Physical Activity for Individuals with Special Needs

Physical Activity for Individuals with Special Needs Collection

Everyone has the right to play! This collection of resources can support program staff and teachers in enabling children with special needs to be more physically active and engaged in programs. For more ideas on inclusion keep an eye on our activities section, where adapatation for a variety of needs will be added throughout the fall. 

Because Cerebral Palsy effects movement, adaptations are needed in physical education classes in order to ensure enjoyment and success for...
Craft activities are fun for everyone, but for children on the autism spectrum, the opportunity to explore color, shape, and sensory...
Not all children with ADHD have hyperactivity, but for those that do, sitting still is an almost impossible feat. But for children...
Each year, the Ontario Public Service (OPS) sets a course to prevent, identify and remove barriers for persons with disabilities. Every...
Many commercially available off the shelf toys and games are accessible to children who have disabilities, and others can be easily and...
Regulations under this act:O. Reg 429/07 ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICEO. Reg 430/07 EXEMPTION FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS...
Outlines policy and procedure to accommodate children and youth with special needs including physical limitations, behavioural issues, and...
This article outlines specific accommodations that can be made for different sports so that children with hearing loss can participate....
An inclusive active environment is one that provides the opportunity for active kids of all abilities and interests to participate in a...
The goal of the Active Living After School (ALAS) initiative, developed in a partnership between PHE Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, is...
Finding activities and games that your Asperger's child enjoys can be a challenge. Children with Asperger's syndrome often struggle with...
It is very important that children with Cerebral Palsy are encouraged to participate in regular physiotherapy, exercises, games and...
Children develop most of the visual skills necessary for play, future recreation and athletics before the age of four. Many visually...
The ideas in this handout are provided as examples of only some of the potential adaptations that can be made to common materials and...
Paper presented at the National Association for the 2003 Education of Young Children Annual Conference. This paper provides guidance in...
With the loss of sight and hearing, an individual's sensory input and experiences are reduced and overall development may be delayed. As a...
This article examines how can you make sure the outdoor play area is a safe, exciting, and challenging space for everyone.
Young children learn literacy skills in a variety of ways as they play, handle books, observe adults using print materials, and interact...
Musical activities can be a fulfilling part of any person’s day, and may enhance many important aspects of an individual’s emotional,...
Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports oday because of its availability to those of all ages, ability levels, and sizes. It...
The policy states that the City of Burlington will continue to provide availability and accessibility to its facilities and programs for...
Children who suffer from ADHD often have additional problems in sensory processing. It is important for these children to try and continue...
How children with ADHD spend their free time can help improve attention and reduce ADHD symptoms. The best after-school activities for...
The site provides ideas for creative activities for children with disabilities as well as suggestions on how to incorporate recreational...
Waterloo's Assistance program provides support for permanent residents with low income living, as well as for people with a disability....
Ball games for disabled children not only help to improve overall strength and agility, but also enhance hand-eye coordination and gross...
Bowling is a very popular recreational and competitive activity enjoyed by individuals of all abilities. It is an indoor activity with...
A guide for parents on getting a child with a physical disability into sports.
This sheet explains Cerebral Palsy, and provides tips and strategies for the teacher/caretaker in caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy,...
The documents on this site describes the special need and provide tips for teachers/childcare providers on how to include children the...
The author discusses the benefits of integrated programmes for children with three broad types of disabilities, ADHD and ADD, autism, and...
The Facility Accessibility Design Standards (FADS) is a technical design document used by City of London staff to enhance...
This is a tool that was developed in 2009, in partnership with City for all Women Initiative and the generous contribution of the community...
Inclus : Sécurité (incendie, structurale, liée à l'utilisation, Résistance à l'intrusion, aux abords des chantiers); Santé (Conditions...
This convention elaborates in detail the rights of persons with disabilities and sets out a code of implementation”. Countries that join...
Cette convention élabore dans le détail les droits des personnes handicapées et énonce un code de mise en œuvre. Tous les Ontariens et...
Provides an overview of community sport development, the CSD program as well as what an Accessible Sport Council is, its role, who is...
This webpage provides teachers and educators with general adaptation ideas for various sports concerning equipment, rules, prompts and cues...
A physical literacy resource for Early Childhood Educators in Windsor-Essex County
Active Start and FUNdamentals for Children with a Physical Disability resource is designed for teachers and coaches of youth who have a...
This handbook (available for purchase) includes theory, tips and activities to assist in teaching motor skills with specific adaptations...
Looks at why sports and games are useful in rehabilitation and integration, various types of disability, choosing activities and games, and...
The Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) series (available to purchase from PHE) teaches fundamental movement and sport skills through both...
Video, 5 minutes. This presentation looks at how the Ontario After School program can promote activity for participants with...
For kids to lead a healthy lifestyle they need to move about as much as they can. They need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day...
This article describes the physical education classes at Glengarda Child and Family Services, a Windsor youth mental health agency with...
After-school and weekend activities and sports especially good for kids with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as...
Girl Guides of Canada's guidelines to inclusivity include tips on becoming more inclusive, and three "inclusivity assurance questions" to...
For Canadians with a disability, regular physical activity may be even more important than it is for the rest of the population. For a...
How iPlay was developed in partnership with AbilityPath.org and Nickelodeon to illustrate the power of play for ALL children. This playbook...

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