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Preparing for Summer Camp 2012

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Planning Ahead

While we are just putting away the Thanksgiving decorations, it is already time to start planing ahead for a summer of outdoor fun. CAMP 2012!

Posted by Tanya Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Animal Assisted Therapy for Children with Disabilities

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After a recent phone conversation with my sister, I started thinking about ways that animals can and have been used as therapeutic aids for children with disabilities. While I remember hearing tid-bits about animals being used to help children with disabilities in the past, I was very interested to find out more about the topic.

Posted by Tamika Jones Oct 31, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Children with Disabilities Left out of Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity

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During my Master’s program, I served as a part-time Adapted Physical Education teacher in the Charlottesville, VA area. And while I did my very best to educate my students as to why physical activity and healthy eating were important, there were not many outside sources helping to push the same agenda. Most of my students had limited access to inside and outside school physical activity opportunities as well as opportunities for health education.

Posted by Tamika Jones Oct 25, 2011 Posted in Disability, Obesity, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Let’s Hear About Some Evidence-Based Strategies to treat Overweight in Adults

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It seems that everyone has a pet theory on how “people” (especially other people) should go about losing weight. The whole popular culture seems to be convinced that everyone has to lose weight. The popular media is full of one-sided, one-size-fits-all advice on losing weight. Many among us are quite outspoken about how others should be going about it- as if one type of program would be a magic cure for every person’s overweight.

Posted by Tanya Oct 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Bullying. Children with disabilities are at higher risk.

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Children look forward to the new school year as a milestone on the ladder to adulthood. They are excited to see children they have missed over the summer, meet their new teacher and be introduced to new skills and concepts in class. And yet as the new school year gets into full swing each fall, the darker side of the playground begins to emerge.

Posted by Tanya Oct 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Air Travel May Become Easier for PWD

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A new regulation proposed by the Department of Transportation would require airline websites, and automated airport kiosks to be accessible. Under the proposed air travel rule, airlines would then be required to make their websites accessible over a two-year period, and ensure ticket agents do the same. If passed, the requirement would apply to U.S. and foreign carriers with websites marketing air transportation to U.S. consumers for travel within, to or from the United States. Small ticket agents would be exempt, according to the Department.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Sep 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Tribute to the Ones that Make it Possible

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Everywhere you look you can find some remarkable or touching story regarding those individuals that struggle every day because of some type of a disability, disease, or addiction that has consumed their lives. The individual must be able to endure whatever obstacles are thrown at them, no matter how big or how hard it may be.

Posted by Jess Sep 28, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

UCP Not Just for People With Cerebral Palsy

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The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is nonprofit organization that helps people with cerebral palsy, as well as other individuals with disabilities. UCP’s mission is to educate, advocate and provide support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Arizona’s UCP chapter has been providing services since 1952; and during those years, they have helped countless of individuals with disabilities and their families. Those served have disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. UCP provides services to infants all the way through adulthood, which has four departments: Early Intervention and Therapy, Day Treatment and Training, Home and Community Based Services, and an Early Learning Center.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Sep 16, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Simplicity of Sport

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The coach and athlete of today now have a wealth of information at their fingertips to support their goal of developing athletic ability. This information may be derived from academic journals or coffee -table magazines, perhaps it is gleaned from internet chatlines or from credible sources organizations like NCPAD, but wherever it comes from sorting the kernel from the chafe requires skill and pragmatism. The phrase “A little knowledge could be a dangerous thing” is a necessary and cautionary reminder that not every piece of coaching wisdom is well conceived or suitable for your special needs athlete.  There is certainly a danger in over-analyzing every single possible risk, benefit, sports tactic, counter tactic, etc, and you may find your head is whirring with contradictory ideas; sports psychologists might suggest that you are in a state of “analysis – paralysis.”

Posted by guest Sep 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Lack of Information During Hurricane for PWD

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New York was one of the states that got hit by Hurricane Irene. Before the arrival of Irene, evacuation details/plans and other services were be announced to all areas affected. However, the disability community in Brooklyn felt that services and information were not available for people with a wide range of disabilities. Marvin Wasserman, executive director of the Brooklyn Center for Independence for the Disabled (BCID), has been receiving numerous complaints.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Sep 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments