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Program Coordinator for the Mission Parks and Recreation.
Northwest Missouri State University in Health Physical Ed & Recreation, President, and Founding Board Member of Midwest Adaptive Sports.
Through the Healthy Communities Grant from the Health Forward Foundation, Stan runs the program Educate the Educators which comes into Physical Education classes to introduce students to an athlete with disabilities who tells his or her personal story. Sports wheelchairs are provided for part of the class so students, with and without disabilities, may play wheelchair basketball while the other students are blindfolded and guided through a game of “goalball.” A few students are asked to experience what it is like to use a wheelchair during their lunch period and at the conclusion, pre- and post-survey assessments are given to assess teacher and student learning about adaptive sports.
The objective of the program is to show middle and high school Physical Education teachers how they can develop strategies for increased knowledge, awareness, and inclusion of all students with and without disabilities. The program also provides information about sports programs and accessible venues for students with disabilities in the metropolitan area.
Stan Weston has been in adaptive sports and recreation for 15 years. Married 50 years, Stan has 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and is an avid Royals fan.
The ASGKC Regional Roundtable is an initiative supported by a grant from the Health Forward Foundation awarded to The Whole Person. Adaptive/accessible sports stakeholders (nonprofit organizations, agencies, and businesses) from throughout the bi-state metro area gather together and are invited to share information and work collaboratively for greater access to sports & recreation for people with all types of disabilities.