It has always been important for people with disabilities to be able to access physical activity and be supported in this. Now more then ever, we need to have creative ways for everyone to be able to keep active while having to stay at home. Here are some ideas for Adapted Activities that can be done at home.
STEP inclusion resources to support activity while at home
Looking for ways to be more active during this time? The STEP Tool is an effective way to adapt activities for children and adults. Use items around the home and get the household to join in. Find out more about adapting activities at www.activityalliance.org.uk/step
While we are distancing from others, many of us are finding new ways to enjoy being active in or near our home. Activity Alliance has released new graphics on adapting activities so everyone in the household, disabled and non-disabled, can take part together.
More information from Activity Alliance here
Physical Activity & PE at Home (Youth Sport Trust)
Youth Sport Trust have put together lots of activities that have all been designed to ensure young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can access inspiring, accessible and meaningful PE and school sport during their home learning. Please click on any of the images within the booklet to go directly to the resource list for examples of those activities that you can do at home.
NETFLEX - Youtube Videos all in one place
Watch and copy these themed home workouts. There is an array of activities and something for all ages, from seated volleyball to yoga and wheelchair tennis. All YouTube videos all in one resource. Take a look here
Panathlon launches at-home sporting challenges!
Panathlon's virtual programme (which empowers schools to run their own Panathlon competitions safely on-site whilst our external competitions are curtailed by Covid-19) has been widely adopted by schools and now they've come up with activities that young people can do at home. Panathlon have set students multi-skills challenges to do in their homes and gardens using everyday household items such as jam jars, rolled-up socks, tin cans, buckets and plant pots.
Access Sport have provided a large amount of resources for families to stay active at home, including online activities and resource packs. To take a look at all they have to offer, click here.
Community Fitness Network
The Community Fitness Network have helped build an "At Home" YouTube channel for adults, children and young people with SEND, supporting them to keep active whilst service provision may be out of action. There's 211 videos and different workouts on there from dance fitness, seated, boxing, yoga, stretch, balance and circuits. Why not go and check them out? Check out the videos here.
Bears @ Home
The Bristol Bears Spectrum Project aims to increase and develop SEND provision in the areas of sport, leisure and personal development through tailored programs, within special schools and with other specialist providers. The team have produced a number of online sessions for children with SEND to take part in at home or at school. From daily challenges to Brizzley's Beats dancing videos, check out all the great activities you can join in with here.
Flamingo Chicks are an inclusive community giving all children, including disabled children and those with illnesses such as cancer, the opportunity to enjoy dance and explore movement alongside friends. They have created a number of online videos, including themed dancing classes and active learning classes which help children to explore the world all from the comfort of their own home. To check out these fully inclusive video's, click here.
SASP Inclusive Challenges
SASP have created some fun challenges for you to take part in at home, either on your own or with your family! The challenges are signed and inclusive for all abilities.
Take a look at them on our YouTube Channel
Disability Sports Coach
Disability Sports Coach have developed a range of both online and offline resources to help their members remain physically active at this time.
Gympanzees at Home
Gympanzees wanted to bring a bit of Gympanzees inclusive fun into your homes and help you and your family play and exercise.
From exercise videos, activities, ideas, Zoom sessions with a qualified therapist and even borrowing specialist play and exercise equipment – we're here to help you.
Parasport Home Workout
Parasport have teamed up with Kris Saunders-Stowe, who is a qualified fitness instructor, to provide home workout guides to stretching and improving mobility. These require no equipment and are ideal for those who have not taken part in activity for a while or who have a disability.
Special Olympics Fitness Movies
Special Olympics work to tackle negative stigmas and provide opportunities of activity for those with Intellectual Disabilities. Their Fitness Movies are great to follow along with at home to keep yourself active.
Limb Power Exercise Videos
Limb Power's Exercise Videos are an amazing resource to get individuals with limb impairments involved in physical activity. Their videos are split up to help you focus on one thing at a time, such as Warm Ups, Circuit Training and Dynamic Exercises.
Teaching Yoga To Children With Autism
The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) have a very useful video on YouTube that can show you how to engage children with Autism in Yoga and start to build their fitness levels.
WheelPower Adaptive Yoga Classes
WheelPower have released some new Adaptive Yoga videos to encourage wheelchair users to exercise from the comfort of their homes.
Wheelchair Dance Videos
MS Society Workouts
10 Inclusive Exercises
'Travel To Tokyo' Activity Pack
Cerebral Palsy Sport Resources
Cerebral Palsy Sport has teamed up with personal trainer and nutritionist Catherine Lineker BSc (Hons) MSc to develop brand new content for keeping active and healthy at home. This advice will be ideal for our athletes in regular training but will also be applicable to families and every level of sport ability.
Join Iain Mills with his Physical Education Home Learning channel with a focus on SEND pupils. It includes activities based on Sensory integration with a focus on Proprioception and Vestibula senses.