Youth with Disabilities: Health, Recreation, & Arts

KidsHealthopens new page

KidsHealth provides accurate, jargon-free health information. The site has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, and features articles (including many available in Spanish), animations, games, and resources.

Food Allergies in Schoolsopens new page

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers this information, including the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs.

Disabled Sports USA:  Empower Youth Sports

This program is designed to increase involvement in sports and promote social interaction for youth with disabilities.

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD)opens new page

NCHPAD promotes physical activity to enhance health and wellness for people with disabilities.

National Center on Accessibility (NCA)opens new page

NCA offers resources on inclusive outdoor and recreational activities. The site also features a product resource section with information on accessible picnic tables, golf cars, hunting and fishing equipment, playground components, and more.

VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disabilityopens new page

VSA promotes learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. Many VSA programs, including the Young Soloists program and the Playwright Discovery program, offer opportunities to young artists with disabilities