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Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN)

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The Fitness Inclusion Network is a collaborative, cross-institution initiative that was launched in 2013 with support from the Upstate Foundation/Golisano Children's Hospital, SUNY Cortland Department of Physical Education, and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. We are an interdisciplinary group of athletes, students, families, and professionals in adapted physical education, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, engineering, therapeutic recreation, special education, social work, and disability policy and law.

OUR MISSION

To develop innovative ways to promote and support inclusive fitness for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities in Central New York.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Calendar/Information Hub
We maintain a list of local adapted physical activity and inclusive sports opportunities and post upcoming sports events on our calendar.  We also provide updates about local sports events via listserve, Twitter and Facebook. Our information hub is maintained by Peyton Sefick. Please, contact Peyton if you would like to post an event or spread the word about an inclusive fitness resource.

Publications
Our team has published a wide variety of educational materials, manuals, and DVDs. These are all open-source materials that can be downloaded from our website. In 2012, with support from the Green Family Foundation and the Madeline Cote Fund, we launched the first in a planned series of guidebooks for high school students. These guidebooks are intended to help high school students to be change agents in the inclusive fitness movement.

Annual Fit-In Conference
We have received generous ongoing support from the Golisano Childrens Hospital/Upstate Foundation to host a regional conference on inclusive fitness. Each year the interdisciplinary Fit-In conference will bring in national leaders in the field of adapted sports to foster innovation and to boost inclusive fitness in ourcommunity. The Fit-In conference is videotaped with closed captioning and archived on our website in order to reach a wide audience.

Fit-IN First Annual Conference & Power Mobility Workshop Participants

Fit-IN First Annual Conference & Power Mobility Workshop Participants


OUR TEAM

The Fit-IN Team

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