Health Promotion

Proper Hand Washing Techniques

Source: Proper Hand Washing Techniques With the outbreak of the coronavirus, Special Olympics wants you to stay safe. Washing your hands properly is just one way to help do that. In the Expert Tip video series, Special Olympics athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics. For Global Handwashing Day, October 15, Nyasha Derere, a Health …

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Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know

With the help of Special Olympics athletes and Program staff, we have developed a 30 minute eLearning course for our Special Olympics community about coronavirus COVID-19. This course is designed to cover some basic information: what is the coronavirus, what are the symptoms, how does it spread, and how you can protect yourself. We encourage …

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COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Plain Language Booklets on COVID-19 created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates Source: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities – Green Mountain Support Services Thank you to Green Mountain Self-Advocates for creating this booklet about COVID-19. It was created by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. Thank you also to the California DD Council for translating it into Spanish.

Universal Design – 7 Principles of UD Video Series

This video series explores the 7 Principles of Universal Design and how they can be applied to products, interfaces and spaces. The series will cover each principle individually and offer examples to those wishing to learn more about the UD Principles. The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities and the Disability …

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Age-Friendly Public Health

Source: Age-Friendly Public Health – Trust for America’s Health TFAH is partnering with the Florida Department of Health to implement a public health framework to improve the health and well-being of older adults. There is growing momentum for public health to contribute to programs, policies, and innovative interventions to promote health and well-being for people …

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Newly Approved Evidence-Based Programs to Help Expand Your Programming and Reach | NCOA

Thinking about expanding your evidence-based program offerings? This webinar will provide an overview of the four programs that were recently approved for the Older Americans Act Title III-D evidence-based program pre-approved list. Source: Newly Approved Evidence-Based Programs to Help Expand Your Programming and Reach | NCOA Join us to learn about how these programs could …

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A school-based mentoring program developing healthy behaviors of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A pilot feasibility study

Studies have reported that adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher prevalence of obesity due to medication in… Source: ScienceDirect Abstract Background Studies have reported that adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a higher prevalence of obesity due to medication intake, poor diet, and physical inactivity. More importantly, they lack …

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Feedback and Strategies From People With Intellectual Disability Completing a Personalized Online Weight Loss Intervention: A Qualitative Analysis

Article Citation: Nichole Guerra, William H. Neumeier, Lauren Breslin, Betty Geer, Mohanraj Thirumalai, David A. Ervin, and James H. Rimmer (2019) Feedback and Strategies From People With Intellectual Disability Completing a Personalized Online Weight Loss Intervention: A Qualitative Analysis. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: December 2019, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 527-544. https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-57.6.527 Source: Intellectual and …

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What are the perspectives of adolescents with Down syndrome about their quality of life? A scoping review

Source: British Journal of Learning Disabilities-Wiley Online Library This study looked for information about the quality of life of adolescents with Down syndrome. We found two studies about quality of life that included the voice of the adolescent with Down syndrome. Most of the research includes parents’ voices. Parents’ views are important, but we need …

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Widow with Down syndrome shows the power of love after husband’s death

Kris and Paul met in 1993 and eventually became one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married Source: Widow with Down syndrome shows the power of love after husband’s death – CBS News Deep in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, family and friends gathered to help 59-year-old Kris Scharoun-DeForge pay …

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