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Benefits of Bike Riding for Children with Special Needs

Learning to whistle, tying shoelaces, or turning a somersault are all childhood milestones every boy or girl wants to grasp because everyone else can do it. Learning to bike ride is one such rite of passage, but for those with special needs—each of which has a unique set of challenges to overcome like limited mobility, sensory difficulties, or communication/social deficiencies—the opportunity may not always present itself. A study conducted by the University of Michigan reported…

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BUILDING A HEALTHY & HAPPY LIFESTYLE

Sports and recreation for children and adults with special needs. Author: Michael Furino - Be The Best Sport Executive Director Studies have shown that children and adults with special needs face the same obesity risks as other peers, but have a larger set of factors that affect and may limit them. As a result, the types of foods they eat or activities they participate in may have a direct correlation. Some of these factors include:…

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Women’s Running Magazine Raises Awareness!

Kiley Lyall, 24 will be the first women ever with Autism to be featured on a national fitness magazine cover! Kiley is a marathon runner that won the people's choice vote to be featured on the magazine cover, which will be on stands December 22nd. Kiley found her passion for running while running the last portion of the relay race at the Special Olympics when she was 8 years old. She helped her team win…

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Inspiring Football Player With Autism Finalist To Attend Super Bowl 50

Shariff Williams as his parents describe him is a miracle. At 9 years old, he as proved that he is stronger than ever. Shariff's story was highlights by TODAY's "Together We Make Football" series. Doctors told Shariff's parents that he would never be able to walk or talk due to his Autism and Tourette's Syndrome diagnosis. However, today with the love and support of his family, friends and the Panhandle Youth Football league, Shariff joins…

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Munsey Park Women’s Club Supports Be The Best Sport

Submitted by Munsey Park Women's Club Manhasset Press November 18 - 24, 2015   Every year the Munsey Park Women's Club (MPWC) reaches out to the community to search for philanthropic opportunities. They ask residents of Manhasset to apply for a grant that will help support a cause that benefits the residents of Munsey Park and/or Manhasset. The grants are then reviewed and one or two are chosen by the MPWC board. Valerie Siener, the cochair…

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