Posts Tagged 'kids'

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

Loneliness

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There is no pill for loneliness.  So said by a friend of mine who has bipolar disorder and a visual impairment.  How right he is.  There are many things we can treat with pills – high blood pressure, arthritis, ADHD, headaches … but the cure for loneliness requires something much bigger and even more vital for our health:  relationships.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Aug 01, 2016 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

The Ultimate in Sport

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I know we are right in the middle of the NCAA final four and basketball as a whole has many people’s attention. One of the interesting topics has been the outstanding play of the Women’s collegiate basketball team:  the University of Connecticut or the UConn Huskies. With all the talk going on good or bad, one thing is sure forgotten, revolution!

Posted by Bob Lujano Mar 31, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

How You Can Encourage Your Child To Be Active

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Just recently, I noticed kids are not into games that actually make them go out and spread a leg or run or do something that can count as physical activity. Ask any parent about what games do their kids love to play and you’ll get a list of PlayStation games or the games they download on their phones. Only a slight percentage of children these days, are actually a part of something which can be counted as physical activity. Although being physically active is essential for children in order to stimulate their growth in a healthy manner.

Posted by Zyana Morris Mar 02, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Problem with “Inspirational Sport Stories”

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Recently I have been absolutely swamped with school, work, and basketball, which has left little time for writing extra things such as this post. That is especially true since I want what I write to be something worth reading and I really want a topic that either makes you think or, better yet, starts a discussion either in the comments below or on social media. I think I have just the ticket and it helps that I have a bunch to say about this issue and its impact on individuals with disabilities!

Posted by Phillip Crain Feb 29, 2016 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

10 After School Activities for Students with Learning Difficulties

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Make no mistake – students with learning disabilities may be smarter, a lot smarter, than their peers. Does Einstein ring a bell? This theoretical physicist and arguably the smartest man who ever lived was dyslexic. So were Thomas Edison and Leonardo da Vinci before him.

Posted by Sandra John Feb 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

2016 Global School Play Day

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The hassles and obligations of being an adult often make me wish that I was still a child growing up in my beautiful Puerto Rico. A wise educator once said:  “It is not that men quit playing because they grow old but men grow old because they quit playing.” WOW – there is so much truth to that statement. It is not a coincidence that my favorite memories bring me back to a rural neighborhood of Puerto Rico: the streets, the school yard, and a nearby rundown basketball court with concrete floors, no nets, and rusty metal boards. In these places, I learned to play, to be active, to socialize, and to become a pretty good athlete. I like to tell people that I was a pretty good athlete since there is no way to refute my argument unless you do some extensive research. Let’s face it – nobody has time for that so just take my word for it.

Posted by Alex Martinez Feb 01, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Change Coming to College Wheelchair Basketball

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I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying this holiday season. It has been a while since I posted, as I have been busy with work and completing another semester of graduate school.

Posted by Phillip Crain Dec 17, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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December 10th is Human Rights Day, the annual recognition of the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. As one of the core documents of the UN – among other things, it defines basic things like “human rights” that are frequently referenced elsewhere – the UDHR remains one of the most important documents in the world.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Dec 10, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Five Benefits of Owning a Pet

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It seems like every day there’s a new natural health trend sweeping the nation. But are you aware of the furriest, most affectionate life change that can lead to a healthier life? Multiple studies have shown that owning a pet actually has both lifestyle and physical benefits. Here are five ways adopting a pet can lead to a healthier life:

Posted by Patricia Sarmiento Nov 20, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment