People with disabilities can find their sport at UT Southwestern expo at UT-Arlington – Dallas News

When people are impaired in some way — visually, physically, cognitively — exercise tends to go by the wayside. But there’s plenty they can do, as they can find out at UT Southwestern’s Adaptive Sports Expo on Oct. 28. 

The free event takes place from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Activities Center. Experts in the medical field as well as athletes will be there to answer questions and to show opportunities in such sports as golf, fencing, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. 

Nearly 40 percent of adults with a disability are obese, and (like everyone) would benefit from exercise. Plus, “to have fun playing sports is huge,” says Dr. Kathleen Bell, chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. “It makes people look at their lives differently.”

Questions? Drop a note to adaptivesports@utsouthwestern.edu.

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