Below are some resources and tools for self-advocates to help them live a healthier more independent life. All information is developed with input from self-advocates on content and accessiblitiy.
SAO is an innovative website designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities with learning tools, resources and videos to help empower them to live more independent lives. Through The Arc’s HealthMeet project, The University of Minnesota has created 2 online modules relating to health, wellness, and exercise that use accessible text, audio, pictures and video clips to help illustrate key concepts.
1. Taking Care of Myself - Learn how to play an active role in maintaining your own health. This module will explain why it is important to be healthy in all aspects of your life focusing on 4 main parts: Food & Drink, Exercise, Relationships and Feelings.
2. Exercise – Demonstrations of different types of exercises to do to stay healthy that use short video clips showing each exercise, so learners can do it at home along with the video. This module will focus on the 4 main types of activities: Cardiovascular, Strength Training, Flexibility and Everyday Activities.