Presentation: Edge Effect Fitness

Randy Simpson of Edge Effect Fitness gave a wonderful presentation at our last coalition meeting on May 31. If you weren’t able to attend in person, check out the recording below! Edge Effect offers individual and group training for people seeking to live fully with chronic conditions, those seeking a challenging no-frills approach to fitness, … Read more

Mona Rabie

Mona Rabie working out with gym equipment and an assistant

Mona Rabie, a lively 24-year-old participant in the Overcoming Barriers Fitness Program, undoubtedly makes her mark on all of those around her. Not only does Mona come ready to work out every single week to meet her fitness goals, she brings her positive and witty attitude with her. Even on days when she says she’s … Read more

April 2019 Meeting: 4/29, 12:30pm @ City Hall

Google Street View: Harrisonburg City Hall

Greetings All! We want to remind you of our upcoming coalition meeting on PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME. Feel free to bring your lunch with you and join us. In addition to debriefing last month’s Ability Beats event, we will revisit our strategic plan for 2019 that was agreed upon by the attendees at … Read more

Coalition Self Assessment

Greetings Coalition Members & Interested Parties. THANK YOU for those who have already completed the coalition self-assessment – We value your input and precious time. If you have NOT completed the self-assessment – We need your input! It’s hard to believe the coalition has celebrated its one year anniversary – Our project team and the VA … Read more

Shenandoah County Special Olympics


Since its founding in 1968, Special Olympics continues striving “to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.” This worldwide organization provides “year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate … Read more

Meeting Minutes: January 29, 2019

Minutes – Shenandoah Valley Inclusive Wellness Coalition January 29, 2019 – Harrisonburg City Hall, 12:30-2:00 PM Note takers: Dr. Danette Gibbs Attendees: Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (Heather Denman); Training and Technical Assistance Center, Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership (*Amanda Randall); JMU Office of Disability Services (*Valerie Schoolcraft); Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley (*Tamara … Read more