Open Gym Benefits everyBODY… Individuals on the autism spectrum, those with ADHD, and anyone with difficulties processing sensory information can benefit greatly from participating in wheelchair and adaptive sports. Each activity provides tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive input which are especially important for regulating our sensory systems. Why Are These Things Helpful? Sensory integration is linked […]
Charlie Berens and Damian Buchman talk about his work with the Ability Center in Milwaukee, including the plans for a multi-million dollar Universal Park to be built in Wauwatosa. Damian explains that “people aren’t used to following their dreams, mostly because we’re stomped down by someone who lost theirs,” and encourages everyone to block out […]
Biology teacher, fellow students help standout Marquette High School athlete get the most out of wheelchair track When Gianni Quintero narrowed his options of with Milwaukee-area high school to attend, be was searching for a school that could demonstrate not only a desire to help him succeed but also an outline of how it may […]
“It’s going to be super cool to know that we helped her achieve her dream.”
“Let’s introduce people in a space where they feel welcome, wanted and comfortable,” said Buchman.
A Milwaukee Catholic high school and a nonprofit dedicated to fostering recreational opportunities for disabled people have teamed up to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity for indoor fun.
“The biggest takeaway for the day wasn’t in the score; it was in the experience….We all enjoyed the day and agreed it…