Description:

Olympics athletes need to have extraordinary vision and the same goes for the ones competing in Special Olympics. This course will take a dive into how health promotion on nutrition and the visual impairments that people with intellectual disability (ID) face especially as they continue to get older. With more awareness we can aim to improve the quality of life and long-term health of Special Olympics athletes and people with ID through healthy behaviors, screenings and medical referrals when appropriate.

Course Code:

AOA202-PB

Speaker(s):

Vittorio Mena, O.D.
menavitt@gmail.com

Sandra Block, O.D.
SBlock@ico.edu

Credits:

1

AOA Expiration Date:

3/3/2025

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