Posts Tagged 'programs'

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

The Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

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We all know what it feels like to not get enough sleep. You hear the alarm go off and a feeling of dread fills your body. It’s already time to get up? You slowly stand up, stumble to the bathroom and look back at yourself with bloodshot eyes. It’s not a good start to the day. The rest of the day doesn’t play out in a great way either. The reason? You’re sleep deprived, and you’re not alone.

Posted by Nick Hasche May 27, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

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

Disability and Unemployment

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For years I have always heard that unemployment for people with disabilities has been at or around 70%. This number has always been the same in my 10 plus years of public speaking, 20 years in the workforce of serving people with disabilities and the 30 plus years that I have been a person with a disability. At times it seems as if this would never change. How can it? How would we know for sure? Something has got to change. What can be done to make a dent in this number?

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 31, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Strategies for survival

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When faced with disability, it may have a profound impact on you, but it can transform your life in unexpected ways. Adjusting to your new reality can be a struggle but it can be overcome. You can battle and continue to live life successfully by keeping certain things in mind.

Posted by Rachel Oliver Aug 26, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Increasing Awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of individuals every year. If not properly treated, it can even be life threatening to the individual and those around them. June was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder month. While congress and other VA programs have made great strides in bringing national attention to those with PTSD, there are a number of things that you can do to increase its awareness.

Posted by Jade Rich Jul 07, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

You too can commit

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Back in October of 2014, NCHPAD, along with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition launched an initiative to make a commitment to inclusion. Since that time this initiative has grown even stronger.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Living the Dream!

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April 15-19 saw the Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) in Louisville, KY as the host to the largest wheelchair basketball competition in the sports illustrious history. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) was represented by nearly 70 teams across 5 different divisions in what was some of the most fantastic athletic competition around. Some twelve courts were laid down in the expo center with wheelchair hoops going on for nearly 4 days in what seemed like around the clock action. Vendors, fans, and athletes alike all showed up full of energy for what turned out to be a fantastic event.

Posted by Jeremy Campbell May 04, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Still Marching Forward

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Navy veteran Larry Belfer has compromised, but never conceded to the rare but aggressive cancer that has changed his life dramatically.

Posted by Tim Povtak Apr 09, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Revisiting Program Foundations

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 The Importance of Rapport, Time, and History

One of my social work text books describes rapport as “’a state of compatibility and empathy that permits mutual understanding between the client and the worker.” [i] Achieving mutual understanding between a client and a fitness professional is built over time. I have had an advantage during my latest transition in my exercise and walking program because I already knew the new Movement Specialist I would be working with.

Posted by Kerry Feb 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments