Inclusive Fitness and Adaptive Design Programs
Collaborative partners in local initiatives that focus on ability and wellness for children with disabilities
- Nienke P Dosa, MD, MPH
- Maddy Locastro, BS
- Christine Pelis, PT, DPT, CBIS
- Peyton Sefick, BA
AT Village makes it easier for families and care teams to work together to get kids with disabilities the Assistive Technology (AT) they need in order to do the things they like to do! The AT village web resource was launched in 2021 by the Golisano Center for Special Needs at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York in collaboration with the TRAID loan closet program at Access-CNY.
Our mission is to help the kids and families we serve to get Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and other Assistive Technologies (AT).
Our vision is to make the AT process a positive experience and to build community.
Fitness Inclusion Network (Fit-IN) promotes adapted sports and inclusive recreation in Central New York. Fit-IN was launched in 2013 with support from the Upstate Foundation/Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and SUNY Cortland Department of Adapted Physical Education. 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.
What we do: Annual Fit-IN conference – Fit-IN Guidebooks - Pop-up Events
Annual Fit-IN Conference
Facebook Live Family Fun Series: DIY Sensory Movement Projects
Inclusive Recreation on the Erie Canal
BREKY Scavenger Hunt to Promote Inclusive Outdoor Winter Recreation
Sensational Inspiration Movement Seminar!
Collective Access: Walks & Talks Along Onondaga Creek
Collaborative Design for Recreation, Dance, Sport
Activating Communities: Grassroots Inclusive Fitness in CNY
New Paradigms for Assistive Technology and Inclusive Fitness
|Access-CNY||TRAID on the Trails, AT Village|
|Arise||Arise Adaptive Design|
|David's Refuge||Facebook Life Family Fun Series|
|Jowonio Preschool||Ballet for All|
|LaCasita Center|| |
Building Local-Global Spina Bifida Communities with Adaptive Design
|Syracuse Parks|| |
Annual Adaptive Winter Sports Day at Sunnycrest Park
Accessible GeocachingVirtual Park Tours
|SW Community Ctr||Unified Yoga in the Parks, Inclusive Field Games|
|Syracuse University|| |
Burton Blatt Institute
Lerner School for Public Health Promotion (Monday Mile)
School of Visual and Performing Arts (Collaborative Design)
|SUNY ESF||Landscape Design|
|SUNY Cortland|| |
Department of Adapted Physical Education
Inclusive Recreation Resource Center/Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sensory Integration Motor Sensory Lab (SIMS Lab)
|SUNY Brockport||Camp Abilities|
|YMCA (Fayetteville)||Unified Drumming|