A UWindsor kinesiology professor has been featured in the latest edition of Community Living Essex County’s Possibilities Newsletter for his work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Chad Sutherland is the founder of the Faculty of Human Kinetics’ Adapted Physical Exercise Research Group, or APEX for short. The program offers physical activity including sports and games for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People supported by Community Living Essex County have participated in the APEX program for the past 12 years.
“I’m pleased to be profiled in this edition of the newsletter,” said Sutherland. “It helps to showcase the University of Windsor’s connection with the community and the services our faculty in particular provides.”
Sutherland joined Community Living Essex County’s board of directors in 2014 and is currently the agency’s first vice-president. The agency lauds Sutherland for his advocacy and hands-on programming.
“Chad is passionate about making exercise an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone,” the agency says in Sutherland’s profile.
In addition to leading APEX together with fellow kinesiology professor Sean Horton, Sutherland specializes in sport and exercise biomechanics, applying his expertise in his role as director of operations and sport performance at the Faculty of Human Kinetics’ Centre for Human Performance and Health.
—Alexis Tadiello and Sarah Sacheli