Physical Disabilities

Youth Sports Heroes of the Month: Wakana Ueda, Sami Stoner, Doug Wells and Taylor Howell

Four blind youth athletes who refused to let their disability stand in the way of playing sports are this month's youth sports heroes.

Report Reveals Epidemic of Obesity Among Children With Special Needs, Outlines Solutions

Children with special needs are far more likely to be overweight or obese than their counterparts according to "Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs," the second in a series of groundbreaking reports produced by, an online resource and social community for parents and professionals serving the needs of adults and children with disabilities.

Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games: A Tale of Two Brothers

Last Friday, close to 5000 spectators were in attendance to welcome athletes from 44 countries during the Opening Ceremonies at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games. As the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) flag was raised, the Games were declared open by Canada's Governor General Michaelle Jean. The Games run from March 12 to 21st.

Youth Sports for Disabled and Special Needs Children

Chris Ackerman, Pediatric Physical Therapist, talks about finding ways to introduce a disabled or special needs child to sports.

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