This exciting website has an amazing assortment of adapted
recreation & sporting equipment for people with disabilities
and the aged. You've got to see it to believe it
October 2004, the Ontario government launched the ACTIVE2010
Strategy, an action plan to strengthen Ontario's capacity to
deliver quality sport and physical activity programs in communities
up to 2010. The Strategy helped lay a foundation for future actions
in Ontario. The Strategy was designed to strengthen Government
leadership and also to provide focus to a complex and in some cases
fragmented sector in order to achieve common goals.
||APENS was developed
by members of the National Consortium for Physical Education and
Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID.) Individuals
who wish to become Nationally Certified Adapted Physical Educators
(CAPE) will find our Web site to be a valuable resource in
accomplishing your goal.
Toolkit is designed to give afterschool program directors
and instructors the resources they need to build fun, innovative,
and academically enriching activities that not only engage
students, but also extend their knowledge in new ways and increase
learners of all types and ages. Find instructional Web-based
technology for students, professional development opportunities,
program support, and online assessment for
||AAHPERD's mission is
to promote and support leadership, research, education, and best
practices in the professions that support creative, healthy, and
||American Association for
Physical Activity and Recreation: We
are glad you're here! This is the official
Web site of the American Association for Physical Activity and
Recreation (AAPAR). We offer valuable resources for
teaching physical education, physical activity, fitness,
exercise, outdoor recreation and adventure, and more!
||The mission of the American
School Health Association is to build the capacity of its
members to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and
advocate for effective school health strategies that contribute to
optimal health and academic outcomes for all children and
|Birmingham Grid for
Learning: Wide variety of interactive English
animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports
educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online
educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP,
BrainPOP Español, and BrainPOP ESL. Features free lesson plans,
video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic
organizers, & best practices.
* Web-based * Requires subscription and
||Camp Abilities is a
one week developmental sports camp for children who are visually
impaired, blind, or deafblind. The camp is set up to provide a 1:1
instructional situation for each child. It is located in Brockport,
NY at SUNY Brockport.
||The mission of the
CDC is collaborating to create the expertise,
information, and tools that people and communities need to protect
their health - through health promotion, prevention of disease,
injury and disability, and preparedness for new health
||Since 2001, Janus
Development has delivered innovative, quality solutions
for those who stutter. Featured on a number of TV programs over the
years, our premier SpeechEasy product garnered attention on an
international level - showcasing the powerful effects that choral
speech can have on fluency. Today SpeechEasy remains the smallest,
most popular and most preferred fluency device available worldwide.
And yet...we are much more than SpeechEasy. Janus Development
provides fluency products to suit most every level, budget and
lifestyle, and we are driven to continually create new products and
technologies. We develop products with our clients in mind, we care
for those who use them, and we strive to build lifelong
|Dipity is a site that
allows your students to create and share interactive timelines
about any subject or topic. Dipity timelines implement the latest
in Web 2.0, combining multimedia & social media content with
timestamps, geolocation & real-time updates.
* Web-based * Save on-line * Customized by
* Cannot save to computer
||Disabled Online: is
your prime destination for topics and resources involving people
with disabilities, their family and friends. Get started by joining
our social network and meet other members at DO Community. Shop for
great products that enhance the abilities of those with challenges
at our Disabled Online Store. Research other sites that provide
unique services and opportunities for people with disabilities, by
browsing our Link Director.
||The mission of Disabled
Sports USA is to provide national leadership and
opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop
independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in
community sports, recreation and educational programs.
has so much to offer teachers it will never fit in this annotation.
Lesson plans, videos, puzzlemakers, science fair ideas, contests,
grants, science help and more. There are so many resources for
educators, librarians, students, and schools to use.
||The Dwarf Athletic
Association of America is a nonprofit organization created
in 1985 to develop, promote, and provide quality amateur level
athletic competition opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United
States. DAAA athletes compete in track & field athletics,
basketball, boccia, swimming, table tennis, badminton, volleyball
|Edsitement! Check out
this site for great educational material -suggested Websites and
lesson plans - in literature/language arts, art/culture, social
studies/history and foreign language.
intriguing collection of educational lessons, currently consisting
of 12,000+ images represented in over 1,000 lessons.
|Eduweb: Students may
think they are just playing games, but learning is really what is
going on. Grounded in the idea of game-based learning, students
work through creative learning games and activities, all the while
learning in a fun and engaging environment.
||Since 1994, Fitness
Partner has been a non-commercial labor of love created to
help you learn how to live a more fit and healthy lifestyle.
It's Fitness Partner's mission to assist you in designing,
achieving and maintaining your own personal health and fitness
goals. Here you will find information to help you create a
lifestyle change by building your knowledge-base so you can
understand and apply the basic elements of fitness and weight
management to your own life.
||Go Ask Alice!,
Columbia University's renowned health question and answer Internet
resource has proudly been bringing you quality content since
1993. We've answered thousands of questions on everything
from antidepressants to eating right to yawning over the
years. Many readers have inquired about our history, and
we're pleased to provide some highlights.
enables you to Access: easily search for lesson plans and related
content; Learn: review comprehensive health curriculum and
activities; Engage: share your ideas and content; Teach: increase
the health literacy of all students. Once you purchase online
access you will be instantly met by your own personalized
homepage. This homepage will serve as a digital dashboard
reminding you of health news, popular lesson plans, and even pages
you've visited recently. From your homepage you can easily
navigate to lesson plans, background information, related content,
and even purchase supplemental materials for your classroom.
||The Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring
services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA
governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention,
special education and related services to more than 6.5 million
eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with
disabilities. Infants and toddlers with disabilities
(birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services
under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special
education and related services under IDEA Part B.
||Iskip.com is a
website created by Kim "Skipper" Corbin in May 1999. It is the home
of the worldwide skipping movement.
2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering
everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. It
includes complete custom self-paced learning tools; a dynamic
system for getting help; and a custom profile, points, and badges
to measure progress.
you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens
that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place.
KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information
about health, behavior, and development from before birth through
the teen years.
||Knowledge Path: This
knowledge path about physical activity and children and adolescents
has been compiled by the MCH Library at Georgetown University. It
offers a selection of current, high-quality resources that analyze
data, describe public health campaigns and other promotion
programs, and report on research aimed at identifying promising
strategies for improving physical activity levels within families,
schools and after-school programs, child care and early childhood
education settings, and communities. The knowledge path also
provides resources about physical activity for children and
adolescents with special health care needs. The knowledge path is
aimed at health professionals, policymakers, child care providers,
and community advocates. Separate briefs present resources for
schools and families. The knowledge path will be updated
||LD OnLine: The
world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD.
Templates for teacher or student generated review games such as
Hangman, Jeopardy, Millionaire, among others. Lesson Plans,
activities and more!
|Library of Congress
website has over 13 million digitized primary source items.
Teachers, students, parents, and the community can all find
something here. Tip: Visit the American Memory section of the site
to browse 100 separate collections arranged by topic.
||London Play aims for
every child in London to have quality, accessible and inclusive
play opportunities. We campaign for more and improved play spaces
and services, and support playwork in the capital. We do this by:
working with 'play providers' in the voluntary and statutory
sectors to support their efforts to increase play opportunities for
children in London's 33 boroughs; directly providing more play
opportunities through funded projects.
||The Longevity Game:
How long can you expect to live? We developed the Longevity Game to
give you a peek into your future by identifying the factors that
can lead to a healthier, more productive life. At Northwestern
Mutual, we know a thing or two about longevity because we've been
tracking statistics that impact life since 1857. And that wealth of
knowledge helped us shape the Longevity Game. Through the game, we
hope to give you insight into your daily lifestyle-plus tips on how
you can make some positive changes.
|Merlot stands for
Multimedia Educational Research for Learning and Online Teaching.
This site offers classroom activities, lessons from peers in the
field of education, and much more.
Opportunities Via Education/Experience) helps children and adults
with severe disabilities acquire more abilities (and independence)
to sit, stand, walk and transition. This is achieved through
instruction and adaptive equipment. With these increased abilities,
there is: 1) better health, 2) less burden for care providers to
move or lift people, 3) more dignity, and 4) new opportunities for
fuller participation and inclusion in family life, school and
community. Life is no longer relegated to a bean bag, floor mat,
wheelchair or bed.
||National Association for
Health and Fitness: Our mission is to improve the quality
of life for individuals in the United States. NAHF does this
through its members by promoting physical fitness, sports and
healthy lifestyles; fostering new State Councils and Coalitions in
every state and US territory; networking and support among existing
Governors' Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports and local
community coalitions; championing environmental and policy support
for active living; encouraging and sharing innovation in the
||NCPAD is an
information center concerned with physical activity and disability.
Being physically active is good for every body. That's a
message you will find many times on this site. Being active is an
important part of getting and staying healthy. One 'must read' item
on this website is our monograph on Can Disability, Chronic
Conditions, Health and Wellness Coexist? in which author June
Kailles discusses the common confusion people have about the
relationship between having a disability and being healthy. Once
you realize that EVERY BODY needs some activity to
get and remain healthy, you will find we have a great many
resources to help you find how YOU can participate. We have
information and resources for EVERYONE, from guidelines to consider
before starting any kind of exercise program to factsheets on many
popular activities, games, recreational pursuits, and sports that
have been adapted to allow people with disabilities to participate
as fully as they wish, become as active as they wish.
||The Mission of the National
Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals
with Disabilities is to promote research, professional
preparation, service delivery, and advocacy of Physical Education
and Recreation for individuals with disabilities.
Kids: Encourage your kids to do some writing!
|National Library of Virtual
Manipulatives: A must with the SMART Board! Interactive,
virtual manipulatives from preK-12.
||Since 1995, NPPS has
been the leader in research, training, and development
of S.A.F.E. play areas in the nation! NPPS' mission is to
help the public create safe and developmentally appropriate play
environments for children. As the premier non-profit organization
in the United States delivering training and services about outdoor
play and safety, NPPS believes every child has the right to play;
all children need to learn to play and play to learn; every child
is entitled to a safe, positive, nurturing, and fun play experience
in the play environment. Putting these beliefs into practice:
NPPS serves as child-advocates on issues pertaining to playground
safety before government and regulatory agencies; NPPS helps the
public create, renovate, and maintain safe and developmentally
appropriate play environments for children by providing
professional, well-researched, highly informative, practical and
user-friendly services, and programs to fulfill this mission; NPPS
has developed the largest and most comprehensive clearinghouse of
outdoor play areas safety information and resources in the United
||Professional Association of
Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a
federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote
equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals
with special needs. With over 3,500 certified instructors and 800
member centers around the globe, more than 6,500 PATH Intl. members
help more than 42,000 children and adults with physical, mental and
emotional challenges find strength and independence through the
power of the horse each year. In addition to therapeutic riding,
our centers offer a number of therapeutic equine-related
activities, including hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental
health, driving, interactive vaulting, competition, ground work and
stable management. More recently, programs offer services in human
growth and development to serve wide-ranging audiences for such
educational purposes as leadership training, team building and
other human capacity enhancement skills for the workplace and for
is threefold: first, to enlighten parents in all aspects of
physical activity, thus making them the best possible advocates for
their children during IEP (Individual Education Plan) discussions
with the school or community recreation staff; second, to increase
the knowledge base of those professionals working with children or
adults with disabilities, making them aware of the can do
possibilities of their clients; third, we would like our adult
readers to learn the value physical activity holds for their
increased wellness. PALAESTRA, a quarterly
publication, is designed to be a single responsible source of
valuable information targeting all individuals interested in sport,
physical education and recreation involving individuals with
disabilities. Thus, PALAESTRA presents sport, physical education,
and recreation features for those individuals with amputations,
blindness or visual impairments, cerebral palsy, deafness or
auditory impairments, small stature (dwarfism), mental retardation,
spinal cord injuries, and other disabilities (les Autres).
Welcome to the site for health & physical education teachers,
parents and students. Our goal is to provide the latest information
about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for
children. To motivate children, we offer fun kids fitness programs
such as Log It and the PEC Challenge. We reach about 150,000 unique
visitors per month and we have over 2000 published
lesson ideas, best practices and assessment ideas. Our site is
guided by 150 Managing Editors and Advisory Board Members who have
over 2300 years K-12 physical education teaching experience. We
invite you to share your ideas with us!
||pelinks4u is a
non-profit program of Central Washington University dedicated to
promoting active and healthy lifestyles.
can try out our software and learn more about our curriculum at
Collection: Download a premade PowerPoint ready for
classroom use - math, science, social studies, art, language
* Web-based * Download to computer
Challenge is the premier program of the President's
Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition administered through
a co-sponsorship agreement with the Amateur Athletic Union.
The President's Challenge helps people of all ages and
abilities increase their physical activity and improve their
fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and
||Project Fit America:
We are a national agency that works at the grassroots level with
schools and front line educators to create new opportunities for
kids to be active, fit and healthy. We believe in fit kids, one
school at a time. We work with communities to bring in
funding, equipment, teacher training, curriculum and the resources
schools need to actually get kids fit and foster a love of
movement. When Project Fit America comes to a school,
kids never want to miss PE and teachers report they see fantastic
changes not just in their students' health, but in their attitude
toward fitness and healthy life styles.
INSPIRE website provides an enormous amount of
information related to individuals with disabilities. Some of the
information include: instructional techniques, inclusion
strategies, sport organizations, health and safety issues, and even
a parent page to assist with activities in the home and
interactive games - rhyming words, beginning sounds, naming objects
belonging in certain places (ex. Home)
||The Exploratorium is
a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San
Francisco, California. We believe that following your curiosity and
asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery,
learning, and awareness, and can increase confidence in your
ability to understand how the world works. We also believe that
being playful and having fun is an important part of the process
for people of all ages.
||SABAH's mission is
to challenge individuals with special needs and volunteer partners
to experience the success, pride, freedom and joy of therapeutic
ice-skating while achieving personal growth.
Smithsonian Education website offers sections for families,
students and educators. The section for Educators includes a
browsable lesson plan area (searchable by subject, keyword or grade
level) and IdeaLabs, student interactive tutorials that enhance the
use of the site.
* Download to computer
|SOS for Information
Literacy: Learn how to effectively incorporate information
literacy into your lesson plans. S.O.S. for Information Literacy is
a dynamic, collaborative web-based multimedia resource for
educators, K to 16. This site links lesson plans and teaching ideas
for information literacy through a comprehensive quality control
system to ensure that lessons are high caliber. Create an account
and build your own lessons or activities.
||Special Olympics is
a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and
community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed,
regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the
world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one
volunteer, one family member at a time.
||The State Council on Adapted
Physical Education (SCAPE) is the working body of the
Adapted Physical Education Section of the General Division of the
California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation,
and Dance (CAHPERD). It's purpose is to: Promote well developed and
Accepted Practices in health, physical education, recreation, and
dance for individuals with disabilities throughout the state of
California; Encourage the promotion and development of quality
physical education programs for individuals with disabilities in
schools and colleges through the state of California with the
Adapted Physical Education Guidelines in California Schools;
Encourage the promotion and development of quality professional
preparation programs of adapted physical education in higher
education; Promote the National Adapted Physical Education
Conference (NAPEC) (the Registration Form is available online now
and the annual state CAHPERD conference.
|Study Stack: Find
flashcards to study or create your own flashcards! Study flashcards
or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman,
scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere
by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on
your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
|The National Archives' Digital
Classroom offers a multitude of resources for the use of
primary sources in the classroom. With access to copies of primary
documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United
States, teachers can develop their own activities and lesson plans
that make historical periods come alive for their students or
choose from dozens of resources that have already been developed
and are featured here.
recreation is the provision of Treatment Services and the
provision of Recreation Services to persons with illnesses or
disabling conditions. The primary purposes of Treatment Services
which are often referred to as Recreational Therapy, are to
restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning
and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of
illness or disability. The primary purposes of Recreational
Services are to provide recreation resources and opportunities in
order to improve health and well-being.
|Thinkfinity is the
place for you. This site offers thousands of lesson plans and
interactives that align to both state and national standards. They
have a consortium that includes partners National Geographic
Xpeditions, Smithsonian's History Explorer, Arts Edge and other
leaders in the education field.
|Topmarks: A variety
of topics - all interactive
||USABA is a
Colorado-based 501(c) (3) organization that provides life-enriching
sports opportunities for every individual with a visual
impairment. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USABA
provides athletic opportunities in various sports including, but
not limited to track and field, nordic and alpine skiing, biathlon,
judo, wrestling, swimming, tandem cycling, powerlifting and
goalball (a team sport for the blind and visually impaired).
||The mission of Wheelchair and
Ambulatory Sports, USA is to provide multi-sport and
recreation opportunities for people with physical and visual
disabilities by facilitating, advocating, and developing a national
community-based outreach program, providing resources and
education, conducting regional and national competitions, and
providing access to international competitions.
||Yoga for the
LLC is a comprehensive program of Yoga techniques
designed to enhance the natural development of children with
special needs. Our style of Yoga is gentle and therapeutic - safe
for babies and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy,
Microcephaly, Autism and other developmental
disabilities. These methods also provide an effective treatment for
children diagnosed with Attention Deficit
Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities.