Posts Tagged 'inclusion'

Should Hospitals Model an Inclusive Healthy Community?

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I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the concept of Inclusive Healthy Communities lately because I’ve been sitting in a hospital with my dad for the past month and have gotten to know the University of Michigan Hospital and central campus very well. The University of Michigan hospital has a program called “MHealthy.” http://www.hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/ which includes removing all  sugar sweetened drinks from the hospital dining and vending, having multiple MHealthy options in the cafeteria (which is open 24/7) and keeping serving sizes reasonable. The program also includes programs for patients and those who work at the hospital for Physical Activity, Weight Management, Mental and Emotional Health, and Tobacco and Alcohol Management. The whole hospital campus is tobacco free and there are lots of places to get outside and places to walk within the hospital. The University of Michigan campus has also  started using the modified “handicapped accessible” logo and has several examples of universal design.

Posted by Susan Silverman Oct 02, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Accessible Playgrounds and Fitness Areas

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When I was a little girl, I didn’t get to play outside much, mostly because I needed my wheelchair to get around. I do remember when I was about 7 years old, getting a swing set that was pretty cool. That gave me more time to play outside since it was in my front yard and didn’t require much travel. We did go to parks once in a while, but, as a general rule, most of my playtime was spent at home, with my own mini-Toys-R-Us, and that was just fine with me.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Sep 26, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

‘Inclusive’ communities

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I chose to write about inclusive communities for this blog and I am finding it somewhat difficult because it can be a touchy subject and I wasn’t sure which way to go with it. But, here we go–This is my two cents on ‘Inclusive’ Communities:

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom Sep 25, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Ladies: Lift Heavier!

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After being in the health/fitness/exercise fields for 11 years, there are two things I’ve heard women say that have become my pet peeves. One is, “I want to lose weight without doing any work” (no joke, a woman walked into my office at the gym and that’s the first thing she said) and two “I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to bulk up.”

Posted by Katie Henley Sep 24, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

You Can Dance! Wheelchair Dancing

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Losing independence can be a difficult experience for anybody. It may seem like your options are drastically limited in many ways, but luckily, there are tons of activities that can be done using a wheelchair that will keep you just as active as anybody else. One way that’s growing in popularity is wheelchair dancing.

Posted by David Glenn Sep 23, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

I am who I am

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It seems like yesterday when I was the “different” one. I was the kid who kept asking to play, the kid who kept screaming to let me onto the basketball court. I was the kid with one leg, the one who would make things harder on everyone else.

Posted by Daniel Nong Sep 19, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How College Campuses are Becoming Increasingly Accessible

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With classes in full swing on college campuses around the country, students are finding themselves amidst a lot of change: rigid class structures, tuition and textbooks costs, new roommates, and so on.

Posted by Chris Miller Sep 11, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Today, MSN is highlighting powerful facts about a few first ladies, including Eleanor Roosevelt, the 32nd First Lady.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Aug 11, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Unified Sports: Building Teamwork Between Students of all Ability Levels

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Students with special needs often feel ostracized in their schools, despite efforts to integrate them into the least restrictive environment. General Education (ed.) students sometimes don’t know how to interact with their peers with disabilities. They might ignore special ed. students, act overeager to help them or, in the worst scenarios, bully them.

Posted by Chris Meloni Jul 25, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Introducing adapted sport to a college campus

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Back in February, we hosted Adapted Sports Day at James Madison University where we invited youth with disabilities on campus to experience college and play wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. A colleague of mine, Dr. Thomas Moran, and I wanted to ensure that our student volunteers weren’t just watching the participants but that they had an adapted sport experience, too. So, we required the student volunteers to participate in the sports, also.

Posted by Josh pate May 13, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments