Posts Tagged 'kids'

2017 Angel City Games

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In three short years, the annual Angel City Games have become Southern California’s premiere adaptive sports event, featuring a 4 day festival of clinics, competition, activities and celebration of Paralympic sport. The 2017 edition features five adaptive sports – Swimming, Archery, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis – and will be held 6/22-25 on the campus of UCLA. Competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, and results can qualify youth athletes for the National Junior Disability Championships.

Posted by Howard Brodwin May 22, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and it’s a great time to shed some light on some of the shortcomings of the sports community, both in who is welcomed and how participants are treated. Below are some ways to highlight pertinent accessibility issues in your local sports and fitness community.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland May 10, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Coping with Medication Side Effects

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Prescription drugs can have almost miraculous results. One day, you’re in immense pain or discomfort, and the next you’re living your life normally—all thanks to the power of a little pill, liquid, or cream. Unfortunately, medications aren’t completely without drawbacks, and everyone knows that the side effects of some prescriptions can be almost as bad as the conditions they treat!

Posted by Audrey Willis Mar 30, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Encouraging Physical Activity In Young Children

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Being active has many benefits besides having a good level of fitness; fitness alone is a very big factor to have. Being physically active leads to the development of cognitive skills among children, in simple words, they become better at their lessons. And the more children engage in competitive sports, the faster they pick up life skills related to teamwork, leadership and being competitive.  However, children need to be encouraged by their parents and guardians to engage in physical activity, especially in this day and age where there are so many options for entertainment indoors, unlike 20 years ago. And more importantly, it needs to be shown to children that being active is not a chore but actually, quite a fun way to kill time and be fitter at the same time.

Posted by Zyana Morris Mar 17, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

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Last week I spent two days with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for an orientation as part of their new advisory panel. I am excited to serve as a bridge between NCHPAD’s work and the broader healthy out-of-school time movement. You might remember two of our past blog articles that included NCHPAD resources, 3 Steps to Including Kids with a Disability and Tips and Resources for Inclusive Physical Activity.

Healthy afterschool environments should be inclusive afterschool environments, right?

The National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity specifically encourage programs to train staff to “adapt physical activity opportunities to include children and youth at all levels of athletic availability and those with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.”

Posted by Daniel Hatcher Feb 08, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

Protecting your child from infections and the harmful effects of Antibiotics

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A study published in the Journal of School Nursing found that contact surfaces such as water fountain nozzles, pencil sharpeners, keyboards, and faucets were amongst the most bacterially contaminated in classrooms while paper towel dispensers and desktops were the most contaminated with viruses.

Posted by Zyana Morris Dec 14, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Cyberbullying: A Battle for the Technology Age

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Back in October there was National Bullying Prevention Month, and we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the most prevalent types of harassment affecting young people today, cyberbullying.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Nov 16, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

People with Disabilities and Healthcare Industry

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Doctor visits are important for anyone, but particularly for people who have a disability. It’s wise to check in regularly to prevent future complications and determine what lifestyle adjustments will provide you with the best quality of life. But those visits can take up hours to get through, and often, you have to schedule an appointment weeks in advance.

Posted by Dennis Hung Nov 07, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Purpose of Sport and Play

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What is the true purpose of sport and play? What constitutes the essential core of these activities? How do sport and play serve humanity and societies around the world?  We believe there are five dimensions to the purpose of sport and play – relationships, education, social change, health and joy. In analyzing and studying the purpose of sport, we believe these five dimensions can help us better articulate the power and contributions of sport and play in the world. 
Posted by Bob Lujano Oct 31, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

New Leaders of a young world

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The path to success for young leaders is often one filled with surprises that only allow them to grow, both personally and professionally. And young leaders come from a variety of lanes, all merging onto the path to success. These achievements can be a graduate degree, starting a tech startup, or reaching personal physical and mental goals.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Oct 17, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments