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400 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest
Illinois 60045
USA
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Target demographics: All children and adults with a physical/visual impairment

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Goals

The GLASA Activity and Wellness program will provide education on adaptive sports and awareness of opportunities for activity to children and adults with a physical/visual impairment and their families to promote wellness and, for those who need it, combat obesity.

 

Objectives

The program will:

(1) Identify and educate the general public and physically/visually impaired who may not be physically active and/or not involved in an athletic program on the health benefits of physical activity/sports participation and provide an opportunity to enroll in a GLASA adaptive program.

(2) Provide GLASA program participants (including clients, coaches, volunteers) the opportunity to develop their own personal health/fitness goals and create awareness of current status by assessing and establishing fitness levels.

 

Activities

1. Present information on adaptive sports and benefits and GLASA programs to disabled and able-body community members through written and verbal communication/presentations, and website.

-Provide opportunity for prospective participants to sign up for adaptive sports programs

2. Discuss fitness goals and current fitness levels with participant

-Administer Brockport Physical Fitness Test and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale

-Compile results into computer program to analyze data

-Discuss results with participant

-Develop plan to assist participant in ongoing wellness steps to meet fitness goals

Mission:
TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THE OPTIMAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL BEING OF YOUTH AND ADULTS WHO HAVE PRIMARY PHYSICAL OR VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS THROUGH THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND COMPETITIVE SPORTS AND FITNESS OPPORTUNITIES.
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06/18/13
Moving to Illinois when my daughter was a junior in high school was difficult. GLASA was key in helping her make friends, keep active, and experience new sports and activities. The staff and volunteers are amazing, encouraging, and supportive not just to the participants, but to the families. ... more »
06/12/13
GLASA is a wonderful organization! Our daughter has been a proud member of GLASA for four years; participating in swimming, track, field, dance, basketball and Go Girl Go! Gabi has has also participated in the Great Lakes Regional Games (put on by GLASA) and NJDC as part of Team GLASA. GLASA has ... more »
GLASA brought so much joy into our lives! Our son began his athletic career very late with the organizaton and we SO wish we had started earlier. Every aspect of the organization was wonderful....incredible leadership, superb coaching, amazing athletes and terrific families! Go GLASA Wave... more »
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