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Why E-Soccer Means So Much To Me

E-Soccer has been a part of my life since I was very young. I have been a volunteer almost every Saturday morning for close to 10 years. Growing up, I saw participating in E-Soccer as an opportunity for me to play soccer and hang out with friends.…

Teen Coach Wins Jefferson Award for "Includitude" Club

(Photo - Lauren Marquez is third from the left) “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” – Maya Angelou Success is desired by many. However, the greatest success is not measured by what an individual…

E-Fitness Teaches a Lifestyle

As E-Sports has developed over the years since the original E-Soccer program, we soon added martial arts programs and then basketball programs in the past few years. It's been exciting to see all the inclusive principles and successes that began…

The Great Alliance: Parents and Peer Coaches

Parents consider friendship development of their children with special needs to be very important. When Overton and Rausch (2002) interviewed mothers of children with disabilities, ages 5 to 11 years old, about important goals for their children’s…

Robin Williams and 5 Inclusive Lessons

Robin Williams inspired me.  His work radiated hope and inclusion.  His death reminds me of lessons learned.   Here are five Robin Williams inspired inclusive lessons.   1) Empathy and Patch Adams "Last night with Rudy, I connected…

The “Magic” of Inclusion

Friendships forged on the E-Soccer field and in the E-Karate dojo make a lasting difference for kids with special needs who have friends to “champion” them & to be a “big brother/big sister” through formative school years! “Some…