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Special Needs; Gymnastics; Old Pueblo Gymnastics

A special solution for special needs

A special solution for special needs

When you have a child with special needs, sports can be tricky. Do you tell people about the disability in the hopes of more understanding and sensitivity - even though it means getting stuck with a label? Or do you stay quiet and hope for the best?

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A special solution for special needs

A special solution for special needs

Gymnastics teacher Libby Bishop works with Zachary Wortman, 6, as he goes through a tumble at Old Pueblo Gymnastics Academy. Bishop is also a certified and licensed occupational therapist, working with children 3 to 18 years old. The facility recently added an adaptive gymnastics class for c…

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A special solution for special needs

A special solution for special needs

Aidan LaPointe, 5, does a bear crawl on the parallel bars. Kids enrolled in the program have fun while building up their muscles and coordination.

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A special solution for special needs

A special solution for special needs

Zachary Wortman, 6, left, Ryley Wach, 8, and Aidan LaPointe, 5, have a great time while "doing really great things" for their bodies, says occupational therapist Libby Bishop. Classes in the adaptive gymnastics program are small - three or four kids - with two coaches in charge.

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