Join “Special Needs Long Island,” the radio program focused on the Special Needs Community, as we feature
Tammie Topel, Founder/President K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. and David Flood, K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. Board Member
Monday, December 19th at 6:30pm.
K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Foundation which was established in 2009. K.I.D.S. Plus provides therapeutic recreation and developmental sports programs to children with special needs. Physical activity can promote self-esteem, increase general levels of happiness, and can lead to positive social outcomes, all highly beneficial outcomes for individuals with autism and other disabilities. For those with disabilities who are able to participate in team sports, this presents an opportunity to develop social relationships among teammates and learn how to recognize the social cues required for successful performance on the field or court. However, individuals that prefer individual sports such as running or swimming that do not rely as heavily on social cues may still benefit from the positive attributes of physical activity while forming social relationships with coaches or trainers.