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Problem Statement: Fitness & Wellness Organizations

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ISSUE STATEMENT

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) have high prevalence of physical inactivity and high rates of preventable health conditions, including obesity and cardiovascular disease. Increased participation in fitness and wellness activities can improve their overall health and well-being. However, many fitness and wellness organizations do not know how to effectively serve this population nor how to fitness and wellness organizations do not know how to effectively serve this population nor how to support their inclusion into their programs.

THE VISION

All people with ID have access to and meaningful participation in fitness and wellness programs and activities.

HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE THE SOLUTION

To help reduce the high prevalence of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and physical inactivity among people with ID it is essential for fitness and wellness professionals to supporting their inclusion. Read more here.

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