Please join us in welcoming Invest In Access as an affiliate of AAASP, supporting efforts in the state of Michigan to advance adapted sports interscholastic athletic opportunities for students with physical disabilities in the schools. To learn more about Invest In Access, please visit: http://invest-in-access.com/ @adaptedsports @investinaccess #sportsforALL
SENATORS INTRODUCE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL TO REQUIRE ACCESS TO FITNESS FACILITIES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
Senators Tammy Duckworth, Bob Casey and Richard Blumenthal introduced the Exercise and Fitness for All Act on April 30, 2019. The Act authorizes the U.S. Access Board, a Federal agency that promotes accessibility, to issue guidelines specifying the number and types of accessible exercise equipment required in a fitness facility and requires the Department of Justice to issue regulations consistent with the Access Board guidelines.
Numerous studies demonstrate that persons with a disability suffer many medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes and circulatory problems that could be prevented or alleviated by exercise. For many persons with a disability the only way they can get exercise is by using an exercise machine. Unfortunately, fitness centers rarely provide exercise machines that are usable by persons with a disability.
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Outstanding AAASP Athletes Recognized this Spring!
Congratulations to the following athletes that were recognized by several different organizations for being outstanding student athletes in their fields!
SAM MILLIKAN – Gwinnett Heat
Congratulations to Gwinnett Heat’s Sam Millikan for being recognized at the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Outstanding Senior Athlete Banquet!
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JESSE COCHRAN – West Georgia Wolverines
Congratulations to Jesse Cochran — Jesse has been named the Most Positive Adapted Sports Athlete in South Atlanta! He is being recognized as a regional winner through Positive Athlete Georgia for the 2018-2019 school year. Jesse is a Junior at The Lighthouse School and plays for the West Georgia Wolverines. Way to go, Jesse!
DEVIN WHITE – DeKalb Silver Streaks
Congratulations to Devin White – he has been named the Positive Athlete Georgia Most Positive Athlete in Atlanta for Adapted Sports! Born 10 weeks early, Devin White has beat the odds in life. He has lead the DeKalb Silver Streaks Adapted Sports team to three state championships in basketball and football. Not bad for a kid who doctors said would never walk, talk or hear. Devin was born 10 weeks early, weighing just three pounds, three ounces. Despite all of the medical challenges Devin has faced, he has never given up and he is always encouraging others to continue to fight.
Devin is a sophomore at Druid Hills High School with a 3.682 GPA. He is passionate about giving back to organizations that truly support children with special needs and volunteers in his community with the March of Dimes, The Heart Walk, and the Breast Cancer Walk.
Devin would like to be a sports commentator and/or physical education teacher after he completes college. His future college aspirations are to attend Clemson University or Duke University.
He has had a long journey, but he’s doing well. He still has some medical challenges, but he is fighting and beating the odds every day. Monica White, PHR