Inclusive Activities to Plan This Fall

There are many fun traditions and activities associated with the fall season, from drinking the famous pumpkin spice latte to watching the homecoming game at your local school. Seasonal activities usually begin in September and run throughout October and the beginning of November. Some farms offer accessible options for their fall events. Although these optionsContinue reading “Inclusive Activities to Plan This Fall”

Grandparenting with Limited Mobility

My grandparents were in their 30s when they had my parents. My parents were also in their 30s when they had me. By the time I was old enough to walk and talk, my grandparents were already older. At the time, all my grandparents were still mobile, but as the years went on, I couldContinue reading “Grandparenting with Limited Mobility”

Back to School in COVID-19

It’s that time of year when books stores, clothing stores and shoe stores are buzzing with parents and children preparing for school. Whether returning to traditional school or a sprawling college campus, the COVID-19 culture has forever changed how we look at and shop for school. As we await inoculation, wearing masks, social distancing andContinue reading “Back to School in COVID-19”

Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, has both a rich history and special meaning. This holiday marks the anniversary of when Texas learned that President Lincoln had declared slavery illegal. It was the final state to hear the news on June 19, 1865, hence the name “Juneteenth” today.Continue reading “Juneteenth”

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”