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Recruiting Help to Attain Personal Goals

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
At one time or another, people with physical disabilities may require the assistance of others in the community. Here, they engage in one-on-one role-playing sessions to practice recruiting assistance in the community. They practice...
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Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

For Teachers K - 12th
Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood

For Teachers K - 12th
Create a safe and respectful school environment with the help of this special education teaching guide. Offering dozens of instructional ideas and activities for raising awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities, this is a...
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How To: Drive with a Physical Disability

For Students 9th - 12th
If you have learners who are interested in adapted driving or wanting more information on the type of accommodations they will need, this is definitely a great place to start. Mary Allison discusses different types of hand controls, tips...
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Career Connections | Developmental Disabilities Worker

For Students 6th - 12th
A short video details what it takes to become a developmental disabilities worker. The host explains her day-to-day, what degree she holds, how it helps her perform her duties, and the importance of communication and technological skills.
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Top 8 Exercises for Autism Fitness

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Create an inclusive physical education program with help from eight exercises designed to met of the needs of children with autism. Activities include ball work, hurdles, bear crawls, resistance bands, star jumps, and the Scramble. 
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How To: Talk To Your Doctor

For Students 3rd - 12th
Here is another great how-to video offered by Mary Allison Cook for those who require use of a wheelchair. Cook offers tricks she has learned over the years to create a positive doctor's visit. 
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Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop

For Teachers 1st - 8th
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
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How To: Choose a Wheelchair

For Students 3rd - 12th
If you have a student who must use a wheelchair throughout the school day, you may want to offer this video as a resource for both their enrichment as well as a means of support. Mary Allison Cook, a young 27-year old woman who has used...
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Modified Disc Golf

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Here is a great set of adaptations and modifications that will make your next game of disc golf accessible to all your pupils. Listed are several variations and ways you can modify the game for your learners with physical or visual...
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Capture the Treasure

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Did you ever play capture the flag? I did, and it was so much fun! Your learners with special needs, physical handicaps, or visual impairments can play a classic and highly engaging game with a few minor adaptations. The best part is,...
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How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Using a Wheelchair): Part Three

For Students 3rd - 12th
Students with physical limitations who require wheelchairs can use this video to learn how to maneuver up and down an escalator, jump the chair laterally to get in and out of tight situations, and ask for help.
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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Mini Goalball Battleship

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Here is a game that can be played by both sighted and unsighted children. Floor mats, blindfolds, and bowling pins are used to create a real-life battleship game where each team attempts to knock down the other team's pins. 
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Locomotor and Object Control Stations

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Develop children's basic locomotor and object control skills with an invigorating Adaptive PE lesson. A series of four, timed stations engaged the class in playing a game of Twister, walking on a balance beam, throwing bean bags, and...
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Elmo's World: Horses

For Students Pre-K - K
This documentary-style clip depicts how one boy rides his horse. This boy is blind but rides his horse the same as everybody else. This is a good video to show how a person with disabilities overcomes their challenges.
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How To: Hop, Pop, and Jump (Using a Wheelchair): Part One

For Students 3rd - 12th
My disability might change the way I do things, but it never diminishes my independence. An inspirational young woman takes viewers through her tips and tricks for how to make any situation accessible while in a wheelchair.  
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How To: Transfer from Floor to Chair

For Students 3rd - 12th
Mary Allison discusses why no one should feel "wheelchair bound" in the next video of her series on maneuvering in a wheelchair. She leads viewers step by step through how to transfer from a wheelchair to the floor and back again.
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Increasing My Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After watching a PowerPoint about famous people with disabilities, class members begin a Self-Awareness research project about their own abilities and disabilities. Included in the project is information about people who have similar...
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Understanding My Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Three scripted lessons comprise a unit designed to inform special needs students about their rights and responsibilities in high school. In the first lesson class members examine the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Child Find,...
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Modified Golf

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This instructional activity provides several very good suggestions as to how you...
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Rolling Along

For Teachers 1st - 12th
I cannot stress enough how important orientation and mobility training is for learners with visual impairments. To practice maintaining their balance, as well as work on building the confidence to participate in recreational sports,...
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Improving My Communication Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The two lessons in the fifth unit in this series are designed to help students with disabilities improve their communication skills. The first lesson has class members practice strategies and skills for appropriate communication. They...

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