Posts Tagged 'awareness'

A Win-Win Situation: Eliciting Feedback from New Participants

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I always learn so much when I give presentations. I love it! A few weeks ago I presented to a group of campus recreation professionals on ways that they can prepare their fitness staff so that they are able to provide inclusive services. My favorite thing happened during this presentation – it quickly turned from a lecture that I was giving to a discussion that everyone was involved in. People started asking questions and giving each other resources and ideas. I hope it was as informative for everyone who attended as it was for me.

Posted by Carolyn May 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

ADA Township Board Raises Awareness

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The township of Barnegat in New Jersey is probably one of few that has an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Advisory Board. Barnegat, which has a population of about 20,308, is very proud of their ADA advisory board. The goal is to bring awareness of the advisory board itself and help members of the township.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Apr 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Safeway and Rebuilding Together – Disabilities Campaign

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Safeway and Rebuilding Together are teaming up to help the disability community. Rebuilding Together is joining Safeway’s annual Disabilities Campaign. The annual campaign involves a fundraiser and awareness campaign that supports organizations that provide important services and outreach to people with disabilities. Their mission is to rehabilitate homes and community centers in ten cities during the month of April.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Apr 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Coming to a Theater Near You: Wretches and Jabberers

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Are you fired up about advocacy? Interested in Autism? Passionate about disability rights? Desire to increase awareness? Compelled by stories of our individual, yet so often universal, human experiences? In need of weekend plans? If so, read on….

Posted by Carolyn Apr 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

An Invisible Separateness: An Editorial

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Our culture has introduced the idea of inclusion (age appropriate participation with our peers) for years.  Laws support it, schools teach it, and many advocates work tirelessly to bring the concept of disability awareness, inclusion, and participation into schools, workplaces, and general communities.

Posted by Kerry Apr 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

FITBuddies Program: Increasing Awareness in the Fitness Industry

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Health and fitness professionals have opportunities to connect with people of all ages and abilities. I have been fortunate over the years to meet many instructors who are passionate about working with individuals with mixed abilities. However, this is still an untapped market in the industry, and I believe this is primarily because we have not adequately publicized the need for programs and created awareness through national organizations, seminars, social media, and professional networks.

Posted by Cary Wing Mar 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Gleeks Unite!

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I recently had the opportunity to watch half an episode of Glee, in which Artie, the student with paraplegia, used his Colours wheelchair to get around the halls of the high school.  Since I wasn’t too interested in the actual story – I started to watch Artie and became quickly bothered by the push handles on the back of his chair.  Why were Artie’s friends pushing him around in his chair?  I also noticed that Artie’s chair seemed really big for his body and that he sits crooked in it.  According to the show, Artie has been in his wheelchair since the age of 8 as the result of a car accident and for a person who has been in a chair for at least 8 years his skill set is not where it should be.

Posted by Elizabeth Mar 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Dance and Disability: “The Gimp Project”

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I came across this video on YouTube and thought it was totally worth sharing!  There are so many interesting and provocative things in it.

Posted by Carolyn Mar 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Beating Multiple Sclerosis before it Beats You

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Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to be diagnosed with at a young age. You don’t know when it will take its full toll on you, if ever. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago at the age of 22. Even till this day, not a lot of people know I have the disease. I have relapsing remitting, so I rarely show signs of the condition, and when I do have symptoms I try to keep them to myself and hide them the best that I can. It isn’t that I’m insecure of having the condition; it’s that I don’t want anyone to have pity on me or treat me any different than before.

Posted by Jess Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability 8 Comments

The Impact of Our Words

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Our words carry so much meaning – sometimes even meaning that we don’t fully understand. Often times, we say things or use phrases that we’ve heard others use before but don’t have a solid understanding of the meaning behind it or the bigger message that we are sending by saying it.

Posted by Carolyn Mar 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments