Inclusion Isn't Scary! Everyone has the Right to Play!

Inclusion Isn't Scary! Everyone has the Right to Play!


Children with disabilities are one of the groups that are most often excluded from opportunities to engage in sports and physical play.

At the upcoming Virtual Youth Sports Congress on Nov. 4-6, conducted by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, Lane Gram will share valuable insights on breaking down barriers and incorporating inclusion services into their local youth sports programs.

Gram, a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities in Arizona, will present a session entitled: Inclusion Isn’t Scary! Everyone has the Right to Play! Inclusion to the City of Mesa Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities means that individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in the same recreation programs and activities as their non-disabled peers.

A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who received her bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy from the University of Iowa, Gram will share tools and best practices that can be implemented by all youth sports administrators.

Gram’s session is part of three outstanding days of Congress sessions to help keep you ahead of the curve during these challenging times where professional development is more important than ever. Plus, it’s the perfect time to maintain or earn your Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, which more than 4,000 recreation professionals have done.  

Among the sessions on tap are:

Specialization and Player Safety

Preventing Bullying with Evidence-Based Practices for Athlete Health and Safety

Allocating Facilities - How to Balance Requests Using Data, Structured Policies and Guideline

Youth Sports Program's Role in Developing Physical Literacy

Regaining Equilibrium – Time & Stress Management for Leaders  

Relationships are EVERYTHING!

Toughening Athletes Up for a Tough World or Harming Their Brains?

Purpose Based Recognition: Recognizing, Rewarding, and Retaining

Gender Equity in Youth Sport

And more!

Plus, there will be roundtable discussions on other important issues, providing attendees with opportunities to learn and share information with their peers.

The Virtual Youth Sports Congress is open to anyone with an interest in providing top-quality youth sports programming for today’s youth.

Don’t delay, register today!

Inclusion Congress Lane Gram

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