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School to Life Wellness Program
Description

The School to Life Wellness Program is designed to increase the lifetime wellness skills of middle school students with disabilities through physical activity. The program serves profound, trainable, and educable mentally handicapped students, as well as those who are autistic or physically impaired.

The program focuses on improving students. (1) motor development and coordination, (2) individual and team skills, (3) independent and recreational skills, (4) physical fitness and activity, and (8) health/wellness. The goal is to teach students with disabilities lifetime wellness skills by helping them to master various physical activities.

This goal is accomplished in several ways. Students participate in walks to a nearby park and learn to use exercise equipment through visits to a local fitness facility. Participants also walk to local recreational fitness facilities to be active in a community setting. The program provides students with the skills and means to find and interact with local fitness and recreational activities in the community.



Goal

To improve the Lifetime Wellness Skills of Students with Disabilities