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Physical activity and nutrition are recommended healthy behaviors to combat health issues associated with obesity in children and youth. Despite this recommendation The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition reported that physical activity is 4.5 times lower for children and youth with disabilities compared to their peers without disabilities. School and after school programs provide the opportunity to learn and practice healthy behavior skills through quality physical education,  physical activity before, during and after school, nutrition education,  and wellness.  In these trainings, you will learn how to implement inclusion programs in your schools to improve the health and wellness of all students including students with disabilities.

Inclusion Tips for Coaching and Officiating Youth Sports

This is a brief presentation to help youth sports officials and coaches be more inclusive in their programs. The presentation will introduce coaches, officials, and sports staff to tips and strategies to include athletes with disabilities in the school’s sports activities. 

Hosting an Inclusive Summer Camp

A Training on Hosting an Inclusive Summer camp. Presented by The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability.

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.