Articles in the ‘Adaptive Moves’ Category


When We All “Adapt,” We All Win!

March 22nd, 2015 | By Marjie No Comments

Usually, we use the “Adaptive MOVES” feature to talk about the latest technology, equipment, or activity being used to enable persons with disabilities to play sports and participate in recreational activities. This issue,…

Do you know someone with “different abilities”?

December 21st, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

One of the major changes in the area of human services right now is to try to get people to start thinking of people with “different abilities” instead of “disabilities.” After all, people…


No Whistle… No Problem for TJ.

October 27th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Anthony (T.J.) Ellison is a senior football player at Clarke Central High School, but the thing that sets him apart from the others is his inability to hear. T.J. was born deaf ……


They found the courage and drive to keep moving … what’s your excuse?

August 24th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Swimming isn’t just therapy for this wounded warrior. He is here to win!  Alan Crawford is paralyzed from the waste down but paddles rivers throughout Georgia and even leads group trips. Silas Hicks…


Summer Camps Abound for People with ATYPICAL Needs

May 18th, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Who loves summer camp?! Just about everyone I know loves going to camp.  Often, children and adults with neurological, intellectual, and medical challenges cannot enjoy a typical summer camp because the venue and/or…


Martial Arts Benefits People on the Autism Spectrum

February 23rd, 2014 | By Marjie No Comments

Repetition of movement, sounds, or activities is fairly common among persons on the autism spectrum. Traditional martial arts training uses repetitive practice as a foundation for skilled learning. And, while there is very…


AIRS – Making the Impossible Possible Through Adapted Sports

December 10th, 2013 | By Gary No Comments

By Shelby Robison and Morgan Nicholls, students in the UGA Health Promotion & Behavior program When you think of athletes playing sports like soccer or baseball, whom do you picture playing? Now, think…


Aerial Arts Helps Kids with Disabilities Learn to Fly in Life!

November 4th, 2013 | By Lindsey Ebert No Comments

Trapeze Therapy, LLC provides pediatric therapy to kids in the community by utilizing some of the same equipment that you may find a flying trapeze artist using in practice or even performances. The…


Advancing through Prosthetics

October 17th, 2013 | By Lindsey Ebert No Comments

By Lindsey Ebert, editorial intern for Athens MOVE For many of us, stepping outside for a game of pick-up basketball or going on a run is something we don’t think twice about. On…


Making a Splash at the YMCA

March 29th, 2012 | By lisacrumley No Comments

For a year and a half, the Swafford family – Deanna, Kevin, and Hunter – have participated in the YMCA’s adaptive swim program. According to his mom, Hunter has developed as a swimmer…