Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19

Six weeks after shutting down the state of Georgia, we are officially work-at-home, distance learning, remote student teachers and expert indoor activity enthusiasts. We’ve ordered all things online – from groceries to furniture and everything in between. After the children are safely in bed, we wear masks to pick up our mail (with gloves on)Continue reading “Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19”

Experiencing Different Wheelchair Sports

By Yvette Pegues Summer is a great time for children to participate in a wide variety of specialized activities. It’s also a great time for summer camps where they often enjoy outdoor activities, learn social/academic skills and develop lifetime relationships. I never went to camp as a child so when I was encouraged to attendContinue reading “Experiencing Different Wheelchair Sports”

Para-Pickleball for Beginners

On the surface, pickleball looks much like tennis or ping-pong. This sport, classified as a paddleball sport, is a jack of all trades, combining elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. Two to four players are required for a game of pickleball. The basic gameplay involves hitting a ball much like a wiffle ball, over aContinue reading “Para-Pickleball for Beginners”

Adaptive Water Skiing for Wheelchair Users

If you’re looking for a fun way to cool off during the summer, water skiing is an excellent option for the adventurous. You can feel the breeze on your face as you glide through the water. It is also a great form of exercise! Water skiing has been adapted so that adventurers of all abilitiesContinue reading “Adaptive Water Skiing for Wheelchair Users”

Adaptive Speed Sailing for Wheelchair Users

Speed sailing has been adapted so that people of all abilities who love to feel the wind in their face and feel the adrenaline rush of making quick decisions can participate and compete. Speed sailing is a sport where the athlete sails as fast as possible, only using the wind to propel the vessel, overContinue reading “Adaptive Speed Sailing for Wheelchair Users”

Adaptive Softball for Wheelchair Users

Softball is a fun, team-building sport that was adapted in 1975 so that wheelchair users and other people of varying physical disabilities can participate. One year later, the National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA), the governing body for wheelchair softball in the United states, was founded. The sport was founded in the Midwest in Sioux Falls,Continue reading “Adaptive Softball for Wheelchair Users”

What to Do While Social Distancing

What is social distancing? You may have had a vacation, birthday party or a family reunion planned that had to be canceled recently. There is currently a widespread pandemic of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.. Many individuals are practicing social distancing during this time to help prevent the spread of this virus to lovedContinue reading “What to Do While Social Distancing”

A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Motocross

In wheelchair motocross, also known as WCMX, athletes use a wheelchair to perform tricks and stunts on skate park ramps that are adapted from skateboarding and BMX. This adrenaline-pumping sport is perfect for people who love adventure and are athletic. Each trick requires a lot of strength and stamina. The sport has picked up inContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Motocross”

MLK Day and Disability Rights

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ADA (Americans’ with Disabilities Act), I look forward to building upon disability experiences alongside those who made a significant impact on the freedoms we exercise today. Many don’t relate disability rights with how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s promotion of civil rights issues gained national attention towardsContinue reading “MLK Day and Disability Rights”

Winter Sports for Wheelchair Users

Are you looking for fun ways to keep in shape during the winter? Or maybe you want to try new activities to beat the winter blues? You don’t have to limit yourself to traditional wheelchair exercises nor to being indoors for several months. There are different winter sports, both indoor and outdoor, that have beenContinue reading “Winter Sports for Wheelchair Users”