Posts Tagged 'kids'

Best vitamins to ensure healthy growth as a young adult

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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 26, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

An Even Playing Field: Sports for All In Pittsburgh

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Dr. Darla Clayton contributed to this article (The Mobility Resource)

The value of sports for all was demonstrated at a recent event co-hosted by Strong as Steel Adaptive Sports, and Allard USA with an assist from Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) who provided a “Think Big Grant.” Several volunteers came to help out, many from Allard USA traveled from NJ to assist, and a group from Ohio Wheelchair Sports drove all the way to Pittsburgh to help out.

Posted by Chris Miller Jun 07, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Ways to encourage an active lifestyle for everyone

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If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 06, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

The Importance of Physical Literacy for People with Disabilities

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The concept of Physical Literacy has been presented and referenced in research literature for over a decade, but I was not familiar with it until recently.  Physical Literacy is defined as, “the degree to which an individual demonstrates competency in a range of movement forms.” [i]

Posted by Kerry Mar 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Perceptions, Expectations, and Achievement

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I came across a book called “Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes toward Classmates with Disabilities.” by: Arthur Shapiro. The book was written over a decade ago and yet the themes from the book apply easily in 2013.   Mr. Shapiro’s book offers in-depth perspectives and strategies about how to change negative attitudes and biases about disabilities.

Posted by Kerry Mar 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Morgan’s Wonderland An All-Access Amusement Park!

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The phrase “Fun for the Whole family” finds true meaning at Morgan’s Wonderland! It’s the first park of its kind on the planet expressly designed for the recreation and pleasure of individuals with disabilities—and their friends and family.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Mar 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Assistive Tech and Indoor Gym/ Outdoor Play

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Keep active this winter with indoor games!

Posted by Tanya Dec 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Preparing for Summer Camp 2012

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Planning Ahead

While we are just putting away the Thanksgiving decorations, it is already time to start planing ahead for a summer of outdoor fun. CAMP 2012!

Posted by Tanya Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Bullying. Children with disabilities are at higher risk.

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Children look forward to the new school year as a milestone on the ladder to adulthood. They are excited to see children they have missed over the summer, meet their new teacher and be introduced to new skills and concepts in class. And yet as the new school year gets into full swing each fall, the darker side of the playground begins to emerge.

Posted by Tanya Oct 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments