My focus is using technology to overcome human limits. As a father of a family with disabilities, this has become my mission and personal journey.

Russ Ewell
Silicon Valley, CA
 

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E-Sports 2020

Russ concludes his time with Greg and Ray discussing the future and potential expansion of E-Sports. Though E-Sports has grown in ways no one could imagine, there is still so much more we can do. We can’t stop pushing for growth until everyone is included and accepted, and must keep setting goals and moving forward towards them until we achieve that. Episode References E-SportsDigital Scribbler“Start Your Own” E-Sports ProgramE-Sports Social Media:FacebookInstagram: @e_sportscaTwitter: @e_SoccerCA ...

Warriors Night: The Noticeable Impact of Inclusion

Continuing their conversation about the progression of E-Sports, Russ talks with Greg and Ray about how the program has grown from just a few kids playing soccer to having about 700-800 kids participating per week across the Bay Area; expanded to multiple countries such as China, Guam, the Philippines, and India; and developed into multiple programs such as E-Soccer, E-Hoops, E-Karate, and, more recently, E-Dance. This growth has gained recognition and attention from...

Organic Inclusion: An E-Sports Update

Russ Ewell sits down with Greg Bodzioch and Ray Kim to discuss the background and growth of E-Sports. What began as an effort to have kids with both typical and special needs play soccer together on a small Foster City field, has now expanded nationally and internationally, and grown into multiple programs, including E-Soccer, E-Hoops, E-Karate, and more, partnering with schools like USF and St. Mary’s. Advocacy and inclusion for people with special...

The Digital Scribbler Podcast: Disability & Technology Introduction

Introduction Hello all, my name is Russ Ewell, and this is The Digital Scribbler Podcast. In this episode, I will introduce myself and provide a little background for both myself and what this podcast will cover during season one, I will also discuss reasons for doing this podcast and what I wish will come of it. As a father of two sons with disabilities, I have both a deep and personal connection to disability advocacy....

How To Implement The 5 Levels of Inclusion and Change Your Life in The Process

Inclusion isn't always easy. Even though it is a lifestyle we believe everyone should excel towards sometimes we feel unequipped in how to comprehensively include those with Special Needs. But inclusion isn't just a program it is a accumulation of moments that are seized. Those moments when you notice someone wants to be included or you see an opportunity to include someone. It can be as simple as treating a special needs family...

The 5 Levels of Inclusion & Why Inclusion Matters In Society

The 5 Levels of Inclusion is an inclusion philosophy developed by Russ Ewell years ago to help guide people on how true inclusion is a holistic approach. Russ sits down with his friend Greg Bodzioch and San Jose State University student Jackson Schaefer, who is studying Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities for his Kinesiology degree and has been a coach in the inclusive soccer program E-Soccer for the past 5 years. Their discussion is...

The Origin of E-Soccer, an Inclusive Sports Program

Digital Scribbler has launched its pilot episode discussing the benefits and necessity of creating an inclusive environment for everyone. The founders of the internationally known inclusive program, E-Soccer, Russ Ewell and Greg Bodzioch, discuss how they went about beginning the program. With the “e” standing for “exceptional,” E-Soccer was meant to bridge the gap between children with special needs and their neurotypical peers. Since its start in 2001, the program has exponentially grown, expanding...

LeBron Assists Special Needs!

[caption id="attachment_172" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Shoes Designed By LeBron James for those with Special Needs[/caption] This NBA 2016 season the Golden State Warriors are the talk of the town.  Lead by Stephen Curry they are playing the game at a historic level, and for many Curry is the best and most charismatic player in the NBA. This leaves LeBron James a bit in the shadows, which is strange since we haven't seen a player of his...

My Son, His Friends, and an Inclusive Film

"Art is the Queen of all sciences communicating knowledge to all the generations of the world." Leonardo da Vinci The scientific discovery and technological wizardry of the 21st century can obscure the power of art.  Science may discover and even breakthrough, but only art makes the eye twinkle and the heart beat. The twinkling of my eye and beating of my heart were pronounced when I heard about my son, his friends, and a new film...

5 Questions about Social Stories?

I was inspired when Tim Carmody wrote "What's Wrong With Education Cannot Be Fixed with Technology" for Wired Magazine.  He outlined some of the ideas Steve Jobs had about textbooks.  This was before iBooks Author was in the mainstream.   I hoped parents of special needs children could use this tool to develop Social Stories.   This is my quote from the story. Let’s take just one stakeholder example: students with disabilities, as well...

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