Now Archived: Physical Activity is for Everybody


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Monday, May 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar


A truly inclusive community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disabilities as they are to people without disabilities. The outcome of inclusive physical activity communities is a society that respects and values the rights of all.  Physical activity can provide individuals with disabilities the strength and stamina required to participate in all aspects of life actively and successfully - it also benefits all adults, whether or not they have a disability, by reducing their risk of serious chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers.

As we celebrate the one year anniversary of the CDC Vital Signs: Disability and Physical Activity - United States, 2009-2012, we will highlight initiatives for promoting inclusive community health and physical activity.  This webinar will feature how two national organizations, dedicated  to the well-being of people with disabilities have  built  upon  the Vital Signs message: Physical activity is for everybody and  encouraged people with disabilities to  be physically active.

Brought to you by the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD),the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD), and Special Olympics.


  • Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) is the host of the webinar
  • National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD)'s Amy Rauworth, Director of Policy Affairs, Lakeshore Foundation
  • and Bob Lujano, Information Specialist at NCHPAD and first ever Paralympic ambassador for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation will discuss:
    • Commit to Inclusion campaign that promotes the Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies
    • How I Walk social marketing movement to rebrand the word walking by challenging individual and societal perspectives
    • DocTalk, call to action for doctors to prescribe exercise to their patients with disability and a toolkit that supports this action
    • Inclusion in Every Play and how sports can provide an avenue for physical activity and empowerment
  • Special Olympics, Kyle Washburn, Special Olympics, Inc. Healthy Athletes Director, Kester Edwards Coordinator for Special Olympics' Health and Research initiatives as well as the Regional Growth Division and Beau Doherty, Special Olympics Connecticut CEO will discuss:
    • Special Olympics and the more than 4.4 million Special Olympics athletes - people with intellectual disabilities - who participate globally and engage in physical activity in a variety of ways
    • Several inclusive physical activity initiatives happening in the United States, including a fitness collaboration with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCSFN), and Special Olympics Unified Sports® Fitness Clubs in Connecticut 

Please Note:

  • There is NO cost to attend.
  • For disability accommodations contact email Anna Costalas or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.
  • This webinar will be archived.