Books to Read with Kids Who Rock & Believe in the Possible
- Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
- Rules by Cynthia Lord
- El Deafo by Cece Bell
- Wonder by RJ Palacio
- A Time to Dance by PadmaVenkatraman
- Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboha by Laurie Thompson & Sean Qualls
- Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
Additions to the Book List:
My daughter Caitlin couldn’t believe I didn’t have Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt on the list.
Jr. Team Possible Captain, Rio Woolf and his mom suggested Different Is Awesome by Ryan Haack.
Adaptive Sports Organizations That Believe in the Possible
Team USA Paralympics: To support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes in achieving sustained competitive excellence while demonstrating the values of the Olympic Movement, thereby inspiring all Americans.
Blaze Sports: Our Mission – Changing the lives of children and youth, adults and veterans with physical disabilities through adaptive sport and recreation. Participation in sport is the vehicle to improved health and quality of life, increased self-esteem, greater independence, improved school performance and employment readiness, and ultimately a more inclusive society.
SportsAbilities: The premier resource for people with physical disabilities to find recreational, advocacy, support, and adaptive sporting activities in the nation. We have calendars for every state and 26 different activities ranging from Team Sports to Social Gatherings. We believe that having one online location for people to visit to see all that is happening will help increase program participation, promote awareness, and help improve people’s lives.
Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA: The mission of Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA is to provide multi-sport and recreation opportunities for individuals with a disability by facilitating, advocating, and developing a national community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional and national competitions, and providing access to international competitions in conjunction with the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation.
TEDTalks to Make You Think & Then Share
- Aimee Mullins: The Opportunity of Adversity
- Aimee Mullins: My 12 Pairs of Legs
- Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit
- Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds
- Andrew Solomon: How the Worst Moments in Our Lives Make Us Who We Are
I have more to add to the list, but I have to stop watching them first 🙂