Posts Tagged 'programs'

Inclusive Out-of-School Time

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The purpose of this article is to promote inclusion of youth with disabilities in after-school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time programs. For the purposes of this
article, the term “include” and “inclusion” embodies the values, policies, and practices that support all youth, those both with and without disabilities, to participate in a broad range of out-of-school time activities.

Posted by Kerry Nov 04, 2014 Posted in Disability 7 Comments

Disability sport facing similar issues as women’s sport

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I recently stumbled across an article in the Boston Globe by Shira Springer entitled, “Why do fans ignore women’s pro sports?” You can find it here because it’s worth the read: http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/09/23/why-fans-ignore-women-pro-sports/A37CAUWxMv0cvF5xkkAe1J/story.html

Posted by Josh pate Oct 23, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

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

Fall into a rut

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With the summer slowly falling into oblivion in which there are three months left in 2014 (where has the time gone), typically we leave our summer routine and develop another set for the fall. Unfortunately, there is a difference.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 15, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin F

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What do the people in this picture have in common? Willingness! Usually they would be exercising in an aquatics class. But the day this photo was taken, the pool was unexpectedly closed. It would have been so easy for any one of them to say, “Well, I tried to exercise, but I couldn’t, so I’m going home.” As you can see, they did not go home. They stayed and danced in chairs!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp May 14, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

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

ACT2MOVE MOVE2ACT – MAKE ‘EM LAUGH!

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Dr. Bloom and I hammered our way through Hamlet.  We plucked away at Richard III’s villainous heart.  After working on two of the Bard’s greatest tragedies, it occurred to us that Shakespeare wrote comedies, too!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Dec 11, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

How to Benefit from Aquatic Exercise without Knowing How to Swim

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An Aquatic Drama

 A 2 person play in 1 act

Characters:

Aquatic Specialist (AS):
a professional with certifications in aquatics, lifeguarding, cpr, and first aid, who works with people in water and possesses knowledge of the human body and the properties of water

New Aquatic Person (NAP): 
person who has not been in a pool for a long time or perhaps never been in a pool

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Nov 26, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Get OUT!

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After my father acquired a C3/C4 SCI, one of his favorite pastimes was watching the birds in our backyard.  He quietly observed their flights from the feeder to the surrounding trees and back again. He watched as they bathed themselves in the big stone birdbath, flinging water droplets into the sunlight.

Posted by Katie Henley Jul 23, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments