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Physical Activities for Adults with Disabilities

By | May 13th, 2014|Prevention|

A new report released this week from the CDC shows nearly half of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity don’t get any…  putting them at a greater risk for chronic diseases. The report showed that adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes or [...]

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Healthy Athletes

By | May 12th, 2011|Prevention|

Did you know that Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Program is the largest health care provider for people with intellectual disabilities in the world? Although “health” and “athletics” tend to be two topics that are believed to go hand in hand—that is not always the case, as Special Olympics leaders became aware of over the years.  [...]

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New Laws Related to our Mission

By | April 25th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

The Legislature completed the Regular Session last week.  They've passed numerous bills.  The Governor has signed many of them, but some are still waiting for her consideration and signature.  Below are the new laws that have been signed by the Governor that are related to our mission: HB 2585: Controlled Substances; Marijuana; Monitoring This law requires [...]