2nd Annual Angel City Games To Feature Athletes With Physical Disabilities

The 2nd Annual Angel City Games, a multi-sport competition for people with physical disabilities, will be held July 7-10, 2016 at UCLA’s Drake Stadium and will feature adaptive sports clinics and competitions for children, adults, veterans, and active-duty military personnel with physical disabilities. Participants will include elite-level as well as recreational and first-time athletes of all ages and ability levels. The events are open to individuals with any physical difference or mobility impairment, including amputation, […]

Every Kid’s Yoga

BY SARAH ROTH A yoga instructor based in New York City has developed a school of inclusive yoga to provide group instruction in yoga and mindfulness for kids with a range of developmental abilities. Inhale, arms overhead. Exhale, forward fold. For many years, yoga has allowed practitioners around the world to improve breathing control, decrease physical tension, and discover the boundaries of the body. The practice of yoga can foster a sense of physical, emotional […]

Social Security Webinar on Employment Support for Young Adults with Disabilities

Social Security Webinar on Employment Support for Young Adults with Disabilities — June 22 Posted on June 7, 2016 The National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar “Free Employment Support for Young Adults with a Disability” will be held June 22, 2016 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. If you receive Social Security disability benefits and want to work, Ticket to Work can help. The webinar will discuss moving from school to the workforce and how the Youth Transitions Collaborative can help. Register […]

Chicago White Sox Take Disability Awareness Night Concept to a New Level

The sights and sounds of a Major League Baseball game are something most of us have come to expect as part of the over-all ball park experience. But for children with disabilities, especially those living with autism and intellectual disabilities, all that can be too much to handle. Now Major League Baseball teams are trying to make sure those youngsters and their families can come out and enjoy a game. In a couple of weeks […]

The Importance of Developing Emotional Intelligence through Education

BY ROSIE LINDER While classroom education continues to focus on academics, there is little-to-no emphasis on healthy emotional development in an era where we need it more than ever before. In fact, the State of the Heart 2016 study found that emotional intelligence continues to decline globally. What’s more, since 2014, there has been a decline in maintaining emotional balance (-3.3 percent), self-motivation (-2.9 percent), and connecting compassionately with others (-2.4 percent). The numbers don’t […]