Updates and Upcoming Events
UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
Early Bird Registration Open Now for the 2017 National Walking Summit
What's better than attending the nation's leading summit on walking and walkability? Attending the nation’s leading summit on walking and walkability at reduced-price admission. Sign up for the 2017 #National Walking Summit by July 15th and get $50 off your ticket to inspiring speakers, mobile workshops, and hands-on experience in a city making great strides. http://bit.ly/2qXfmII
To find out more information or register for the conference click Here
America Walks -Monthly Theme "Map My Neighborhood"
Adventure and exploration can be in your own backyard when you get out into your neighborhood to examine its opportunities for activity. Get family, friends and neighbors together to explore your community. Invite new community members to take part and share your favorite places to walk. Take note of the signage and other elements that encourage walking to new and exciting places within walking distance of your home, work or school.
For more information go to America Walks
America Walks Host Alabama Workshop
More than 45 state agency staff, representatives of statewide non-profit organizations, and local officials attended our June 16th Alabama State Collaborative Workshop on Walkable Communities. The State Health Officer (Director of ADPH), the Deputy Director of ADECA, and ALDOT’s Chief Engineer participated in a “Senior Administrators Panel Discussion” in the morning, and committed to supporting the collaborative effort, going forward. Participants from multiple sectors identified the assets they bring to new initiatives focused on walkability and brainstormed strategies on which they can work together. During a break in thunderstorms, walkability audits were completed in several different Montgomery neighborhoods and environments close to the state capitol. This was the first meeting of its kind to include talk on accessibility.
Click here to read a blog written by ADECA about the meeting.
Update on the Rx for Exercise: Launch Exceeds Expectations
Hundreds of physiatrists have ordered THE Rx for Exercise Prescription Pad, a tool to help prescribe exercise and adaptive sport to your patients with disability, and are utilizing the Rx for Exercise webpages and Android app to provide education and guidance on exercise for both the physician and their patients. Not using these tools yet? Click here to order your Rx for Exercise Prescription Pad.
You can also visit their webpage and download the Rx for Exercise: A Physician's Toolkit app.
Survey from the University of Pittsburg
Two students from the University of Pittsburg are looking for individuals who self-identify as having a disability to take their survey. The purpose of the survey aims to measure full participation in college science and engineering laboratories by identifying the barriers and accommodations past students with physical disabilities experience. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and survey respondents will be eligible to receive up to $35.
This study is important; it will not only help our research team understand the barriers and facilitators to full participation in order to help students with disabilitiesbut the information from the surveys will also be used to help inform instructors on how to best accomodate these students.
To access the web-based survey click here.