn one very simple concept that you can’t necessarily get directly from your chauffeuring parents: Teamwork.


Adapted Yoga for Person with Disabilities

Jun 17, 2011
Adapted Yoga for Person with Disabilities

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.


TSA admits ‘bad judgment’ after taking toy from man with mental disability

Jun 17, 2011
TSA admits 'bad judgment' after taking toy from man with mental disability

You can thank the TSA for making the world a safer place by confiscating a plastic toy hammer that a intellectually challenged 29-year-old might have used as a terrorist weapon on a flight headed to Walt Disney World.


The Power of Staying Connected

Jun 14, 2011
The Power of Staying Connected

Sometimes the most obvious and telling self-discoveries are the hardest to uncover. An observer may be witness to these character choices or flaws or what have you in great precision, yet you may have been unaware for years. For me, this very circumstance occurred this week, like a lightning bolt of shock and confusion: How had I become so disconnected from my own body?


Amusement Park for People with Disabilities

Jun 10, 2011
Amusement Park for People with Disabilities

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.


Video Conferencing Help Veterans Find Employment

Jun 09, 2011

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.


Daredevil Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham motto: If God gives you a wheelchair, go find a skatepark

Jun 09, 2011
Daredevil Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham motto: If God gives you a wheelchair, go find a skatepark

Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham was born with  Spina Bifida, but that certainly didn’t slow him down. Wheelz has done more adrenaline-junky maneuvers before age 20 than most of us will in a lifetime. The 19-year-old daredevil says his motto is, “If God gives you a wheelchair, go find a skatepark.”


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

Jun 08, 2011

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.


Open to Learn from Every One and Every Body

Jun 06, 2011
Open to Learn from Every One and Every Body

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.