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July 24th: Celebrate the ADA Anniversary and Disability Sports with Secretary Duncan

On Friday, July 24, 2015, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will bring together policy and program leaders, community organizations, and youth to examine current implications of the ADA’s implementation and cross-cutting issues with other federal civil rights laws, and plant the seeds for the next 25 years of achieving new milestones to advance civil rights for people with all types of disabilities.

National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day! Explore ways that you can engage with the walking movement.

ESEA Reauthorization Bill Moving Fast- Need to Hear from More Parents

The reauthorization of ESEA is happening fast – purposely fast so that we don’t have time to oppose! Senator Alexander’s version could be very harmful to the future of children with disabilities. Your senators need to hear from you now about the issues above and that you OPPOSE the bill as it is currently written.

Game On! WSF Leaders Gather on Capitol Hill to Highlight the Importance of Concussion Safety in Schools in Support of The 29th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2015 – To celebrate the 29th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), leaders from the Women's Sports Foundation will gather in Washington, D.C. to recognize the advancement of girls’ and women’s sports and to discuss how to reduce the numbers of concussions in sports. Game On!, this year’s theme, will focus on what schools can do to protect all student-athletes.

Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game

Over the past two years, Project Play has convened more than 250 thought leaders in a series of roundtables, identifying strategies that can address barriers limiting access to early sport activity that fosters the development of healthy children and communities.

ECAC Board of Directors Cast Historic Vote to Add Varsity Sports Opportunities for Student-Athletes with Disabilities in ECAC Leagues and Championships

On January 15, 2015, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Board of Directors adopted an inclusive sport strategy that will provide new intercollegiate athletic opportunities for student-athletes with a variety of disabilities attending ECAC member colleges and universities in Division I, II and III.

Superhighway or roadblock: Outlook for New Congress, Physical Activity, Policy and Advocacy

Major changes swept through Congress as a result of last November’s election. New faces and leadership have now been sworn in, and Congress is back in session. What are the implications for the future of advocating for physical activity and its co-benefits?

NO ARMS, NO LEGS, NO PROBLEM

If you spend more than a few minutes with Bob Lujano you immediately realize that he is a typical man. You will also realize why he was named one of the 20 Most Beautiful People in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine in 2013. Bob lives a completely independent lifestyle that includes a demanding career, participating in sports activities in addition to volunteering at his church and being an advocate in the area of adaptive and competitive wheelchair sports. He also serves as President of the USQRA, the United States Quad Rugby Association and is a motivational speaker.

President's Council is Now Accepting Award Nominations

Help contribute nominations from the disability community! Do you know anyone who is leading the charge in promoting fitness, sports or nutrition? If so, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) is pleased to announce that nominations for the PCFSN Community Leadership Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards are now being accepted.

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