Fitness, fun and friends

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Fitness, fun and friends

  1. 1. Fitness, Fun and FriendsCommunity Connections<br />Tracy Oxley<br />oxleytl@knights.ucf.edu<br />May 2, 2011<br />EEX-2010<br />
  2. 2. Opportunities to Serve:<br />UCP of Central Florida - Bailes Campus through Teachers in Action<br />Oviedo Little League <br />
  3. 3. UCP of Central Florida<br />Located in Central Florida Research Park<br />Supporting children and families for over 55 years<br />35,000 square foot facility that practices full inclusion in the classroom<br />Provides education to 2,400 children <br />
  4. 4. Oviedo Little League<br />Organized baseball and softball for children aged 4 – 19;<br />Offers a Challenger division for children with disabilities;<br />Approximately 500 children, 60 with disabilities;<br />Emphasizes teamwork and fair play;<br />
  5. 5. I spent my 15 service hours at two locations – Teachers in Action Fitness Field Day event and Oviedo Little League<br />Fitness Field day at UCP<br />Assisted with set-up and clean up;<br />Served as a “cheerleader” for participants;<br />Supported UCP staff with snacks and activities with children;<br />Interacted with students and provided direction to events.<br />Oviedo Little League<br />Attended several games throughout the season;<br />Worked one on one as a buddy with a t-ball player;<br />Served as a dugout volunteer to keep game progressing;<br />Encouraged children and cheered them on<br />Helped maintain safety rules.<br />
  6. 6. Demographics<br />UCP of Central Florida<br />Serves children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, speech delays, developmental delays, vision and hearing impairments and typical students;<br />Fitness Field Day had less than 30 participants;<br />The children served on Fitness Filed Day were between the ages of 4 – 10.<br />Fitness Field day served both children with disabilities and those without.<br />
  7. 7. Demographics<br />Oviedo Little League<br />The entire league serves all children in the Oviedo area, including children with Down syndrome, physical disabilities, autism and behavioral disorders;<br />The Challenger division has approximately 60 children of different races and disabilities;<br />I worked with a 5 year old t-ball player who is developmentally delayed and lacks typical communication skills;<br />I assisted with a t-ball team that had 8 typical children and one with behavioral and developmental delays;<br />
  8. 8. Service in Action<br />
  9. 9. Perceptions of Differences<br />
  10. 10. Connections to My Course<br />EEX 2010 – Introduction to Special Education<br />Special Education Services and Programs<br />Related Services and Providers<br />Physical or Health Disabilities<br />Neuromotor Impairments<br />Emotional or Behavioral Disorders<br />Classroom Management<br />
  11. 11. Civic Engagement<br /> The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten<br />
  12. 12. Final Thoughts<br />

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