This free, 4-part video training for out-of-school time instructors covers best-practices for including youth with intellectual disability (ID) in physical activity sessions.

The series was funded by Special Olympics International and made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Importance of Understanding and Respecting All Intellectual Abilities

Watch VideoVideo 1/4 7 mins 18 secs

Learning Objectives

  • Define Intellectual Disability
  • Identify Common ID Categories
  • Understanding/Reframing Beliefs
The Importance of Understanding and Respecting All Intellectual Abilities

When and Where Do I Need An Adaptation?

Watch VideoVideo 2/48 mins 48 secs

Learning Objectives

  • Common Behavior Traits Among Children with ID
  • Behavior Management Tactics
  • Practical Applications
When and Where Do I Need An Adaptation?

Adaptations and Management Strategies for Children with ID Featuring CATCH B.A.S.I.C.S.

Watch VideoVideo 3/48 mins 59 secs

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding and Incorporating Adaptations using CATCH B.A.S.I.C.S.
    • Boundaries and Routines
    • Activity from the Get Go
    • Start and Stop Signals
    • Involvement by All
    • Concise Instructions
    • Safety and Supervision
Adaptations and Management Strategies for Children with ID Featuring CATCH B.A.S.I.C.S.

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children with ID

Watch VideoVideo 4/46 mins 19 secs

Learning Objectives

  • Calming and Reframing Yourself
  • Moving to a Safer Environment
  • Discussing/Processing the Situation
  • Creating a Plan for Future Behaviors
Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children with ID

Why participate in this free training?

Children with ID are less likely than other kids to meet the national guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) a day.

This series – designed as a professional development or onboarding tool – provides some base knowledge and a handful of best practices that will help all caregivers feel more comfortable and competent when interacting with and including kids with ID in games and physical activity sessions.

made in collaboration with

  • https://www.catchinfo.org
  • https://www.specialolympics.org/
  • https://williamscommunityschool.org/
  • https://www.austinymca.org/branches/northwest-family-y