American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

Speaker Information:

Cindy Housner

Cindy Housner is the Founder and Executive Director of Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA), a nationally recognized non-profit organization that provides adaptive and Paralympic sports programs to youth and adults, including veterans, who have a physical or visual disability. Cindy is currently the track coach for Team GLASA, the Games Director for the Great Lakes Regional Games and Adult National Open (2006- present), and is on the Competition Committee for Move United. She was the Co-Leader for Team USA Paralympic Junior World Championships (2019), and for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Foundation, World Junior Games, Team USA (2015, 2018). She is the former Executive Director for the National Wheelchair Ambulatory Sports USA, the former Games Director for the National Junior Disability Championships (2010), and the former Team USA Athletic Manager for the Seoul Paralympic Games. 

Peyton Manigo

Peyton Manigo, will be a senior in high school this year.  Peyton has cerebral palsy and ambulates in a manual chair.   She competes in wheelchair basketball,  field (club), racerunning and has participated in many other sports.   Peyton is an excellent student, and is looking to compete at the collegiate level.  She also has qualified and competed at the US Paralympic Track and Field National Championships.

Mak Nong, is a leg amputee and GLASA’s program manager.  Mak played wheelchair basketball at U of I, Champaign and then professionally overseas in France.  Mak, originally from Californina has participated in adaptive sports throughout his life.   He coaches and oversees a number of GLASA’s adaptive sports’ teams as well as playing adult wheelchair basketball and football.  

Margaret Beaudoin is a young woman who competes in para track and field as well as having participated in other adaptive sports.   Now in her early twenties, Margaret has competed since early grade school.  She lives in Michigan and has competed in meets on a regional, national and international level.  She also has qualified and competed at the US Paralympic Track and Field National Championships.   Margaret competes as an ambulatory athlete and due to cerebral palsy has paralysis on her side effecting her arm and leg.     

Important Dates

November 2022
Abstract Submissions Open

January 31, 2023
Abstract Submissions Deadline

March 27 & 28, 2023
Morning Seminar, Mini Symposia, Free Paper Acceptances Sent Out

April 5, 2023
Poster Acceptances Sent Out

May 8, 2023
Morning Seminar, Mini Symposia, Free Paper Information Sent Out

May 12, 2023
Poster Information Sent Out

May 15, 2023
Registration Opens and Preliminary Program Available

September 10-13, 2023
77th Annual Meeting

September 15, 2023 and October 9, 2023
CME Instructions Sent Out

September 29, 2023 - December 31, 2023
On-Demand Content Available