Gardening and Sports
dudgeonb at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 8 14:17:13 PDT 2002
Sean- there are a lot of ideas for adaptive gardening out there. Some simple ideas include raised planting beds, seating devices for use in gardens, drip irrigation, long handled and other ergonomically designed tools, etc. It might be best to problem solve around very specific locations and types of plantings. I could dig up some printed or web resources if you wanted.
No knowledge of competitive sporting for those with disability. I recall that the skiforall folks had broadened their scope of activities, but I don't have recent knowledge about them. Not a local source, but also see http://www.makoa.org/sports.htm
Brian J. Dudgeon, Ph.D., OTR
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington, Box 356490
----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Barrett
To: Statewide forum on assistive-technology issues
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 12:42 PM
Subject: Gardening and Sports
1) I know someone who loves gardening but is starting to have joint related problems, specifically knees and ankles (not me!). Would appreciate any advice I can give this person.
2) Anyone know of any sports leagues, pick-up games, etc... in Snohomish or King County that work for people with disAbilties and are competitive? By that I mean like you would find for people without disAbilties at community centers...
Sean Barrett, MSW
Manager, Disability Resource Center
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