Athletics are a major proponent of children’s overall development, including their self-confidence. Sadly, children with special needs are often left out of community sports programs because they don’t fit the typical mold, or rather, the programs don’t seem to fit them. The problem is that these children need sports just as much as any other […]
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These “Exceptional Programs” are more than exceptional! They really do change the lives of so many families whom they serve. With more than one-fifth of U.S. households having at least one child with special needs according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is such a major need in our society, yet […]
In December 2000, Brendan Murray and I decided to start a karate class that focused on creating an inclusive Karate program for children with and without special needs. The name, “Exceptional Kids” Karate was born and began with 3 students. It was a new experience for both Brendan and me, and we came from different […]
I was ten-years-old and the type of person who always wanted to “test the waters” before I started something new. Volunteering at E-Karate for the first time felt like a big decision beforehand, but it ended up being a decision that I’ve never regretted since. My mom had friends who had kids in the E-Karate […]
Inclusion, Relationships, & Transformation Jessica was diagnosed with autism thirteen years ago. The doctors told her parents that their daughter would never be able to make friends, drive a car, or ride the bus–these typical tasks would be out of the picture because of her special needs. Her parents were devastated. They tried to putting […]