On Feb. 24, some special deliveries were made all over Adams County, Each county school received an adaptive bicycle that were acquired through a grant with the NACDD (National Association of Chronic Disease Directors), which was written through the Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition.
Liz Lafferty, Grant Partner Coach and Superintendent of the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Lavonne McCoy, Grant Lead Coach, made the deliveries to some very excited students. The MEAC in Manchester also received an adaptive bike for community use.
The intent of this grant was to get children with disabilities inclusive opportunities within regular classes such as Physical Education and after-school programs. Both Ohio Valley Local and the Manchester Boards of Education supported the grant and approved policies to support the use of adaptive equipment within their school districts.
The photos here show students from West Union Elementary and North Adams taking their adaptive bikes for a test drive.