Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

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Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

Time: July 26, 2013 from 9:30am to 6pm
Location: UCSB Recreation Center
Street: UCSB Campus
City/Town: Santa Barbara
Website or Map: http://www.sbch.org/tabid/136…
Phone: 805-569-8999 x82102 or rvanhoor@sbch.org
Event Type: sports, &, recreation
Organized By: Rene Van Hoorn
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2013

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Event Description

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital’s annual Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp is specifically designed for youth between the ages of 6 and 19 years who use a wheelchair to participate in sports.  Campers have opportunities to learn and practice skills in basketball, rugby, tennis, swimming, racquetball, handcycling and more.  They also experience adventure climbing at the climbing wall, as well as participate in a ropes course, kayaking and SCUBA diving in a pool. A large number of staff and volunteers, many of whom are wheelchair users themselves, facilitate an enriching, dynamic and FUN experience for all!

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Cheerleading - Sept 6 - Nov 1, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Basketball - Sept 9 - Oct 14, 3:45 - 5:00 pm

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To volunteer for any/all of these wonderful programs, call 805/681-9165 or email info@sbsnap.org

October is Disability Employment Month

Good afternoon,

October is Disability Employment Month. I am looking for persons from a wide range of fields who would be interested in possibiy presenting to high school students about their jobs.  So far, I have three special education teachers interested in having people present to their classes

Also, if you know of any youth who might like to job shadow employees, please let me know.  I will try to pair them with someone in our community who matches their interests.  
Jacob Lesner-Buxton 
Community Organizer
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
423 West Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Employers (public or private) are you willing to be a mentor for a few hours?  You will educate students with disabilities about your business and what it takes to succeed. The student will join you at your place of employment for two hours during the month of October.  Vice Mayor Cathy Murillo has agreed to have a student with a disability job shadow during her workday to raise awareness about employment for people with disabilities as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  ILRC is organizing several events to highlight the benefits to employers of a diversified workforce while involving youth with disabilities in the real world of work.


People with disabilities make wonderful employees and ILRC’s Community Organizer, Jacob Lesner-Buxton is heading up a month long project to pair 5 to 10 students with disabilities with 5 to 10 employers for a two-hour ‘job shadowing’ experience.  Coordination of the job-shadowing schedule will be handled through ILRC headquarters in Santa Barbara.


The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) established the October tribute to raise awareness about employing people with disabilities and to celebrate their many and varied contributions to America’s workforce. 


ODEP Assistant Secretary, Kathleen Martinez, wrote that this year’s campaign theme centers around three words…”Expect, Employ, Empower”…to urge communities to have higher expectations for our youth with disabilities and clearly conveying that an integrated and inclusive workplace benefits everyone.


For more information and to participate in ILRCs Job Shadowing program, contact Jacob Lesner-Buxton, jlesner@ilrc-trico.org


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