Posts Tagged 'kids'

Get Out: Outdoor Activity Can Improve Your Health and Sense of Well-Being

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Adults with disabilities are three times more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease, stroke or cancer as those without disabilities, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participation in physical activity can reduce the risk of such diseases, but nearly 50 percent of adults with disabilities report engaging in little to no aerobic activity. A number of programs and activities are available for both adults and children with disabilities to help get them the exercise they need.

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Jun 09, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Experiences at the School for People who are Deaf

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I am the middle child in a group of three children. My youngest brother is a man who is deaf. He is very independent and upon seeing him you would not even suspect he was deaf. When we were growing up the three of us were just a couple of years apart and we did everything together.

Posted by Ashley Hardway Jun 04, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair-Just plain Busy!

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Well track season is here once again which means- I’m busy. My students say that they are busy as they complain about the number of projects I have given them, and I just laugh because I only wish I was as “busy” as I was when I was in college. Kinda like I wish I was as “fat” as I thought I was in college too! But when I say I’m busy now days it’s at a whole new level As in so busy we haven’t had time to go to the grocery store which means two things.

Posted by Kelly Bonner May 29, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Obesity and Disability Infographic:

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We have developed an Obesity and Disability infographic*. The Obesity and disability infographic can be used to educate readers about the prevalence of obesity for individuals with disabilities, the consequences, costs, and ways to prevent or treat obesity. Our lists of consequences and ways to prevent obesity are in no way exhaustive. At the bottom are a few resources readers can access for information on physical activity and nutrition. Also, references where the data came from are listed.

Posted by Kerri Vanderbom May 06, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment


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“I like how you listen to me. You’re really listening and not doing something else at the same time.” My eight year old daughter said that to me. She has also said, “Mom? Mom! MOMMMM! You’re not listening!” Out of the mouths of babes …

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp May 01, 2014 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

How Your Own Behaviors Influence Children

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Parents are very influential when it comes to the development of the children. Mannerisms, behaviors, beliefs and even actions are learned from an early age throughout adolescence. During this time, your own behaviors as a parent play a dominant role in how the children will develop as they grow older. If you view physical activity or fitness a specific way, there is a good chance the children will develop a similar view.

Posted by Ken Myers Apr 10, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Girls on the Run

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What lessons has exercise taught you? In my blog posts, I tend to always go towards the “feelers”–as in I like to explore meaning or purpose behind working out.  I can’t help it.  For me, working out is about so much more than staying fit!

Posted by Julia Venable Dec 20, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Adapted Activity

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Working and developing activities for kids with physical disabilities is part of what I do every week. I look forward to working with my co-workers to find creative ways to keep our kids active and promote inclusion in their school programs, in their neighborhoods, and anywhere else they might spend much of their time; the only problem

Posted by Meagan Rowe Sep 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

“Little” Gestures, One Big Act

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A few months back I was asked to speak to my younger sister’s grade on disability acceptance in honor of National Circle of Friends month.  The elementary school provided me with a children’s book to read and told me to discuss disability awareness and answer questions after reading the story.  I spoke to four different second grade classes for around thirty minutes each.  Since these were my sister’s classmates the children were familiar with me, but

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jul 02, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Life’s “Little” Questions

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I firmly believe in taking stares and questions and turning them into a chance to educate others about disabilities and life with one.  At least once a day in public I get a quizzical stare and

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 27, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments