Available courses

Rallying the Troops: Engaging your Community for Inclusion

Knowledge-to-action frameworks are useful tools to systematically implement evidence into community practice. One such framework is NCHPAD’s Inclusive Community Implementation Process (NiCIP) adapted from the CAN-IMPLEMENT. Community engagement and stakeholder input from the outset is a central principle of this framework. Within the NiCIP, stakeholders with disabilities must work alongside community implementers to implement sustainable knowledge use within the community. This charrette style training will incorporate multiple learning styles and breakout activities in a classroom setting.

Hosting Inclusive Events

Currently 1 in 4 people in the United States has a disability. That means no matter the size, location, or topic of your event, you are most likely serving individuals with a disability. The goal of all organizations should be to host inclusive events that allow all individuals, including individuals with a disability, the opportunity to participate fully in the event. However, organizations often define inclusion and accessibility in many ways leaving individuals with a disability with an unclear understanding of what will be provided for them and the amount of access they will truly have. This toolkit will provide guidance on how to best serve the needs of all individuals in any event setting.

What are the GRAIDs

The Guidelines, Recommendations, Adaptations, Including Disability, or GRAIDs, were developed as a method to adapt evidence-based programs to be inclusive of individuals with disabilities. Watch this presentation conducted by Dr. Kerri Vanderbom to learn what the GRAIDs are and how to use them.

Universal Design for Learning

According to the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective to all.  In order to impact different type of learners UDL focuses on multiple means of representation, multiple means of action, expression and multiple means of engagement. The video, Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education, features strategies based on the UDL framework and specific to physical education. The strategies shown in the video were obtained from the Lieberman-Brian Inclusion Rating Scale (LIRSPE).

IEP Roadmap

School physical education programs offer the best opportunity to provide physical activity to all children and to teach them the skills and knowledge needed to establish and sustain an active lifestyle. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is part of the educational process that allows students with disabilities to participate during physical education activities.   The  interactive IEP Roadmap for Physical Education provides guidance to physical educators to be able to navigate through the IEP process while making the biggest impact on their student’s health and wellbeing. The information presented in the roadmap could also help parents and other IEP members that are not familiar with IEPs.

Disability Education for Educators

Your interaction with students matters and it could play a role in their school success an help avoid tension. This training is designed to help improve your knowledge and communication skills when working with students with disabilities.

Inclusive Brain Boosters

In this training, you will learn strategies to incorporate physical inclusive activity breaks (brain boosters) during class to improve health, wellness and cognitive function through physical activity.  

Discover Inclusive Physical Education

Discover Inclusive Physical Education provides training to help educators to create an inclusive environment for students of all abilities.

Disability Education

There are over 54 million American’s living with a disability. People with a disability are a largely underserved population, often this is due to a lack of knowledge on how to reach, address, and serve these individuals. This presentation will address communication tips and proper disability etiquette for individuals with sensory, intellectual and physical disabilities. It will also briefly discuss the barriers these individuals face towards participation and how to address them.  Finally, this presentation will look at the definition of inclusion and what that means for effective communication.

Fitness Professionals

This course provides presentations to fitness professionals on a number of inclusive fitness topics.

Terms and Conditions

There are a number of common terms and conditions referenced when working with individuals with a disability. As a fitness instructor you should be aware of these terms and their definitions as well as these common conditions and the effects they could have on an individual.

Inclusive Worksite Wellness

Adults spend a substantial part of their lives at work. Employers can play a critical role in helping their workforce stay healthy through inclusive worksite wellness programs. This training will discuss the fundamentals of a worksite wellness program that includes all employees, including those with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. Topics addressed include privacy and worksite wellness programs, choosing inclusive incentives, supporting healthy food choices and convening inclusive events such as walking meetings and health fairs.

Health Disparities and Cultural Competence

The Health Disparities and Cultural Competence training provides a brief synopsis of health disparities and cultural competence for individuals who have limited or no background in these areas. This training will provide an overview of health disparities and information sources, explanatory models for health disparities, cultural competence, and addressing sociocultural barriers to health care. This training will also include potential resources for additional knowledge as well as a quiz at the conclusion of the training to test knowledge gain.

Discover Inclusive Nutrition Education

Discover Inclusive Nutrition Education provides strategies for how to include youth with disability in your nutrition and health education.  This training covers the definition of inclusion, effective teaching strategies for multiple disabilities, information on accessible school gardens, and several inclusive nutrition resources

Establishing an Inclusive, Health Food Venue

During this presentation, viewers will learn what a healthy food venue consists of and how to create an inclusive and accessible one that includes individuals with disability.  The training covers disability statistics, inclusion terminology, and ways to create an accessible environment through building design, signage, staff training, and more.  Viewers will also familiarize themselves with nutrition-related resources from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability

Disability and Aging

This course provides presentations for disability and aging service providers.

Prevent T2 for All: Introduction to Including People with Disabilities

Currently 1 in 4 people in the united states have a disability. This is an introductory course to the Prevent T2 for All curriculum.

Prevent T2 for All: Preparing for your class.

In this section lifestyle coaches will learn how to have an inclusive classroom setting and what accommodations might be needed to provide equal opportunities to learn for all participants.

Prevent T2 For All: Nutrition for Lifestyle Coaches

In this section Lifestyle coaches will learn different tips and techniques to implement inclusion in different nutrition strategies.

Prevent T2 For All: Fitness for Lifestyle coaches

In this training Lifestyle coaches will learn inclusion techniques and strategies to assist participants with a disability.

Push for Your Health Campaign Toolkit

This toolkit is meant to make promoting and celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month in your community a little easier! This kit is designed to help you generate messages to support an inclusive diabetes prevention awareness campaign to your audiences.

Inclusive Physical Education for Educators

Through our partnership with ADPH we have compiled a list of helpful resources for physical educators.

Discover Inclusive School Wellness

In this training you will learn more about a Comprehensive School Physical Activity plan and ways to promote the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in your plan through an inclusive wellness policy, assessing your school environment and action planning.

Inclusive Afterschool Physical Activity

In this training, you will learn how to adapt the environment, skills and equipment to make your afterschool program inclusive of children and youth with disabilities. This program will give you practical ideas on how to make your program inclusive and an understanding of why inclusive afterschool programs are important and beneficial to the entire school.

Inclusive Worksite Wellness

In this training you will be introduced to general disability awareness, laws related to worksite wellness, example inclusive policies for your program, how to assess your environment as well as tools and resources to help your organization implement a worksite wellness program that is inclusive of employees with disabilities.

Push for Your Health Toolkit

This toolkit is meant to make promoting and celebrating National Diabetes Awareness Month in your community a little easier! This kit is designed to help you generate messages to support an inclusive diabetes prevention awareness campaign to your audiences.

Physician's Tool Kit

Resources provided to help physicians talk to their patients with disabilities about physical activity.