Wondering how to adapt your K-7 physical literacy instruction to meet the needs of all your students? This is the workshop for you! Learn how to modify activities for students with diverse physical and intellectual abilities. Get great interactive tips and ideas to include all your students in activity and physical literacy.
Karen Natho (BPHE, BSc, MSc) is the Founder of the Brock Niagara Penguins, the leading ParaSport program in Niagara. Throughout Karen’s career she has worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities, ensuring all children are provided with equal and equitable opportunities. Karen spent six years directing Easter Seals Camp Merrywood into a leading residential camp for children and youth with physical disabilities. She was the regions lead presenter for the Canadian Paralympic Committee – Changing Minds, Changing Lives workshops and has conducted multiple seminars with educators and practitioners locally and around the world pertaining to topics such as disability sport awareness, adapted physical activity and accessibility program design. She worked for 7 years at the Niagara Children’s Centre leading in the creation of the service of Recreational Therapy for children with special needs in Niagara. She worked directly with the 4 school boards to support access for students with disabilities within the classroom, and taught physical education classes, running various activities at the Niagara Children’s Centre School. Her research and activities in this area have been funded by the Ronald McDonald House Charities, United Way and Canadian Paralympic Committee.