Creating and Fostering Inclusive Wellness and Recreation Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

Arts and Recreation Webinar Series
Thursday, February 9, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email

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Health equity in people with disabilities requires a multi-stage approach that includes person-centered referral to wellness programs and services (e.g., exercise and recreation venues, mindfulness classes, diabetes management programs, etc.), empowering people with disabilities to become self-managers of their own health and ensuring that community-based programs and services are inclusive and accessible. Join this session to learn about a three-stage model for addressing health and wellness needs across the home and community settings that is currently being used in a large federally funded center in the US. Additionally, this session will address barriers people with disabilities encounter regarding community wellness programs and services, how communities can improve access, and ways to advocate for community inclusion in various types of wellness programs and services. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions following the presentation.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Timotheus “T.J.” Gordon, Jr., MFA, MS, Research Associate, Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
James Rimmer, PhD, CEDHARS Director, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Session Questions:
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited, and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.