Accessibility for Persons with a Disability

These resources relate to various aspects of providing accessibility for the disabled.

Adaptive Physical Activity for Students with Cerebral Palsy

Because Cerebral Palsy effects movement, adaptations are needed in physical education classes in order to ensure enjoyment and success for...

10 Ways to Help Reduce Hyperactivity in Children with ADHD

Not all children with ADHD have hyperactivity, but for those that do, sitting still is an almost impossible feat. But for children...

A Professionals Guide to: Assisting Families in Creating Play Environments for Children with Disabilities

Co-authors: Shell Lane, Amy Goetz This play guidebook is part of the Let's Play! Project conducted from 1995-2000. The Let's Play! Project...

Accommodating Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities for Children with Hearing Loss

This article outlines specific accommodations that can be made for different sports so that children with hearing loss can participate....

Active Kids of All Abilities

An inclusive active environment is one that provides the opportunity for active kids of all abilities and interests to participate in a...

Activities for Children with Cerebral Palsy

It is very important that children with Cerebral Palsy are encouraged to participate in regular physiotherapy, exercises, games and...

Activities for the Development of Visual Skills

Children develop most of the visual skills necessary for play, future recreation and athletics before the age of four. Many visually...

Adapting Activities and Materials for Young Children with Disabilities

The ideas in this handout are provided as examples of only some of the potential adaptations that can be made to common materials and...

Adapting and Modifying Toys for Children with Special Needs

Paper presented at the National Association for the 2003 Education of Young Children Annual Conference. This paper provides guidance in...

Adapting Games, Sports, and Recreation for Children and Adults who are Deaf-Blind

With the loss of sight and hearing, an individual's sensory input and experiences are reduced and overall development may be delayed. As a...

Adapting Learning Centers for All Children: A Focus on Outdoor Play

This article examines how can you make sure the outdoor play area is a safe, exciting, and challenging space for everyone.

Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

This paper looks at how Bowling, Fishing, Swimming, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Climbing, Boccia and Skiing can be adapted to those who have a...

Art for Children and Adults with Disabilities

The site provides ideas for creative activities for children with disabilities as well as suggestions on how to incorporate recreational...

Assistance Programs - Waterloo, ON

Waterloo's Assistance program provides support for permanent residents with low income living, as well as for people with a disability....

Ball Games for Disabled Children

Ball games for disabled children not only help to improve overall strength and agility, but also enhance hand-eye coordination and gross...

Bowling for Children with Disabilities

Bowling is a very popular recreational and competitive activity enjoyed by individuals of all abilities. It is an indoor activity with...

Cerebral Palsy: Fact Sheet

This sheet explains Cerebral Palsy, and provides tips and strategies for the teacher/caretaker in caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy,...

Children with Special Needs: ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Communication Disorders, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

The documents on this site describes the special need and provide tips for teachers/childcare providers on how to include children the...

City of London Facilities Accessibility Design Standards (FADS)

The Facility Accessibility Design Standards (FADS) is a technical design document used by City of London staff to enhance...

City of Ottawa Equity and Inclusion Lens: A User's Guide

This is a tool that was developed in 2009, in partnership with City for all Women Initiative and the generous contribution of the community...

Collaboration is the Key to Inclusive and Adapted Programming: Why Community Programming Needs to be Inclusive AND Exclusive

Co-Presenters: Brandi Heather (Red Deer College), Rob Meckling (City of Red Deer) and Robyn Bagley (Athletic Therapist) Sport...

Creating Accessible Play Spaces: A Toolkit for School-Based Groups

This toolkit aims to raise awareness throughout the school community of the value and practicality of incorporating accessible design and...

Deaf Sports Australia: Fact Sheets

These fact sheets provide information about deaf sport and list a number of simple tips to remember and steps you can take to help make...

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Disabilities: General Adaptation Suggestions

This webpage provides teachers and educators with general adaptation ideas for various sports concerning equipment, rules, prompts and cues...

FMS Active Start and FUNdamentals for Children with a Physical Disability

Active Start and FUNdamentals for Children with a Physical Disability resource is designed for teachers and coaches of youth who have a...

FMS Active Start and FUNdamentals For Children with Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities

This handbook (available for purchase) includes theory, tips and activities to assist in teaching motor skills with specific adaptations...

Get going - Active Ideas for Disabled Kids

For kids to lead a healthy lifestyle they need to move about as much as they can. They need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day...

Helping Canadians with Disability/Chronic Disease Get Physically Active: Tip Sheets for Intermediaries

For Canadians with a disability, regular physical activity may be even more important than it is for the rest of the population. For a...

How I Play: A Planning Guide for All Abilities

How iPlay was developed in partnership with AbilityPath.org and Nickelodeon to illustrate the power of play for ALL children. This playbook...

Inclusive Recreation Policy - Municipality of the District Shelburne NS

This policy outlines the rationale, scope, and vision, as well as five goals and associated action plans for each goal, and more.

Inclusive Trail Design

Based on the resource from the Trails of All Ontarians Collaborative, called Ontario's Best Trails, this presentation provides an overview...

Is Your Recreation Facility/Site open to all?

53-page document. Table of Contents as follows: Universal Design and Recreation Facilities/Sites Sample Accessibility Assessment...

Making the Most of Creativity in Activities for Young Children with Disabilities

Creativity is the ability to invent or make somehting new, using one's own skills without the specific use of patterns or models. Creative...

Parent Toolkit: Tips for Introducing Exercise [for children with disabilities]

Six tips for introducing execise for children with disabilities.

Physical Fitness for Children with Special Needs

This resource provides an explanation of various games best suited for children who may have cognitive or physical limitations caused...

Planning Accessible Events / Guide to Accessible Festivals & Outdoor Events

These two resources both provide material to help you, your staff and/or your members better understand their obligations under the...

Policy and Guidelines on Disability and the Duty to Accommodate

These Guidelines contain the Commission’s policy position on disability, accommodation, and undue hardship, as well as practical guidance...

Principles for Adapting Activities in Recreation Programs and Settings

People with disabilities benefit greatly when they participate in community recreation programs and settings. Like their peers without...

Resources for Children with Special Needs

The Site has many different resources such as games, songs and activities for children with special needs  for recreation...

Resources for Special Needs Children - from SpecialNeeds.com

This website has many articles for parents and professionals working with children with special needs such as sensory processing disorder,...

Specific Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with various special needs

This site provides tips for working with children with the following special needs: hearing disabilities, learning disabilities, physical...

Sport and Recreation: Access for All / Design for Everyone Guide (includes video)

This is a guide to the design of accessible indoor and outdoor recreation and sporting facilities. It is a practical resource containing...

Summer Activities for Aspergers Children

Many Asperger's kids have extreme difficulties with transitions. This can be a simple transition, such as moving from one activity to...

Teaching Deaf Blind Children to Enjoy Dance

Deaf blind children can be taught to enjoy dance and movement. They do, however, require long and careful preparation to reach this point....

The Effect of Disabilities on Play Skills

The information in this article was presented at a developmental conference by Mary Owen Ed. Specialist in Santa Barbara in 1998. It looks...

The Inclusion Club: YouTube Channel

These videos provide education and training on disability sport, adapted physical activity, physical recreation and activity for people...

Top Ten Summer Activities for Kids with Special Needs

Ten summer activities to do with a child with a disability that don’t require weeks of planning, a small loan or traveling.

Town of Halton Hills Recreation and Parks Inclusion Policy Framework Document

This framework defines inclusion as "...the right to access, use and enjoy all of the recreation facilities, programs and services in a...

Toys and Play for Children with Visual Impairments or Blindness

This article is for parents and teachers with children with visual impairments or blindness on how to select playthings, adapt them when...

YDRS: Recreation for Everybody

While the benefits of physical activity are numerous, the knowledge of how to provide opportunities for all children to experience the joy...
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