Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities? 

IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals. 

Are you an Organization?  Go here to Join the Coalition!

Are you an Individual?  Go here to Join a workgroup!

Active vs Passive Play and Engagment for Children with Disabilities

All children need to actively engage in play and social activities to develop skills and communication. Many children with developmental delays are only physically present during these early childhood events. Physical presence isn't enough to ensure active participation and learning, and it can have a negative impact on the relationships between child and caregiver.

This presentation will explore and define active vs passive participation, especially in play and communication. 

In this session, Participants will:

  • Explore the barriers to participation.
  • Learn strategies to eliminate those barriers. 
  • Understand ways in which technology and simple adaptations can increase engagement and active participation of children through video case studies.

 These strategies can be shared with practitioners, families and educators to help increase the opportunities for a child's engagement in play and consequently build stronger relationships and child development

To check out the Project Participate website for cool adaptive play ideas click here.

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Next Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Webinar series March 18 - April 22, 2015.  Sign up at