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#My-Exceptional-Story: Nicholas Motamed

At a young age, Nicholas’s exposure to E-Sports has taught him to have passion for the special needs community, and social inclusion. Nicholas initially joined E-Soccer as a participant, in order to make friends. Growing up on the Autistic…
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Coaching Tips: Making, Leading and Communicating the Agenda

If you're a head coach at E-Soccer, then one of your responsibilities is creating and leading the weekly agenda for your group. You're also in charge of communicating that agenda to the assistant and peer coaches. Here is an example agenda: Activity Time Description Coach…
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The Role of A Head Coach

The role of the head coach is to oversee the E-Soccer session for one age group. They create weekly agendas, lead the sessions, mentor assistant coaches, oversee progress reports, attend coaching trainings, and foster inclusive environments. …

#My-Exceptional-Story: Neo Marcos

Going into sophomore year of High School, Neo has a unique drive and motivation to contribute to his community. Through E-Karate, Neo has been able to grow as a martial artist, and have impact on children who participate in the class. E-Karate…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Gideon Ubaldo

Gideon Ubaldo walks out with one of the children for a water break while the rest of the class continues to dance. This child has been having a hard time with learning the new dance moves, and is discouraged. Ubaldo speaks words of encouragement…

5 Steps To Emotionally Include Someone

Whether it be in a conversation, at the office, or at school, it is important to work towards emotionally including everybody. While this can seem daunting and challenging, it is completely worth it. Here are the 5 steps to take to emotionally…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Victoria Sagers

Toes pointed, fingers curved, eyes twinkling, Victoria Sagers guides the group through the warm ups and choreography. It’s been a year and a half since she helped start E-Dance, an inclusive program where kids with and without special needs…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson, incoming college freshmen at Santa Clara University, values the diverse perspectives that he can learn from inclusive communities. As a kid Wilson was a part of E-Soccer, an inclusive soccer program where kids and coaches of all…

Finding A Special Needs Doctor | This Is Me Episode 002

David P. Traver, M.D., FAAP joins the show along with Cameron Straw, Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC), to discuss what it takes from all of us to build the right team of support around those we love with Special Needs. Navigating the Healthcare…

#My-Exceptional-Story: Larry Larkin

Six-year-old Larry Larkin came to E-Soccer when it first started in the year 2000, and has come every season since. Larkin came to E-Soccer to experience the inclusive environment as a player. Being on the autistic spectrum, Larkin enjoyed the…