All-Star Training Club (ATC) was established to provide an integrated sports program for individuals with or without disabilities where everyone, regardless of ability, is encouraged to participate on the field of athletic competition. ATC is a sanctioned Special Olympics organization and is the only program in a five-county area that offers such a unique approach to athletics where everyone is given the opportunity to become a rising star.

In early 2014, All-Star Training Club became the newest member of the United Disability Services (UDS) family. In his new role, ATC Founder Dan Lancianese will continue to work closely with athletes, families and volunteers to promote the benefits of fun and fitness for everyone.

United Disability Services is celebrating 65 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing opportunities for full participation in the community. For more information about any of our other programs and services visit us at www.udsakron.org.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ATC/UDS PARTNERSHIP BEGINS - REACH PROGRAM


Congratulations to the first two groups to complete the Get - Fit program!
Will you be the next to join?
 
United Disability Services and All-Star Training Club have partnered to provide more athletic, educational and recreational opportunities for everyone! The organizations are excited to announce the launch of REACH—Recreation, Education, Arts, Community and Health. The REACH program provides a uniquely inclusive environment for people with disabilities to participate along with family members and friends in leisure activities that promote self-esteem, sportsmanship, healthy living, creativity and the development of long-lasting friendships.
Beginning in February the program will begin offering a diverse range of classes including craft classes in basic jewelry making, easy knitting, handmade cards, scrapbooking, cupcake decorating and more. Fine Art classes will include the addictive art of Zentangle that uses simple lines, circles and shapes to create abstract, one-of-a-kind tangles; drawing with pencil, drawing with colored pencils, and painting with watercolors.
A physical fitness program has also been designed for the entire family. Get Fit will focus on low-level exercises that will aid in controlling weight, increasing energy and toning all muscle groups. Martial arts will also be offered within each session. Rewards will be presented at the end of each session based on progress.
All levels of abilities are welcome—no experience necessary. Class fees vary, and include instruction and all materials. Family members may participate at a discounted fee. All classes are held at United Disability Services located at 701 South Main Street in Akron; evenings and weekends. For more information, to register for classes or to volunteer, contact Danielle Marino, recreational coordinator, at 330-762-9755, ext. 233, or by email at dmarino@udsakron.org.