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. 

I CAN Develop Physical Literacy is a resource for anyone in the community working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)...
States that "HRM Community Recreation Services is committed to providing safe and accessible services and activities for all persons....
This YMCA policy works toward providing "an inclusive program that attempts to allow all children to participate fully in our program....
This is a general, recreational and non-specialized program that provides children with a variety of structured activities. The integrated...
This hands-on session provides concrete examples of how to successfully include participants of all abilities in your program. Through a re...
La loi du province du Québec avec le détail des droits des personnes handicapées. Inclus : Responsabilités générales des ministères, des...
Regulations under this act:O. Reg 429/07 ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICEO. Reg 430/07 EXEMPTION FROM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS...
This document is an overview of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles as they relate to individuals with an intellectual...
Creativity is the ability to invent or make somehting new, using one's own skills without the specific use of patterns or models. Creative...
Video, 6 minutes. This presentation looks at: Fundamentals and Principles Tips for Programs Suggestions on How to Adapt or Modify...
Moving to Inclusion (MTI) Online is a training and professional development tool for those who are working in or training for a career in...
Covers fire, structural and other safety standards, health standards such as for sanitation, noise, or hazardous substances, and...
These Teaching Tools for teaching healthy active living include: Lesson Plans:  Health Education, Physical Education Curriculum...
 Research suggests that being outside in natural environments reduces the severity of ADHD symptoms in kids. This article lists some...
Lessons and activity plans are designed to ensure all children, regardless of ability, are provided with access to quality physical...
Six tips for introducing execise for children with disabilities.
Malkaw, Somaya H. (2009). Abstract of dissertation. University of Kentucky. The aim of this study was to describe the overall play...
Describes various intensities of exercise and guidelines for the time each day that children from toddlers to 17-year-olds should spend in...
This resource provides an explanation of various games best suited for children who may have cognitive or physical limitations caused...
Panel Presenters: Jennifer Telfer, Barb Longair, Lisa Weekes, and Megan McKinlay Presentations: Physical Literacy Innovations in Alberta:...
This presentation focuses on how physical literacy definitions may, or may not encompass the needs of Canadians with disabilities.
This resource describes accessibility as much more than making sure wheelchairs can reach the upper decks of a conventional playground...
People with disabilities benefit greatly when they participate in community recreation programs and settings. Like their peers without...
This article looks at: Quality, active after school programs; and, Quality, active after school programs, with a focus on how these apply...
This article looks at: Quality, active after school programs; and, Quality, active after school programs, with a focus on how these apply...
Provides running, jumping, climbing and playing activity ideas with instructions on how to play, safety tips and adaptations for children...
London's Policy Manual Chapter 17 relates to Parks and Recreation services policies, including use of parkland, gender equity, inclusion,...
The Site has many different resources such as games, songs and activities for children with special needs  for recreation...
This website has many articles for parents and professionals working with children with special needs such as sensory processing disorder,...
This free toolkit is a set of resources for people to confront bullying of children with special needs from all angles - from talking to...
This site provides tips for working with children with the following special needs: hearing disabilities, learning disabilities, physical...
This brochure explains alternate terminologies, defines many common disabilities, and provides guidelines to help with integration and...
Steps to Inclusion is a resource designed to support inclusive physical activity for children and youth living with physical and...
Presents the findings of the project to engage key stakeholders to examine the capacity for creating community environments that strengthen...
Many Asperger's kids have extreme difficulties with transitions. This can be a simple transition, such as moving from one activity to...
This article describes summer activity options available to children with disabilities in Calgary. Describes inclusion as a process and...
Deaf blind children can be taught to enjoy dance and movement. They do, however, require long and careful preparation to reach this point....
This 2011 Manitoba Act adopts the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Canada ratified in 2010, and...
States that: "The City of Guelph is committed to providing its goods and services in an accessible manner. The City recognizes the diverse...
The goals of this policy are to: 1) Establish a process to identify barriers and gaps in existing services and facilities. 2) Continuously...
The information in this article was presented at a developmental conference by Mary Owen Ed. Specialist in Santa Barbara in 1998. It looks...
This article focuses on what to look for in an after school program for different target groups: Supporting Girls Active Participation...
Ten summer activities to do with a child with a disability that don’t require weeks of planning, a small loan or traveling.
This policy outlines Halton Hills' financial assistance program designed "to effectively allocate public funds for community access to...
This framework defines inclusion as "...the right to access, use and enjoy all of the recreation facilities, programs and services in a...
This article is for parents and teachers with children with visual impairments or blindness on how to select playthings, adapt them when...
Estimates: 2-5 children per group of 30 have ADHD. Less than 5% [of youth with ADHD] complete a four-year college degree.
While the benefits of physical activity are numerous, the knowledge of how to provide opportunities for all children to experience the joy...

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