Friday, February 20, 2015

The Adaptive Experience

By: Anna Tuckett

When it comes to adapting recreation for people with disabilities, the sky is truly the limit. To show this is true, Provo Parks and Recreation is having an adaptive fair next week.

On the 27th of this month, UATP/CReATE will be participating in The Adaptive Experience in Provo.

This year we will have an interactive booth where people can learn more about our services. It will also be a great resource for learning ways to adapt recreation for people with disabilities.

The event will be held at the Provo Recreation Center, and in addition to our booth, there will be plenty of fun activities to participate in.

Below is a list of some of the fun things you can get involved in at the event:

-Painting community collages with a paintbrush in your mouth
-Practicing basketball drills in highly adjustable sport wheelchairs
-Testing out adaptive equipment that lets you walk, cycle, and ski without legs
-Play a game of Goal Ball (soccer for people with visual impairments) with the BYU women's soccer team
-Participate in fitness demonstrations including Tai Chi, yoga, and tumbling tots
-Educational workshops that aim to teach parents and community members about working with mild to severe disabilities
-Live entertainment, food, giveaways and crafts

Come check it out and let us know what your favorite activity was on Twitter. Just follow us and include our handle, @utahATprogram, in your tweet.

Friday Feb. 27 6-10 p.m. Engage your sense! Wheelchair basketball, educational workshops, adaptive fitness demos, Kids' focus retention, and much more... Provo Recreation Center 320 W 500 N

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