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  • Seeking Physical Activity Facilitators

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Do you work with individuals with disabilities? Are you interested in helping them be more physically active? If so, we want you as a Facilitator! The CED has partnered with the WVU School of Public Health to adapt their Physical Activity Toolkit to better serve individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this booklet is to provide activities that can be implemented in most settings (school, community, home) by any adult (parent, teacher, coach, neighbor) to increase children and adults with disabilities physical activity. For each activity in this booklet, we have provided ways to tailor these activities for all abilities (including those with disabilities). Activities can be modified for individual, small, or large groups. Each facilitator will be given a tool kit in a duffle bag with materials for up to 10 participants. These tool kits include:

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  • WVU in the News: Dream Catchers offers kids music therapy through theatre

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Dream Catchers is a music therapy program that brings together children from ages 5-18 who do, and don’t, have some form of disability. Registration is still open and parents can sign their child up for the spring semester, which will last about 14 weeks and meet weekly.

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  • Kids Music Therapy and Musical Theatre Spring Registration Open

    Friday, January 3, 2020

    DreamCatchers is a music therapy and musical theatre program for children of all abilities. The program provides children and teens ages 5-18 the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular musical theatre experience in an exciting, safe, and supportive environment for self-expression at low cost to families. Classes will be held once a week for over the course of the semester at the Museum Education Center on WVU’s Evansdale Campus. The group will learn and practice for musical performances at the end of the semester. Kids will sing and dance, while learning new skills and building lasting friendships. Participation in DreamCatchers will allow all students to use the life skills that are inherent to music and theatre production that help foster and maintain social cohesion, interaction, and understanding amongst families and children with and without disabilities. DreamCatchers is a collaboration between West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities, College of Creative Arts, and the School of Medicine's Department of Occupational Therapy.  Staff includes Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and WVU students of a variety of disciplines.

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  • November CED Ability Grand Rounds Webinar

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Grand Rounds are an important teaching tool that help our teams and other disability service providers keep up to date in evolving areas that may be directly related, or associated with our core practice. The CED hosts a variety of state and national experts to share information and provide opportunities for discussion.

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