|Scooped by Angus Lawson|
The National Centre on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability's website is an incredible source of information for people with disabilities and for teachers of students with disabilities. It has information packs on all types of disabilities, designed to help the parents, teachers and those diagnosed better understand their condition. Then there is a whole range of regular articles, newsletters and youtube episodes that focus on healthy eating, physical exercises and much more. There are lists of possible exercises and inclusive games for people with any type of disability. The website has an extremly positive and uplifting vibe about it, its very much in the same vein as the idea of the Paralympics. That being that despite what people think people with disabilities can still achieve amazing feats in sport. What prevents many disabled people from doing so is a lack of education. A lack of education of parents to their child's possibilities not restrictions. A lack of education of teachers on how including and accomodating students with disabilities is not that hard. And most importantly educating those with disabilities themselves that in this modern era they really can achieve whatever they want to if they have the determination. Its quiet inspiring stuff and just by watching videos that are not even on inclusive lessons I feel inspired to create PE lessons that can accomodate students with disabilities in a rich and meaningful way. Not just a tolken inclusion in a game of tip, but instead activities that really do improve their skill set and boost their sporting confidence.