5 Reasons Yoga Should Be an Every Day Thing

Yoga is traditionally a Hindu spiritual discipline that includes breath control, meditation, and specific bodily postures. However, yoga has been adopted for health and relaxation by people in many cultures. The benefits of this practice are plentiful, including increased flexibility, muscle tone, and strength; weight loss; improved cardio health; and higher energy. Yoga has obvious health benefits when practiced regularly, but here’s five benefits you may not have considered for you (the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver of a child with a disability) and your child. 1. It helps you calm down According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, doing just 20

5 Books That Will Teach Your Child to be Kinder and More Inclusive

All of us at Hand-in-Hand strive for inclusion. We have programs which are attended by participants of all abilities, as well as staff and volunteers of all abilities, and we plan activities that can be adapted to everyone’s ability levels throughout the QC community. It’s important to us that people realize we all have strengths and weaknesses, and it’s okay that everyone doesn’t look and act exactly the same. We make our community a more vibrant place by bringing to the table our unique personalities, and we all play important roles that fit our strengths. Reading is an easy way to teach children about inclusion because many books contain good messages for children intertwined with an ente

27 Years Later: Where Are We Now?

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 27 years ago, and since then many people living with disabilities have seen improvements in their overall quality of life. However, one area that is lagging behind severely is employment. For example, around 22.8 million individuals with disabilities who are 16 years and older are not working, even though most would like to be. Talent shortage is often a concern for businesses, and individuals with disabilities remain a largely untapped talent source (Heasley, 2014).[1] October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and we need this month because people with disabilities still experience exclusion from employment oppo

Adaptive Activities and Programs in the QC

In a world that's designed for individuals who don't have disabilities, it can feel pretty frustrating when you're searching for adaptive and inclusive activities and programs. Luckily, the Quad Cities has a wealth of organizations that offer fun programs for individuals of all abilities, and we've put together a short list of activities that you can take part in. Do you participate in a program that's not on the list? Comment below with the name of the program or activity and how people can get involved! -Various Programs at Hand-in-Hand in Bettendorf Hand-in-Hand offers recurring adaptive/inclusive programs such as Zumba, cooking and nutrition classes, movie nights, and art classes taught

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