National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) latest quarterly digest has been published and can be found from the following link. The letter from the editor is at the end of this post with details of subscribing.

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Quarterly Digest
Letter from the Editor
By: Alex X. Martínez
Welcome to the first edition of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)’s Quarterly Digest, our new quarterly supplement designed especially for educators who are seeking for information to make their classes inclusive for students with disabilities. Physical education settings are recognized as the best environment to help students engage in physical activity. It has been documented that physical activity has a profound positive impact on health outcomes. Physical activity plays a vital role in student’s physical, emotional, and social development. As teachers, we strive to provide our students with lifelong experiences so they can live a healthy life. Despite the documented benefits of physical activity on health, students with disabilities face many barriers that exclude them from full participation in physical activity through physical education, recess, sports, and exercise.

We want to help PE teachers, recreation specialists, and coaches make their classes inclusive and fun for ALL students. The Quarterly Digest is a new hub of information where you can find material related to best PE practices, adapted equipment, sports, technology, assessment, classroom behavioral management, and many more. I hope you enjoy this first issue and do let us know if there are any topics or ideas you’d like to see covered in the future. Please share our newsletter with other teachers and colleagues so we can promote equal opportunities for all youth with disability.

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