KEEN USA Symposium Speakers

Steve Ettinger, Don Rosenstein,
Elliott Portnoy, Bob Lujano

Symposium

Mom, I Want to Play!

On Friday, October 23, 2016, KEEN USA held a symposium. Entitled, "Mom, I Want to Play!" the symposium focused on the need for fitness programs for kids with disabilities in light of the greater childhood obesity epidemic, with which kids with disabilities are disproportionately affected. Held at and sponsored by Dentons, Inclusion Advocate Bob Lujano was the keynote speaker, and Fitness Trainer and KEEN volunteer Steve Ettinger was the featured speaker. KEEN Founder Elliott Portnoy convened the day, and the afternoon's panel was moderated by Donald Rosenstein, MD, a KEEN parent and past president of KEEN's Greater DC affiliate. Panelists included Cheryl Richardson - Senior Director of programs for SHAPE America, Janice Williams - Senior Vice President for program development at the National Capital YMCA, and Kate Hurson - Executive Director KEEN USA, about opportunities and barriers to fitness programs for youth with disabilities.

KEEN USA Symposium Speakers

Steve Ettinger, Don Rosenstein,
Elliott Portnoy, Bob Lujano

Opening Remarks: Elliott Portnoy

Featured Speaker: Steve Ettinger

Keynote Speaker: Bob Lujano

Featured Speaker: Steve Ettinger

Interlude: KEEN Athlete-led Session

Panel Discussion, Donald Rosenstein, MD, Moderator

Special Olympics Speaker: Garrett Barnes

Panel Discussion, Donald Rosenstein, MD, Moderator