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Disabled Athlete Sports Association

Disabled Athlete Sports Association

NASC 2019 Sports Sessions

Learn to Swim and Swim Development Strategies and Adaptations for Individuals with Disabilities
Session will include classroom time as well as hands on pool sessions. Participants will be given examples of how to adapt to certain populations.
Presented by: Emily Mallard (AQUATIC COORDINATOR, LAKESHORE)

Power Wheelchair Soccer
An introduction to power wheelchair soccer which will include information regarding eligible disabilities and classifications, basic rules, differences in divisions, and skills and drills.

Adaptive Yoga

Welcome to Adaptive Yoga! During this session you will be provided with a General Yoga overview, Yoga poses to practice as foundation, information about Mindfulness and Meditation. The instructors will then go into depth about practice Yoga with different populations, including Down syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Developmental delay, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury and Spina Bifida. Chair Yoga adapted poses will be taught.
Presented by: Chelsea James, MSOT (ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT); Terri O'Leary, NBCT (Physical Educator, PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT)

Wheelchair Basketball
An introduction to wheelchair basketball which will include information regarding eligible disabilities and classifications, basic rules, differences in divisions, and skills and drills.
Presented by: Jourdan Thunberg, CTRS (PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GLASA); Tom Daily (PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GLASA); Abby Ferreira


Defining Measurable Impact: Tracking Programs for Efficacy and Funding Needs
Learn how to design and implement an outcomes tracking program that will collect quantitative data and demonstrate effectiveness to external funding sources.
Presented by: Diana Helt (Grants and Program Evaluation Director, GLASA)

Physiological Effects of Sport and Activity for Individuals with Neuromuscular Disorders
The purpose of this session is to discuss the short-term and long-term benefits of adaptive sport and activity for persons with muscular dystrophy (including SMA), multiple sclerosis, and ALS. The session will include the effects of each condition on function and the effects of exercise on the condition.
Presented by: J.P. Barfield (Professor of Exercise Science, Emory & Henry College)

Maximizing Inclusion Through Physical and Programmatic Accessibility
In this session presenters will share their knowledge and expertise on creating inclusive environments for people with disabilities.  Attendees will gain understanding of basic accessibility standards for facilities and how to ensure their policies and practices are accessible for people with disabilities.  Presenters will utilize PowerPoint slides to guide the presentation, allow ample time for discussion and questions, and give attendees an opportunity to gain hands on experience surveying for accessibility.
Presented by: Kim Lackey (Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Paraquad)

Classification for All
Classification is a process of categorizing athletes according to their abilities in adaptive sports.  Without it, there would be no fairness of competition.  This session will attempt to simplify the classification procedures and summarize the classes in the different Paralympic sports.
Presented by: Pam Carey, MA Ed (GUMBO Director, State of Louisiana)

Therapist Guide for Evaluation & Fitting of Adaptive Sports Equipment
This session will focus on considerations for assessment, fitting, positioning and training related to adaptive sports chairs and handcycles. Topics will include how to assess and fit athletes for sports wheelchairs, handcycles and how to train athletes to use specialized adaptive sports equipment. Case studies will be described to highlight the considerations discussed.
Presented by: Kerri Morgan, PhD OTR/L ATP (Washington University in St. Louis Program in Occupational Therapy); Sue Tucker, OTD OTR/L ATP (Washington University in St. Louis Program in Occupational Therapy)

The Mess of Stress

This impactful workshop provides information on how stress is wreaking havoc on your overall health, family, job, energy levels, and attitude. You'll learn the difference between acute and chronic stress, how stress affects your food choices and cravings, and most importantly, 7 very practical and easy ways to decrease and manage your stress level.
Presented by: Kelli Kisse (Health & Life Coach, Rise Up and Live Wellness)

Equipment Inventory Software
Fitness Approach for People with Parkinson's
Working with Clients with Mental Health Disorders & PTSD


Disabled Athlete Sports Association
1236 Jungermann Rd., Suite A
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

Phone: 636-477-0716
Email: [email protected]

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