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Resources – Physical Activity – Disability Services Providers

This is a free personalized web-based physical activity and nutrition program for people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions, and physical disabilities. The goal of the program is to help all individuals get moving and make healthy nutrition choices. Individuals can sign up for free and have personalized weekly exercise and nutrition tips available to them including recipes, motivational resources, tools to help track activity and nutrition, and opportunities to connect with others. The program can also be used by organizations wishing to conduct it within their organization or community for a group of individuals.
This resource provides information and a virtual photo tour of gardens using four major components of barrier-free gardens for home or community use: paving, containers, raised beds, and vertical gardens.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
The Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) certification is a collaboration between the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. It prepares trainers to work with people who have health risks and/or physical limitations and create adapted programming that promotes safe, effective training, and empower all individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Commit to Inclusion is a global campaign to end the exclusion of people with disabilities from physical activity and other associated areas by encouraging guidelines and programming that empower people with disabilities to lead healthy, active lives. Their website has resources to make organiztions more inclusive in the areas of communication, physical activity, healthy eating, and nutrition.
This guide discusses safety, stability, adaptive equipment, accessibility, exercise precautions, and a full overview of the components of fitness including cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility.
This guide helps physical education teachers create classes for all students. It includes assessment tools, games, inclusion strategies, clarity of laws, and information on specific disabilities.
This online resource helps parents understand and aid in planning for their child's leisure-related skills that will allow him or her to be successful at home, school, and community settings.
The Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) program is designed to assist in improving fitness and overall wellbeing of the Special Olympics community, including athletes, coaches, family members, and staff. The program is flexible and can be tailored to individual or team goals and interests.
Guidelines for government agencies and community organizations to develop community health promotion strategies that are based on national recommendations and effectively include people with disabilities.