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Sports, Recreation & Fitness

Please find here an extensive and detailed compendium including information related to paralympic and non-paralympic adaptive sports for individuals who have sustained a SCI. The information provided is organized by state. Additional resources include adaptive equipment, national organizations, pediatric sports, recreational, virtual, and exercise/fitness classes. A brief overview of the organization, the sports that are offered and the contact information including email, phone number and location is provided for each organization. The information contained within these materials are informed suggestions prepared by graduate Occupational Therapy students from Stony Brook University. These are not professional recommendations. You should not rely on the information within this document as a basis for treatment or replacement of professional recommendations. Any reliance that you place on any of these materials or information is strictly at your own risk.

1. US Adaptive Sports by State

1.1. Alabama

1. University of Alabama Adapted Athletics 

  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Overview: For a combined 13 national championships, UA’s Adapted Athletics program includes men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball In addition, UA students with disabilities can participate in non-competitive sporting options designed to improve the recreation experience on campus for all students.

  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

2. Lakeshore Foundation

  • Aquatics, yoga, strengthening/toning, balance, Tai Chi, Zumba, Tennis, Cycling, Golf, Powerlifting, Road racing, Track and field, Triathlon training
  • Overview: We constantly work to use our time, energy, expertise, and resources to be a leader in addressing the needs of people within our mission while developing new opportunities for a lifelong path to wellness. We want that experience to extend beyond our doors and our campus, and we want that experience to be grounded in clear evidence that we are indeed having a positive impact on those we serve. There was a time when the majority of Lakeshore’s work was thought to be contained within our beautiful campus. Now, with the vision to “Improve the lives of people with physical disability around the world,” our opportunity, our reach, and indeed our obligation goes beyond our walls and our grounds. There are no limits. Our approach is now more expansive in our three pillars of activity, research, and advocacy. As we look to the future, each step we take is grounded in creating an inclusive society that truly benefits everyone, and we are committed to doing the hard work that it will take to make that a reality.

  • Location: 4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209

3. Auburn University Office of Accessibility

  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Overview: Our mission is to offer equal recreation and athletic opportunities to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities at Auburn University while promoting health, wellness, and disability awareness to all. To accomplish this mission the Office of Accessibility and the School of Kinesiology have collaborated to lead the adaptive sports movement here on campus. We believe that all people, regardless of age, race, religion, creed, gender, or disability should have access to the joys and benefits of physical activity.
  • Location: 1228 Haley Center Auburn University, Alabama 36849

4. Adaptive Aquatics

  • Water skiing, wake sports
  • Overview: Adaptive Aquatics provides instruction through comprehensive clinics and workshops. With the use of specialized equipment and expert instruction, Adaptive Aquatics opens avenues to greater independence and allows people to experience the excitement and thrill of water sports that many people with disabilities did not think were possible. Adaptive Aquatics teaches experienced and new skiers.
  • Link:https://www.adaptiveaquatics.org/ 


  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 473 Paradise Cove Lane Wilsonville, AL  35186


5. Alabama Handicapped Sportsmen

  • Fishing, hunting
  • Overview: Alabama Handicapped Sportsmen offers adaptive sports for individuals with disabilities. Hunting, fishing, outdoor referral and information, and peer support.
  • Location: 11802 Creighton Avenue Northport, AL 35475

6. United States Quad Rugby Association  

  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Overview: The United States Quad Rugby Association exists to provide opportunity, support, and structure for competitive wheelchair rugby to people with disabilities. We are here to help people get involved in the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world.
  • Contact:
  • Location: 4000 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209



1.2. Alaska

  1. Challenge Alaska
  • Skiing, Snowboarding, ParaSwimming, Para Ice Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Soccer, ParaCycling, Track & Field, ParaArcher
  • Overview: Challenge Alaska improves the lives of people with disabilities, their families and the whole community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation, and education. Participation in Challenge Alaska's programs helps people break down the barriers that may exist for them in many aspects of life. We accomplish this by building confidence and security, creating an infrastructure for support, increasing mobility, and improving health. Challenge Alaska's mission promotes education, social development and involvement, employment, and the ultimate goal of independence.
  • Link: http://www.challengealaska.org 
  • Contact Information
    • Phone: 907-344-7399
    • Email: Adaptive Ski & Snowboard School: jeremy@challengealaska.org or for General Questions: nate@challengealska.org
  • Location: 3350 Commercial Drive, Suite 208 Anchorage, AK 99501
  • Anchorage School District: Paralympics 

2. Anchorage School District: Paralympics 

  • Wheelchair Basketball & Power Soccer
  • Overview: This program offers skills comparable to those an able-bodied athlete would receive from their school-based basketball and soccer teams. While the ultimate goal of each athlete is set personally, this model allows them to access the training and development to pursue their goals into college, regional, national, and international competitions if that is their desired goal.
  • Link: https://www.asdk12.org/Page/5456 
  • Contact Information
    • Phone: 907-742-4000
  • Location: 5530 E Northern Lights Boulevard Anchorage, AK 99504 

 


1.3. Arizona

1. Ability 360

  • Badminton, Baseball, Basketball/Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia; Curling, Cycling, Dance, Goalball, Golf, Hiking, Kayaking, Martial Arts, Paddle Boarding, Pickleball, Power Lifting, Rock Climbing, Running/Wheelchair Racing, Scuba, Soccer/ Power Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis/Wheelchair Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball/ Sit Volleyball, Wheelchair Rugby, Yoga
  • Overview: Ability 360 provides exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic, and fitness programs that promote the independence, health, and overall well-being of people with disabilities and their family members. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 602 386-4566
  • Location: 5031 East Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

2. Arizona Disabled Sports

  • Air Rifle, Archery, Bocce, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cycling, Dragon Boat Racing, Floor Hockey, Golf, Kayaking, Power Soccer, Skiing, Tennis, Swimming, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Zumba 
  • Overview: Arizona Disabled is a community that creates opportunities that empower individuals of all abilities through sports and recreation.
  • Contact Information: 
  • Location: 59 E. Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85210

3. North Arizona Adaptive Sports Association 

  • Alpine/ Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding
  • Overview: NAASA started this program because the director, Alex Davenport, wanted to allow everyone a chance to go down the slopes, regardless of their disability. This organization has highly trained staff as well as equipment anyone needs to get started.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 1903 Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
4. Arizona Adaptive Water Sports

  • Fishing, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Water skiing
  • Overview: Arizona Adaptive Watersports serves children ages 3 and up and adults with physical and cognitive challenges. In order to participate in sports, except fishing and boating, one needs to be 1-year post injury, unless cleared by your doctor. Family, friends, and caregivers are more than welcome to attend for the day with no additional charge.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: (602)- 228- 3660
  • Location: 1000 S Meadow Ranch Lane, Dewey, AZ 86327

5. Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports 

  • Hand Cycling, Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports believes in adaptation and achieving. This organization is a nonprofit, volunteer driven adaptive sports organization that was formed in 2017, that connects and inspires people to get involved and get active.
  • Contact Information: 
  • Location: PO Box 43062, Tucson, AZ 85733

1.4. Arkansas

1. Benton Hear of Arkansas

  • Basketball, Dance, Swim, T-Ball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Overview: This Adaptive Sports Camp program provides a variety of adaptive recreational volleyball activities for those in the community with physical or cognitive disabilities with their families. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 501-776-5900
  • Location: 114 S. East Street Benton, AR 72015




2. Ozark Adaptive Sports Association

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby
  • Overview: Ozark Adaptive Sports Association (OZASA) is a nonprofit organization that benefits people with disabilities in the Greater Northwest Arkansas area who wish to stay physically active.
  • Link: https://www.ozasa.org/
  • Contact Information:

    • Phone: 479-274-8315

    • Mailing Address: PO Box 1265, Rogers, AR 72757



1.5. California

1. Achieve Tahoe

  • Hiking, paddle sports, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, jet-skiing, adaptive skiing, adaptive snowboarding
  • Overview: Achieve Tahoe was started in 1967 by Jim Winthers, a World War II Veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and Director of the Soda Springs Ski School. He brought together a group of Vietnam Veterans with disabilities and they taught themselves how to ski and found ways to adapt equipment to do so. At the time, adaptive sports equipment did not exist. The experience was so positive, Jim felt that the community could benefit from a formalized program that helped more people. We are proud to be the founding chapter of MoveUnited (formerly Disabled Sports USA) and have employees and volunteers who were the pioneers in the adaptive sports world. Today, Achieve Tahoe provides year-round outdoor recreation activities for people with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities. We can serve just about anyone with any disability. We focus on health, confidence, and independence so that the experience people have with us is long-lasting and carries over into other areas of their life.

  • Location: 2680 Alpine Meadows Road, CA 961462.

2. Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

  • Sailing
  • Overview: Our keelboat fleet includes five keelboats, each specially rigged and equipped with adaptive features to make sailing the San Francisco Bay possible for people with disabilities. Additionally, we have 27 Hansa Dinghies, ranging in size from 8 to 14 feet long, all of which are specifically designed for people with disabilities. Some of these are equipped with servo motors so that people with severe physical disabilities can sail solo. BAADS serves approximately 15-50 participants each weekend who range in age, experience and disabilities. Some participants have never sailed before and some have been sailing all their lives. Through our weekend programs, participants learn to sail by themselves or with a partner in the small boat program and/or as part of a crew in the keelboat program. BAADS is an all-volunteer organization. We run all our programs through volunteers and couldn’t function without a dedicated crew. Because we rely on volunteers, we invest a significant amount of time and effort in training our volunteers so they have knowledge of sailing and our equipment. 
  • Location: South Beach Harbor Pier 40, The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94107

3. Bay Outreach and Recreation Program 

  • Adaptive cycling, wheelchair basketball, golfball, power soccer, dance, yoga, strengthening and conditioning
  • Overview: Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs. At BORP, we believe that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access, and we continually strive to make this a reality. BORP is headquartered in Berkeley, California and is the leading provider and promoter of accessible sports and recreation opportunities for children and adults with physical disabilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to our high-quality innovative sports and recreation programs, our expert staff provides advocacy, training, referrals and consultation services and have helped initiate adaptive sports programs in several other cities across the state. BORP also conducts disability awareness training and adaptive sports exhibitions for a variety of community agencies and serves as a valuable resource to physical therapists, rehabilitation hospitals, parks and recreation departments and related organizations.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 3075 Adeline Street, Suite 200 Berkeley, CA 94703-2578
4. Break the Barriers, Inc.
  • Archery, dance, gymnastics, strengthening and conditioning, tumbling, martial arts
  • Overview: Celebrating awareness and victories of all abilities, ethnicities, and ages through exceptional programs, outreach, and inclusion education. Break the Barriers shall continually maintain and improve inclusive programs through ability awareness, outreach, and education. With performances, assemblies, conferences, workshops, and clinics, Break the Barriers will promote integrated sports, health and fitness, performing arts, and aquatics programs. We have been given a stewardship of influence in the world of inclusion. Therefore, Break The Barriers is dedicated to accelerating awareness, understanding, acceptance, and education for all people with various abilities. We value each person equally, recognizing that we all have abilities and disabilities. By collaborating our efforts, we work hard to ensure that every child and adult achieves success. We exist through the many blessings that we receive as a non-profit corporation; therefore, we are committed to being good stewards of the wealth.

  • Location: Belle Cooledge Community Center 5699 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822

5. Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • Aquatics, adapted cycling, adapted golf, adapted kayaking, accessible yoga, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby
  • Overview: Our mission is to serve our community with excellence, integrity, and compassion. Every day we touch thousands of lives in many different ways, resolute in our mission to put patients first. We take pride in helping our patients get back to living their lives - in the places they love. All programs include instruction and play. Programs are held on the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus.

  • Location: Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital 400 W. Pueblo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105

6. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra 

  • Paddlesports, paralympic training, skiing, snowboarding, biathlon training, marathon training, kayaking, biking, climbing, fishing
  • Overview:  Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families by: offering year-round outdoor sports and activities creating inspiring challenges providing expert instruction and adaptive equipment rallying the community to comfortably accommodate people with disabilities. DSES has adaptive equipment to fulfill everyone’s winter and summer dreams: gliding down a snow-covered mountainside, cruising on a cycle or skimming over a placid lake. Activities are customized to each individual; one-on-one or in a group. Our goal is for everyone to be active year-round! DSES makes the outdoors accessible and affordable

  • Location: 1 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

7. Far West Wheelchair Sports

  • Strengthening and conditioning, adapted bowling, archery, power wheelchair soccer, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis
  • Overview: The mission of Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association (FWWAA) is to develop, promote, and organize community based sport and recreation programs for individuals of all ages with various physical disabilities. FWWAA supports the philosophy of recognizing an individual’s abilities, rather than focusing on their disability. Our exceptional staff and coaches provide the necessary tools to empower our athletes by teaching independence, positive self-worth and self-efficacy.  FWWAA fosters these ideals by offering adaptive sporting programs to the community, similar to the opportunities offered to the able-bodied population. FWWAA programs increase athletes social, psychological, and physical well-being. These programs cater to a wide array of physical disabilities including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation, visual impairments, muscular dystrophy, and other neuromuscular impairments.

  • Location: 3369 Union Ave San Jose, CA 95124
8. High Fives Foundation

  • All outdoor sports
  • Overview: High Fives offers four grant cycles a year open to individuals who sustained an injury from an outdoor sport. One of these four cycles is open to individuals who have been injured through accidents who are applying for adaptive equipment. Based on the athlete’s goals, individuals can choose to work towards a specific sport or overall health and wellness.
  • Location: Truckee, CA

9. LA Kings Sled Hockey

  • Sled hockey
  • Overview: Sledge hockey (known as sled hockey in the United States) is a sport that was designed to allow participants who have a physical disability to play the game of ice hockey. It is currently one of the most popular sports in the Paralympic Games. We follow all the regular ice hockey rules. The difference is in the equipment. We us a sled and 2 modified hockey sticks to move around the ice. The sticks for ice sled hockey players have a curved blade (similar to regular ice hockey) at one end, and sharp picks at the opposite end of the blade for maneuvering and propulsion. Movement is achieved by using the metal teeth as a means to grip the ice and push one forward. Sled hockey is a sport that totally integrates players with mobility limitations, amputees and able-bodied players with knee, leg or hip injuries that limit participation in standard hockey. Teams are organized by Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Seniors.
  • Link: http://kings.ice.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=105492

  • Location: 10540 Magnolia Ave. Suite A, Riverside, CA

10. PossAbilities at Loma Linda University 

  • Adaptive baseball, wheelchair basketball, adaptive flag football, cycling, adaptive swimming, adaptive winter sports
  • Overview: PossAbilities seeks to provide all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to discover the boundless ways to find joy and satisfaction in a meaningful life. We feel strongly that every individual has the opportunity to make their community a better place. Leadership comes from the disabled and the able-bodied alike, working together to enable and empower one another. Turning this leadership into action requires knowledge. PossAbilities is providing the following statistics in an effort to help educate our community about the many social disparities often facing individuals with disabilities. By creating awareness we hope to provide knowledge that will help everyone become better advocates for the disabled and to help share our vision nationwide
  • Location: 25455 Barton Rd., Suite 109A Loma Linda, CA. 92354

11. Riekes Center for Human Enhancement

  • Strengthening and conditioning, archery, aquatics, baseball
  • Overview: Our mission is to provide each student with the best possible opportunity to define and accomplish individual goals, build character and learn transferable life skills through Creative Arts, Athletic Fitness and Nature Awareness, in an environment of non-judgment and mutual respect. We provide these opportunities regardless of the student’s ability to pay, or ability to perform. Each person’s uniqueness and potential is celebrated.
  • Location: 3455 Edison Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025

12. Shared Adventures 

  • Scuba diving, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, yoga, dance
  • Overview: We create opportunities to enjoy arts and social interaction, as well as engage with the natural environment through outdoor recreation. Our diverse Calendar of Activities includes kayaking, art classes, surfing, trips to local venues, sailing, indoor rock-climbing, river rafting, dance parties with live music, archery, camping trips, whale watching, bowling, horseback riding, table tennis and much more. We are always searching for new, fun activities to add to our calendar, so keep checking back for updates! Our goal is to offer opportunities for social and recreational interaction for disabled people, and thereby encourage: Personal growth, development, and self-confidence. Cooperation, decision-making, and leadership skills. Outdoor skills and environmental awareness. Improved quality of life and level of happiness. We are the only program in Santa Cruz County that offers a year-round calendar of recreational events that is completely inclusive! We cater to people of all walks of life, including age, disability, and our veterans.
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95061

13. Triumph Foundation

  • Handcycling, adapted snow and water skiing, wheelchair hockey, basketball, rugby, racquetball, 5Ks, wheelchair shooting, curling
  • Overview: Triumph Foundation's mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCI) to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. Triumph Foundation works to minimize the obstacles that one faces after suffering traumatic injury. Triumph Foundation provides resources, hope and security to people living with paralysis – not just initially when the injury occurs, but as a lifelong support network. Additionally, we hold events that are a captivating force within the entire community. We are the go-to organization for people living with mobility impairments in Southern California.
  • Location: 27811 Avenue Hopkins Unit 5 Valencia, CA 91355

14. United States Driving for the Disabled (USDFD)

  • Para-equestrian Carriage Driving
  • Overview: The USDFD is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of physically challenged individuals throughout the US and Canada by providing the experience of driving horses in a challenging environment. Our mission is to provide the extraordinary benefit of therapeutic driving to as many people as possible through sharing knowledge, experience, and serving as a resource for innovations in adaptive equipment for drivers, trainers, and programs offering carriage driving. USDFD fosters opportunities for drivers to compete in national and international amateur competitions by training and providing financial support for Team USA.

15. United States Adaptive Recreation Center

  • Adaptive skiing, adaptive snowboarding, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, fishing, mountain biking 
  • Overview: The United States Adaptive Recreation Center is committed to guiding people with disabilities toward the creation and affirmation of rewarding lifestyles by: Facilitating challenging and adventurous recreational programming. Enabling achievement with superior instruction and personnel. Confronting limitations resolutely and educationally. Developing independence through a cooperative reliance on others. Providing resources for sustained participation with peers. Creating awareness throughout the community.
  • Location: 43101 Goldmine Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

16. Balanced Connections Adaptive Equestrian Program

  • Equestrian
  • Overview: Balanced Connections provides clients with a complete horsemanship and riding education in an atmosphere that provides physical and emotional development. They provide adaptive and therapeutic riding lessons. Our mission at Balanced Connections is to provide clients with complete horsemanship and riding education in an atmosphere that allows for physical and emotional development and learning through work with horses. We provide adaptive riding lessons, therapeutic riding lessons, equine-facilitated psychotherapy, and more.
  • Location: Arroyo Grande, CA

17. Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center (LOARC)

  • Equestrian 
  • Overview: LOARC is dedicated to healing the mind, body, and spirit through therapeutic riding and horsemanship. Our 10,000 square foot covered arena’s walls and ceiling are constructed of redwood taken from the tear down of the Scotia Lumber Mill in Humboldt County, California. These magnificent redwoods give the arena an open air feeling while protecting the riders from the sun or rain so that our operations and riding sessions are never cancelled due to weather. LOARC offices, feed room, tack room and grooming facilities round out the rooms in the barn. Similar to the arena, the barn is also principally constructed of redwood from the Scotia Lumber Mill. Both buildings are protected with a fire sprinkler system connected to an onsite 78,000 gallon water storage tank and additional water supply through the ranch’s water storage system. Both buildings are also protected from power outages by an onsite generator system.
  • Location: Felton, CA

18. Central California Adaptive 

  • Paddleboarding, hiking, yoga, fly-fishing, kayaking, rock climbing, sit-skiing, stand-skiing, ski biking, cross country skiing, mountaineering, snowshoeing
  • Overview: Located in the Central Sierra Nevada, the Central California Adaptive Sports Center (CCASC) brings outdoor adventure programs to persons with disabilities. We welcome individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds. CCASC provides year-round adaptive recreation and adventure programming. Our programs incorporate the latest equipment and therapeutic recreation practices, facilitate activities in a professional manner, and collaborate with other organizations, with the goal of providing programming that has a lasting impact on the quality of our participant's lives. CCASC's programs invite the participation of family and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives, and have a positive enduring effect on confidence, health, independence, and overall well-being.
  • Location: 
    • Summer Headquarters: 41441 Tollhouse Road Shaver Lake, CA 93664
    • Winter Headquarters: China Peak Mountain Resort Lakeshore, CA 93634

19. Ability First Sports 

  • Archery, baseball, boccia, bowling, cycling, football, golf, ropes course, running/wheelchair racing, skateboarding, soccer/ power soccer, softball, swimming, tennis/ wheelchair tennis, volleyball/ sit volleyball, water skiing, wheelchair rugby
  • Overview: Ability First Sports began in 1985 at California State University, Chico through the Physical Education Department to educate and train physical education professionals to proactively include adapted sports and recreation in schools. As a leader in the industry, Ability First emerged as an annual summer youth sports camp to develop recreational and athletic opportunities for youth with physical disabilities. Since then, Ability First Sports has provided sports instruction and training to over 1,000 wheelchair athletes in the Western U.S. who can benefit from sports instruction to develop an active and healthy lifestyle. After over 30 years of coaching youth in adapted sports, Ability First Sports is positioned as a regional leader for adapted sports summer camp experiences where youth learn to develop an active lifestyle through sports instruction and coaching. Over the next few years, Ability First Sports is developing a destination adapted sports campus to bring wheelchair athletes year-round experiences to develop independence, endurance, strength and leadership in their communities for health & wellness.  Ability FIrst continues to train families to advocate for equal participation and inclusion in sports and recreation.
  • Location: 1441 Oakridge Dr. Chico, CA, 95920

20. Angel City Sports

  • Archery, badminton, wheelchair basketball, boccia, canoeing, cheer, fencing, golfball, golf, martial arts, powerlifting, rowing, running/wheelchair racing, skateboarding, sled hockey, table tennis, wheelchair tennis/tennis, track and field, triathlon, volleyball/sit volley
  • Overview: Angel City Sports began in June 2013 when Clayton and Ezra Frech were on the track at the Endeavor Games in Oklahoma City and asked the question, "Why do we need to come to tornado alley to run, jump, and throw things? Why aren't there more programs in Southern California?" This began our journey to create the Angel City Games, Southern California’s own multi-sport Paralympic style competition and celebration of Adaptive Sports. Today we're offering a year-round schedule of introductory adaptive sport clinics, giving athletes opportunities to participate, learn and train in a variety of sports. We've expanded the Angel City Games from two to four days, adding new sport clinics and competitions including Archery, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Track & Field, and Wheelchair Basketball. We're building an inventory of Adaptive Sports equipment to be loaned or rented to other programs and individuals who want to get into the game. As more participants join us throughout the year at clinics and events we look forward to learning about their goals and aspirations to participate in Adaptive Sports.
  • Location: 2355 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064

21. Handicapped Scuba Association 

  • Scuba diving 
  • Overview: The Handicapped Scuba Association has dedicated itself to improving the physical and social well-being of people with disabilities through the sport of scuba diving. To improve the health and fitness of people with disabilities by challenging their physical abilities and endurance. To improve the quality of life of people with disabilities by providing opportunities to actively participate in a mainstream sport. To "level the playing field" between people with disabilities and their able bodied peers by facilitating access to a sport that they, and others, thought was not possible; To motivate people with disabilities into pursuing other life challenges (education, employment, travel, sports) by allowing them to achieve at a sport that many people cannot. To profile the abilities and potential of people with disabilities to mainstream society. Made up of over 4000 underwater educators, scuba divers with disabilities and supporting members, located in over 45 countries, the Handicapped Scuba Association is dedicated to assuring that people with disabilities are given the same opportunity to receive quality training, certification and dive adventures as the able bodied population.
  • Contact Information: 
    • Phone: 949- 498-4540
  • Locations: 1102 El Prado San Clemente, CA 92672
















1.6. Colorado

1. Adaptive Adventures

  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cycling, Dragon Boat Racing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Rock Climbing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Rafting
  • Overview: Adaptive Adventures offers a unique mobile program. Unlike site based adaptive sports programs, Adaptive Adventures travels the country with 15 trailers filled with adaptive equipment providing programs to underserved areas of the country. Adaptive Adventures provides programs in 30 states, collaborating with over 150 community partners across the country including; rehab hospitals, park districts, VA medical centers, military hospitals, veteran service organizations, and other adaptive sports programs. We believe in FREEDOM through Mobility for our participants and in our program structure.

2. Adaptive Sports Association

  • Adaptive Snowboarding, Skiing, Sit Skiing, Cycling, Rifton Cycling, Flawwater Canoeing, Kayaking & Rafting
  • Overview: Adaptive Sports Association’s programs help to enrich and transform the lives of people with disabilities through sports and recreation. By working with participants to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a supportive environment, ASA helps participants explore possibilities. Through sports and recreation, participants meet positive role models, increase socialization skills, improve physical fitness and combat depression. Personalities blossom and self-esteem soars as our students challenge themselves physically and emotionally and experience success.
  • Location: 47 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301

3. Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte

  • Skiing, Snowboarding, Nordic Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snowshoeing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Cycling, Hike, Rock Climbing
  • Overview: The Adaptive Sports Center’s objective is to set the standard of excellence for adaptive recreation and adventure programming. Through providing year-round activities the ASC will focus on being the model in adaptive adventure recreation. By incorporating the latest therapeutic recreation practices, professional facilitation, and utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we will provide programming that has a lasting impact on the quality of our participants' lives.
  •  Location:
    • Winter Sports: 19 Emmons Road Mount Crested Butte, CO 81225
    • Summer Sports: 325 Belleview Ave. Crested Butte, CO 81224

4. Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center

  • Adaptive Skiing, Adaptive Snowboarding, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Overview: THE MISSION OF BRECKENRIDGE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER IS TO EXPAND THE POTENTIAL OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS THROUGH MEANINGFUL, EDUCATIONAL, AND INSPIRING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.
  • Location: 655 S. Park Ave. Breckenridge, CO 80424

5. Challenge Aspen 

  • Rafting, Hiking, Fishing, Archery, Horseback Riding, Sailing, Bowling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Dog Sledding
  • Overview: Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Challenge Aspen creates life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life.
  • Location: Snowmass Village, CO 81615

6. City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation

  • Boxing, Adaptive Cycling, Boccia, Archery, Adaptive Golf, Whitewater Rafting, Adaptive Kayaking, Paddleboarding
  • Overview: The Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP) provides opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to acquire skills that enable them to participate in leisure experiences of their choice and enhance their abilities to function within a community setting.
  • Location: 1315 East Pikes Peak Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80909

7. Colorado Discover Ability

  • Skiing & Cycling
  • Overview: We create year-round adaptive recreation experiences for people with disabilities We provide independent participation, unique experiences, and enriching opportunities for recreators, and volunteers alike. Our programs are like no other... because our PEOPLE are like no other.
  • Location: 601 Struthers Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81502

8. Community Saling of Colorado

  • Adaptive Sailing
  • Overview: We're Community Sailing of Colorado, a nonprofit organization promoting fun, learning, and growth through the sport of sailing in Colorado. We focus on teaching new skills and empower our sailors to be an active participant. This is not going for a sailboat ride as you are at the helm. Our fleet can handle all types of sailors from first-timers to those looking for a new experience. Our dockside lift (at Cherry Creek Reservoir) can set you in the water with ease to ensure safe passage. We have our fleet of Access 303 Sailboats, and RS Venture Keel 18’s.
  • Location: 4800 S Dayton St Greenwood Village, CO 80111

 9. National Sports Center for the Disabled

  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski-Biking, Cross Country Skiing, River Rafting, Archery/Air Gun, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Horseback Riding
  • Overview: The NSCD offers adaptive lessons for individuals and groups of people with disabilities in a variety of action sports, adventure sports, and competitive programs. Athletes with any physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral diagnosis can participate in sports and recreation programs year-round in Colorado’s Front Range and mountains. The NSCD’s recreational athletes build self-confidence and improve overall health in programs such as skiing, rock climbing, paddle sports, and therapeutic horseback riding. The NSCD’s competition program offers a way for independent athletes to compete at an elite level in international alpine and Nordic competitions and to thrive in the camaraderie of the NSCD team environment.
  • Location: 1801 Mile High Stadium Circle Denver, CO 80204 

10. STARS Steamboat Springs

  • Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Archery, Cycling, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Paddle Sports, Water Skiing 
  • Overview: We believe that adaptive recreation can positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.  STARS programs help individuals to discover the outdoors and teach skills to overcome health challenges as well as develop confidence, self-esteem, and independence. We use skiing, cycling, therapeutic horseback riding, kayaking, and other activities to empower people with disabilities. Through these activities, we help to reduce depression and isolation while helping to increase physical activity, self-sufficiency, and hope in our participants. We believe that through our programs that we help to strengthen families and communities and advance individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. 
  • Location: 35465 US Hwy 40 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

 11. Telluride Sports Program

  • Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Nordic Skiing, Ice Climbing, Heli-Skiing, Fishing, Bikin, Bocce Ball, Horseback Riding, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, SUP Boarding, Hiking, Mountain Biking
  • Overview: During the winter, we accomplish our mission of empowerment and challenge mainly through our adaptive ski school, providing tailored and individualized lessons daily throughout the season.  In addition, specialty programs, such as a Special Olympics race team, backcountry hut trips, and military-oriented camps take place all winter long.  Our participants, whether a first-time stand-up skier, or a veteran trees and bumps mono-skier, benefit greatly from our professionally trained instructors who are able to properly assess the student, incorporate appropriate adaptive equipment, and provide instruction or guiding services. Summer finds TASP offering an even larger breadth of opportunities from off-road handcycle adventures set in the dramatic Moab desert, to rock climbing amongst the snowcapped peaks of Telluride.  Just as with winter programming, TASP proudly provides scholarship opportunities to those in financial need and supports local communities by providing regional-specific programming and opportunities.  As a further commitment to the community and our mission of inspiring, TASP conducts disability awareness training for local school-aged youth in order to promote awareness and educate the next generation about the limitless potentials of adaptive recreation.
  • Location: Telluride, CO 

12. Denver Adaptive Divers

  • Scuba Diving
  • Overview: As a Colorado 501c(3) organization, Denver Adaptive Divers provides support, education, specialized training, and dive travel to qualified individuals with physical disabilities to enable them to become an integral part of the sport of scuba diving. DAD is a leader in the Rocky Mountain Region for removing barriers for qualified individuals with physical disabilities to enable them to participate in the mobility and joy of scuba diving. Visit with the divers who have or will benefit from your generosity. Hear firsthand how your support is changing lives! Denver Adaptive Divers is a SCUBA diving training program that provides Open Water Diver certification to people with a variety of disabilities. We provide the opportunity for people with various disabilities to discover the freedom of movement under the water through SCUBA diving. DAD works with people with various disabilities, including but not limited to spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, amputees, visually, and hearing impaired. We provide support, education, specialized training in adaptive scuba diving, and dive travel to qualified individuals with physical disabilities to enable them to become an integral part of the sport of scuba diving. 
  • Location: 557 Milwaukee Street Denver, Colorado 80206

13. Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation

  • Basketball, Lacrosse, Power Soccer, Sled Hockey, Adaptive Curling
  • Overview: The Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation (CASF) aims to bolster independence, improve self-confidence, elevate social interaction, and enhance the quality of life through organized team sports. CASF is for people of all ages throughout Colorado who have physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries, spina-bifida, amputations, and cerebral palsy. CASF manages, promotes, and raises funds for adaptive team sports across the state of Colorado, including wheelchair basketball, sled hockey, wheelchair softball, wheelchair lacrosse, adaptive curling, and power soccer, representing over 200 adult and junior athletes. Providing these services allows the athletes and coaches for the teams represented by CASF to focus on learning, playing, and teaching their respective sports.
  • Location: Colorado

14. Golf 4 The Disabled

  • Adaptive Golf
  • Overview: A gateway, bringing recreational golf therapy to those with disabilities to learn and enjoy the game of golf! A place of connection, empowerment, activity, and fun for all abilities! Back in 1989, Nan Wolbert, a registered nurse, sustained a severe head injury in an automobile accident.  Looking for a recreational activity to improve her concentration and balance that she would also enjoy with her husband, she elected to give golf a try.  In the process, Nan discovered that the experience offered a renewed sense of self-confidence in life.  And the fun, friendship and improved self-esteem she found on the practice green carried over into her non-golf-related activities.  Due to her success with golf as therapy, Nan decided to offer lessons to others with disabilities!  Hence, Golf 4 The Disabled was born!
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 303-619-5568
  • Location: Broken Tee Golf Course, 2101 W Oxford Ave, Englewood, Colorado 80110, United States

15. Ignite Adaptive Sports

  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ski Biking
  • Overview: Ignite personal growth, independence, and confidence in people with disabilities in the Front Range by providing caring, safe, and fun adaptive winter Snowsports opportunities. Today, outdoor sports enthusiasts of all ages and disabilities are welcome to take part in our nationally recognized program. Our dedicated team donates between 15,000 – 20,000 hours (worth more than $350,000 according to The Independent Sector) of their time and energy each year to provide private snowsports lessons to hundreds of people living with disabilities in Colorado. This includes wounded active duty and military veterans served through a US Paralympic Military Program Ignite developed in 2009, in collaboration with the U.S. Olympic Committee. While other adaptive winter sports programs exist in Colorado, Ignite is the only comprehensive program located along the Front Range and the only program accessible by RTD’s public transportation system.
  • Location: Boulder, CO 

16. Stable Strides

  • Adaptive Equestrian
  • Overview: Since 1981, Stable Strides has provided horse-centered activities for individuals from the ages of two to eighty-two who have adaptive needs for the purpose of promoting positive physical, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and social development. We serve children, teens, adults, veterans, and service members with adaptive needs through Adaptive Riding, Mental Health Services, and Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy.
  • Location: 13620 Halleluiah Trail Elbert, CO 80106

17. Wheelchair Archery Sports Association

  • Archery 
  • Overview: Wheelchair Archery Sports Association offers archery for those with disabilities. 
  • Contact Information: 
    • Phone: 719-574-1150
  • Location:3595 E. Fountain Blvd. #L10 Colorado Springs, CO  80910

1.7. Connecticut

1. Hospital for Special Care

  • Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: The Hospital for Special Care is ready to help you on your fitness journey whether you are learning a sport for the first time, excited for competition or looking to advance personal goals. Our facilities and approach are accessible and appreciative of all ages, abilities and special needs. We are committed to creating an environment of health and wellness for staff, our patients and our community. Through our sports and fitness programs we give both children and adults the opportunity to achieve their goals and lead independent lives.
  • Location: 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053
2. Leaf of Faith Adaptive Skiers
  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing
  • Overview: Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers mission is to build lasting confidence and fulfillment through exposure and professional training in recreational and competitive water and snow skiing to both children, adults, and veterans with disabilities.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 3505, Newtown, CT 06470

3. The Sports Association, Gaylord Hospital 

  • Alpine Skiing, Archery, Boccia, Climbing, Curling, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Kayaking, Rugby, Sled Hockey, Tennis, Triathlon, Water Skiing, Yoga
  • Overview: The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital provides adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments in the state of Connecticut and throughout the Northeast.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 400, 50 Gaylord Farm Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492 

4. Oak Hill Adaptive Sports and Fitness

  • Basketball/ Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Lacrosse/ Wheelchair Lacrosse, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Table Tennis, Yoga
  • Overview: Oak Hills provides health and wellness to those with disabilities through fitness and sports programming. Oak Hills ensures that the quality, diversity, and availability of their programs are equal to everyone. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 860- 286- 3107
  • Location: 33 Coventry St. Hartford, CT 06112

1.8. Delaware

1. Yes U Can, USA

  • Alpine skiing, nordic skiing, curling, wheelchair basketball, adaptive biking, swimming, fishing, archery, boccia, cycling, equestrian, fencing, goalball, judo, para-triathlon, powerlifting, soccer, swimming
  • Overview: The mission of the Yes U Can™ Corporation is to increase inclusion, awareness and access to health, recreation and physical fitness opportunities for people with limited mobility and disabilities. We provide staff-assisted group and individual exercise, swimming and weight-training programs as well as staff-assisted outdoor recreational activities. Yes U Can™ breaks the disability barrier and provides hands-on or standby assistance so that most ability levels can participate. Yes U Can USA has assisted hundreds of children and adults with disabilities by providing thousands of adapted sports, fitness, and recreational sessions as well as healthy-eating workshops.
  • Location: 2615 Skylark Road Wilmington, Delaware 19808

2. The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPS)

  • Soccer
  • Overview: US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl, age 4-19, who has a cognitive or physical disability. TOPSoccers goal is to enable our young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of Concord Soccer Association family.
  • Location: Wilmington, DE
3. USA Adaptive Water Ski and Wake Sports: Eastern Region 
  • Water ski and wake sports
  • Overview: USA Adaptive Water Ski and Wake Sports’ goal is to get new skiers on the water, allowing them the independence and confidence that water skiing can bring. Those unable to stand to ski use a sit ski.  Sit skis are longer and wider than able bodied skis and include a metal seating frame (aka a cage). A narrower slalom course is an option for those whose disability is greater such as those with quadriplegia and athletes with both arm and leg disabilities. Those with vision impairment also use able bodied equipment; however they’re guided by another skier in the jumping event (guide cannot go over the ramp) and use audible signals instead of buoys in the slalom course.
  • Location: DE










1.9. District of Columbia

 1. Capital Rowing Club

  • Rowing
  • Overview: Capital Rowing Club created the Capital Adaptive Rowing Program to introduce the sport of rowing, through its community-based rowing programs, to individuals with disabilities including spinal cord injuries, amputations, and visual and cognitive impairments.
  • Location: 1900 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003



  2. Medstarnrh

  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Overview: The MedStar NRH Punishers Wheelchair Rugby Team is a program available to anyone within the metropolitan DC area who is interested in playing the sport of wheelchair rugby. All equipment and training can be provided, based on request and availability. At a competitive level, wheelchair rugby is played by athletes who have a combination of upper and lower extremity impairments. It is a co-ed, contact sport played by individuals of all ages.
  • Contact Information:


3. Paralyzed Veterans of America

  • Adapted Air Guns, Basketball, Bass fishing, Billiards Boccia, Bowling, Golf, Handcycling, Lacrosse, Paralympics, Pool, Quad Rugby, Skiing, Softball, Trapshooting
  • Overview: Empowers brave men and women to regain what they fought for: independence!
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 1-800-424-8200
  • Location: 801 Eighteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517
    

1.10. Florida

1. Orlando Magic Wheels

  •  Wheelchair Basketball 
  •  Overview: The Orlando Magic Wheels (OMW) is a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) were physically challenged athletes to compete in fast-moving basketball tournament play. Athletes, primarily with lower limb disabilities that range from amputations to paraplegia, participate in this team sport using wheelchairs. We take our name from the local NBA team, the Orlando Magic, and even wear the same uniforms. Anyone with a lower limb disability who is coordinated enough to push a wheelchair and hold a basketball is a candidate. If you are in good condition and exercise regularly, great! If not but you are ready to start exercising in a fun, team environment, come on out. Currently, the youngest member of the team is 16 and the oldest is 61. The team currently does not have extra sports wheelchairs, but you can try one of ours if you come out to watch us practice. Bring your family and friends.
  •  Location: 8426 Island Palm Circle Orlando, Florida 32835

2. Miracle Sports

  • Virtual Bubbles AKA Small Group Coaching Sessions 
  • Overview: Miracle Sports of Tallahassee provides Access to Athletics for people of all abilities. Whether it’s rounding the bases, scoring a touchdown, or driving the lane, we adapt our games so that anyone can participate, and be successful. The majority of our seasons are played on the Miracle Field, in Messer Park; this field provides a barrier-free arena for our athletes. Our game days are rich, inclusive environments where our athletes and volunteers play together and encourage one another. Virtual sessions will consist of simple, challenging, and fun exercises that will help enhance your performance as an athlete.   There is a large focus on unique skill sets such as flexibility, strength, endurance, mobility, and hand-eye coordination. However, our mission is to not only support you physically but to push you mentally through encouragement and motivation within a friendly environment!
  • Location: 2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205 Tallahassee, FL 32301

3. Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FODA)

  • Adaptive Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, Laser Target Shooting, Fishing, Disc Golf, Rock Wall Climbing, Kayaking, Adaptive Biking, Bocce, Sailing, Para-Badminton
  • Overview: FODA enhances the lives of people with disabilities by promoting active living and providing first-hand access to resources and activities designed to encourage participation regardless of age or ability level. People are able to try everything from sit water-skiing to rock wall climbing, martial arts, and much more! Participants of all abilities learn about the value of recreation and active leisure for everyone – especially people with disabilities. People discover the latest in equipment, trends, and resources.  
  • Location: 3035 Eliza Road  Tallahassee, FL 32308

 4. Chariots on Ice

  • Sled Hockey
  • Overview: Bringing the adaptive sport of sled hockey to South Florida. Chariots On Ice is the new division of "Chariots Of Love" nonprofit 501c3 charity that provides free wheelchairs and free wheelchair repairs/accessories to children in the USA under the age of 21. ( www.ChariotsOfLove.org) The "Tiger Sharks" team staff and players will facilitate FREE clinics with our equipment, funded by your tax-deductible donations, hosted by Palm Beach Skate Zone. We want to offer inclusion in this COOL sport to ALL ages and abilities or disabilities Everyone is welcome to try it. Pusher sleds will be available for those that need assistance moving forward on the ice and will be pushed by experienced skaters. Clinic dates will be posted on this page several weeks in advance for sign up opportunities.
  • Location: Lake Worth, FL

5. Freedom Ride

  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  • Overview: Horseback riding is a great form of therapy for any individual because it removes the “office/classroom” aspect of therapy sessions from the picture and allows the individual to receive therapy without even realizing it.  Therapeutic riding gives each individual a sense of empowerment and interacting with our horses doesn’t just strengthen muscles and improve balance and coordination— the generous nature of our horses strengthens emotional bonds, building trust and confidence with each session.
  • Location: 1905 Lee Road Orlando, Florida 32810

6. Selkie Adaptive Paddle

  • Paddle Boarding & Kayaking 
  • Overview: There are 54 million disabled Americans, over 3 million in Florida. This population includes a wide range of disabilities; physical, emotional, and intellectual challenges. This may be a Veteran, a person with disabilities from birth, a person going through challenges from the normal aging process, or someone who has had a traumatic injury. Our goal at Selkie Adaptive Paddle is to offer amazing guided adaptive adventures to people of all abilities, and for their friends and families to enjoy the experience with them. We will be exploring the beautiful waters of Boca Grande, Englewood, and Placida Florida by kayak and paddleboard. Adventures may include creature finding, fishing, birding, and shelling expeditions. Exploring by paddleboard and kayak, while learning about our marine life, coastal ecosystems, and all the creatures we encounter in this beautiful area we call home.
  • Location: Englewood, FL

7. On The Edge

  • Water Skiing, Adaptive Boat Driving
  • Overview: On The Edge is a nonprofit organization that brings specially-abled children and adults together through the involvement of water sports and activities. On The Edge is a nonprofit children's organization that was founded by the Kasper family. The Kasper Family knows firsthand about the struggles of living with a person with disabilities. Their family’s gift of hospitality, love of outdoor activities, and desire to help others in similar situations helped them create On the Edge Children’s Foundation. This nonprofit organization wants to help these people have successful social interactions, improve self-confidence, and achieve a feeling of acceptance while enjoying a variety of activities. 
  • Location: 1863 Gettysburg Village Drive, Suite 995, PMB 231, Gettysburg, PA 17325 

 8. National Alliance for Accessible Golf

  • Adaptive Golf
  • Overview: The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) is an organization working to ensure the opportunity for all individuals with disabilities to play the game of golf. Formed in the summer of 2001, the Alliance is represented by major golf organizations in the United States, organizations that provide services for people with disabilities, and others who advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities into society.
  • Location: 1225 NW 21st St., Unit 2403, Stuart, FL 34994


1.11. Georgia

1. Blaze Sport America

  • Archery, Boccia, Bowling, Canoeing, Climbing, Cycling, Fencing, Swimming, Track & Field, Water Sports, Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: Blaze Sports America provides their community with the opportunity to increase physical activity, create new friendships, develop new skills, increase independence and experience success in school and employment. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 1670 Oakbrook Drive, Suite 331, Norcross, GA 30093
2. American Association of Adapted Sports 

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Handball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair Track and Field

  • Overview: The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to developing adapted interscholastic sport programs in partnership with national, state, and local educational agencies.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O. Box 451047 Atlanta, GA 31145

1.12. Hawaii

1. Access Surf Hawaii

  • Surfing
  • Overview: AccesSurf builds an inclusive community that empowers people with disabilities through the accessible beach and water programs.
  • Location: AccesSurf Hawaii Inc.PO Box 15152 Honolulu, Hawaii 96830


2. Adaptive Freedom Foundation

  • Paddle Boarding 
  • Overview: Adaptive Freedom Foundation is dedicated to offering open water experiences for people with disabilities including those that are excluded from participation.


3. Hawaii State Golf

  • Golf
  • Overview: Hawaii State Golf enables golfers of different abilities to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis, in any format and on any course.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: info@waiistategolf.org
    • Phone: 808-589-2909
    • Mailing Address: 98-025 Hekaha St., Unit 204A, Aiea, HI  96701


1.13. Idaho

1. AquAbility

  • Adaptive Aquatics 
  • Overview: AquAbility provides year-round therapeutic aquatic programs for people of all ages with disabilities including: Autism, Blind or Visually Impaired, Cerebral Palsy, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Limb Loss, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Post Traumatic Stress, Parkinson’s Disease, and Spinal Cord Injury. AquAbility provides Education and Certification for Therapeutic Aquatics for People with Disabilities. AquAbility is a chapter of Disabled Sports, USA. AquaAbility’s core values are trustworthy, compassionate, and empowering.
  • Location: 3218 W. Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83705

2. Boise Parks and Recreation

  • Mini golf, snow shoeing, dance, adaptive cycling, adaptive rafting, adaptive water skiing, adaptive white water rafting, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby
  • Overview: Boise Parks and Recreation's Adaptive Recreation program provides a wide range of recreational, social and educational programs for youth and adults with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities can choose to participate with one of our adaptive recreation programs which are specifically designed for someone with a disability or utilize inclusion services in which modifications may be provided so that an individual with a disability can fully participate in any of Boise Parks and Recreation's programs.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 208-608-7680
  • Location: 700 Robbins Rd, Boise, ID 83702 

3. Higher Ground Sun Valley

  • Fly fishing, cycling, skiing, paddling, hiking, swimming, team sports (not specified), equine, rock climbing, billiards 
  • Overview: Back in 1999, we were really good at one thing: teaching locals with disabilities how to use adaptive skis. It took special equipment, understanding, and really, really remarkable coaches. Today, we still take to the mountain with our locals, but now our special equipment and special coaches transform lives across the country. From the hiking trails of western New York to the mountaintops of Idaho to the surf of Los Angeles, we are deploying the nation's top recreational therapists and mental health professionals to give people of all abilities (especially our nation's veterans) the emotional and social tools they need to feel like they belong.
  • Location: 160 7th Street W Ketchum, ID 83340

4. Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association

  • Air rifle and trap shooting, baseball, basketball, kayaking, billiards, quad soccer, rugby, handcycling, sled hockey, swimming, weightlifting, wheelchair curling, wheelchair racing
  • Overview: At  INDVSA  we help educate disabled veterans and the public about adaptive sporting activities that are available to participate in, as well as getting adults and children with disabilities into these events for their healthier lifestyle. We bring activities into an area that includes both the disabled and able body athletes. We help disabled veterans learn about adaptive equipment that will enhance their enjoyment of  sporting activities they can participate in, to encourage better health.
  • Location: 2643 W. Dumont Dr., Coeur dAlene, Idaho 83815

5. Treasure Valley Family YMCA

  • Yoga and meditation, basketball, climbing, fitness testing/tracking, martial arts, racquetball, pickleball, squash, track & field, volleyball, virtual group exercises, pilates, adult aquatics, triathlon, personal training, strength and conditioning, cross fit, cycling, dance, zumba 
  • Overview: The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience. We strengthen the foundations of community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. Through the YMCA’s four Treasure Valley facilities and hundreds of programs, youth, adults, and families have access to endless opportunities to achieve healthy living. There is a place for everyone in the YMCA’s programs, which include swimming, land and water sports, weight loss and nutrition, disease prevention and management, wellness coaching, workplace wellness, group exercise, baby/parenting wellness, and a dozen community-based races and triathlons held throughout the year. YMCA staff are qualified and devoted to providing the support and safety one may need on his/her journey to a healthier, happier life.
  • Location: 1050 W State Street Boise, ID 83702

6. Wood River Ability Program

  • Alpine skiing, fly-fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, white water rafting
  • Overview: We are outdoor recreation leaders who have decided to do something to help US military amputees. Director Marc Mast is a Sun Valley Ski Instructor, the Ski School's Director of Adaptive Sports and Director of the Wood River Ability Program (WRAP). In addition to 30 years of ski instruction Marc has 26 years of experience (beginning with the VietNam conflict) helping wounded veterans develop new skills in outdoor recreation. WRAP is a 501(c) 3 Charitable Corporation established in 1995 to promote physical and mental health for persons with disabilities through sports and recreation.
  • Location: Sun Valley, Idaho 83353

7. Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall (AweSOMe)

  • Skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, kayaking
  • Overview: Providing participants and volunteers opportunities to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and work together to enhance the health and self-confidence necessary to expand human potential. Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall (AWeSOMe!), began as the vision of physical therapist, Ingrid Burica, and occupational therapist, Kirsten Evenson, in January, 2002 after receiving some used adaptive ski equipment as a donation from Recreation Unlimited of Boise at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area.  The program was run at the Little Ski Hill during the first four years, in conjunction with the After-School Ski Program, allowing students with disabilities to ski alongside their non-disabled peers.  AWeSOMe! was then under the umbrella of the Little Ski Hill's non-profit status.  In the second year, Mary Naylor, then Brundage Mountain Resort's Director of Marketing, offered to write a grant, which was procured from the University of Idaho’s Assistive Technology Department to purchase some new adaptive ski equipment.  The program then moved to Brundage Mountain Resort to take advantage of the beginner chairlift and more diverse terrain.  Moving the program to Brundage provided the opportunity to include adults with disabilities.  AWeSOMe! now receives generous support from Brundage Mountain through provision of in-kind lift tickets for students and instructors.  As the program grew, Brundage increased their support by donating the use of an A-frame hut, at the top of the Easy Street beginner area, for AWeSOMe!’s  base of operations.  In addition, Brundage provides ski rentals for AWeSOMe! students requiring stand-up ski equipment.  The relationship with the Brundage Ski School has grown to include some shared instructor training.
  • Location: McCall, ID











1.14. Illinois

1. Adaptive Adventures

  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cycling, Dragon Boat Racing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Rock Climbing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Rafting
  • Overview: Adaptive Adventures offers a unique mobile program. Unlike site based adaptive sports programs, Adaptive Adventures travels the country with 15 trailers filled with adaptive equipment providing programs to underserved areas of the country. Adaptive Adventures provides programs in 30 states, collaborating with over 150 community partners across the country including; rehab hospitals, park districts, VA medical centers, military hospitals, veteran service organizations, and other adaptive sports programs. We believe in FREEDOM through Mobility for our participants and in our program structure.

2. Dare2Tri

  • Running, Hand Cycling, Swimming, Strength Training 
  • Overview: Since its 2011 inception, Dare2Tri has worked with athletes of all ability levels from beginner to elite by serving youth, adults, and injured service members who have a physical disability such as amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and those with visual impairments and blindness. Dare2Tri empowers individuals with disabilities and gives them the opportunity to be physically active, engaged with their community, and helps them set and reach goals. Dare2Tri changes lives by boosting individuals’ self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth.
  • Location: 516 N. Ogden Ave., #172 Chicago, IL 60642 

3. Diveheart Adaptive SCUBA

  • Scuba Diving 
  • Overview: The purpose of Diveheart is to provide and support educational scuba diving programs that are open to any child, adult or veteran with a disability, with the hope of providing both physical and psychological therapeutic value to that person.We’ve discovered the forgiving, weightless wonder of the water column provides the perfect gravity-free environment for those who might otherwise struggle on land. Underwater, we’re all equal. Diveheart works with individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including physical and developmental disabilities, vision and hearing impairments, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and more. Diveheart seeks to help its participants “Imagine the Possibilities” in their lives.
  • Location: 900 Ogden Avenue. #274, Downers Grove, IL 60515

4. Freedom Divers International

  • Scuba Diving
  • Overview: We are dedicated to enhancing the physical, as well as the mental well being of wounded soldiers, disabled persons, and their families, We work to develop an outlet for family bonding, by providing the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the weightlessness of our underwater world, and the freedom this allows those with disabilities to interact with others in a way they may have never had otherwise. Our purpose is to provide a constant in training for scuba diving for persons with disabilities.  Our programs are designed to work with any of the internationally recognized recreational scuba diving training agencies and their material. 
  • Location: 276 North Cross Street Sycamore, IL 60178

5. Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

  • Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Swimming, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Bowling, Bocce, Flag Football
  • Overview: Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) was formed in 1976 and is an extension of the Batavia, Fox Valley, Geneva, Oswegoland, St. Charles, Sugar Grove Park Districts, and South Elgin Parks & Recreation Department to provide a diverse range of year round recreational activities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles. Programs are designed to include opportunities that will enhance skill development and socialization, encourage self-awareness and community exploration, promote independence through personal choice of least restrictive environments, and provide a sense of enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment.
  • Location: 2121 West Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506

6. Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

  • Archery, Boccia, Cycling, Goalball, Golf, Horseback Riding, Judo, Kayking, Power Soccer, Powerlifting, Sailing, Sled Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Yoga
  • Overview: Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities. GLASA offers opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.
  • Location: 27864 Irma Lee Circle #101 Lake Forest, IL 60045

7. Lincolnway Special Recreation Association

  • Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Flag Football,Floor Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Boccia, Goalball, Power Soccer, Wheelchair Softball
  • Overview: Since 1976, the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) has provided adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement with Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Manhattan, Mokena, New Lenox, Peotone and Wilmington Island Park Districts. LWSRA is an integral part of the overall recreation services of each of our partners. LWSRA programs are for individuals from preschool through adult who have recreation needs that are not met by regular park district programs.  LWSRA offers a wide variety of quality programs, including participation in Special Olympics Illinois, each season to residents of all ages and all abilities. Social programs, programs for children, trips, special events, athletic programs, and an adult day program, are some of the many choices provided in our brochure which is published three times a year. 
  • Location: 1900 Heather Glen Dr. New Lenox, IL 60451

8. Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation

  • Adative Boccia, Soccer, Archery, Golf
  • Overview: Currently, M-NASR offers year round Adapted Boccia programs at both the Recreational and Competitive level. Athletes have the opportunity to attend local, regional, and national level tournaments. A Paralympic sport, Adapted Boccia is based on strategy, focus and self-control, and the athletes in our programs pride themselves on being a part of M-NASR’s team! Our athletes demonstrate their passion, determination, confidence, and independence through our team camaraderie. Other ongoing adapted sport programs such as golf, archery, and soccer are offered periodically throughout the year and provide an opportunity for participants to learn about and practice sport skills in a fun, recreational setting. M-NASR also offers various adapted sport special events that promote an active leisure lifestyle. 
  • Location: 6820 W. Dempster Street, Morton Grove, IL 60053

9. Synergy Adaptive Athletics

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Archery, Rock Climbing, Bowling
  • Overview: Synergy offers a wide variety of year-round, specially designed, athletic programs to help youth and adults with a physical disability get the most out of life. Synergy Adaptive Athletics was developed as an opportunity for people with a physical disability or visual impairment to participate in both competitive and recreational sports. Synergy will welcome all interested parties while using sport to enrich the lives of the people involved. Synergy will provide sport opportunities at the level of each individual athlete, while also using everyone’s skills to benefit the program as a whole.
  • Location: 116 N Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188 

10. BraveHearts

  • Adaptive Equestrian
  • Overview: BraveHearts brings hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse. Our modern, state-of-the-art riding facility located in Poplar Grove, IL, was built in 2001-2002 and has been custom-designed to serve persons with disabilities and their caregivers. This facility is used for continuing education, equine-assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic riding, physical, occupational and speech therapy using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy or clinic based therapy as well as some veteran programming.
  • Location: 7319 Maxon Rd, Harvard, IL 60033

11. Gateway Confluence Wheelchair Sports Foundation

  • Tennis, Basketball, Sit Volleyball, Softball, & Water Skiing
  • Overview: To identify people with disabilities and to provide them with coaching and training that will continue their rehabilitation and socialization, through both recreation and competitive sporting events. The Confluence provides free programs, competition, equipment, entry fees, travel, and coaching to its athletes who range in age from six to seventy-seven in basketball, sit volleyball, softball, tennis, and water skiing.
  • Location: 402 W Oak Street, Belleville, IL 62260

12. Synergy Adaptive Athletics

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Archery, Rock Climbing, VI Bowling
  • Overview: Synergy offers a wide variety of year-round, specially designed, athletic programs to help youth and adults with a physical disability get the most out of life. Synergy Adaptive Athletics was developed as an opportunity for people with a physical disability or visual impairment to participate in both competitive and recreational sports. Synergy will welcome all interested parties while using sport to enrich the lives of the people involved. Synergy will provide sport opportunities at the level of each individual athlete, while also using everyone’s skills to benefit the program as a whole.
  • Location: 116 N Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188

13. Northwest Special Recreation Association

  • Boccia, Wheelchair Tennis, and Wheelchair Softball
  • Overview: In 2012, NWSRA formed its own Paralympic Sport Club - Paralympic Sports Northwest Suburban Chicago. Paralympic Sport Club is a national cooperative grassroots program that introduces Paralympic sports to emerging athletes.  This community-based organization involves youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level. NWSRA provides a variety of opportunities for Paralympic involvement, including Sled Hockey, Tennis, and Archery. The U.S. Paralympic Experience is a one-day event that invites individuals with physical and/or visual impairments to experience Paralympic sports first hand.
  • Location: 3000 W. Central Rd., Suite 205 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

14. Oak Lawn Park District

  • Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Gymnastics, Dance
  • Overview: To serve as an integral partner with our cooperative districts and villages to positively impact individuals with disabilities through diverse recreation opportunities and community services. Special Recreation offers a wide range of programs throughout the year, for youth through seniors of all ability levels. Program descriptions and registration information are available in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer brochures. Brochures are available at member park district or city recreation department offices and the Special Recreation office at 4625 W. 110th St. Oak Lawn, IL 60453 or you can call us at (708) 857-2200 and we will gladly put you on a mailing list.
  • Location: 9400 S. Kenton Ave. Oak Lawn, IL 60453

15. South Suburban Special Recreation Association

  • Gymnastics, Swimming, Weight Lifting, Bowling
  • Overview: SSSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of seven park districts and three recreation and parks departments. It is organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs, the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation. SSSRA aims to promote the power of choice and to enhance the quality of life of individuals of all abilities, by providing accessible recreation in an environment that promotes dignity, success, and fun.
  • Location: 19910 80th Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60487

16. South Suburban Special Recreation Association

  • Bowling, Dancing, Fitness Classes
  • Overview: SWSRA was formed in 1981 to provide year-round quality recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities or special needs. SWSRA programs are designed to increase independence and enhance the quality of life for each individual.   A wide variety of programs are available for individuals from early childhood through adulthood.  The programs are designed to meet the individual recreation needs of any person who is in special education classes, participates in a sheltered workshop, is referred to SWSRA from a local hospital or rehabilitation center, or whose special needs restrict or prohibit their participation in traditional park district or recreation department programs.  This would include individuals who have varying degrees of physical or mental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, attention deficit disorders, and hearing or visual impairments.
  • Location: 12521 S. Kostner Ave., Alsip, IL 60803


17. South West Special Recreation Association

  • Power Soccer, Golf, Wheelchair Table Tennis, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey, Boccia, Goalball, Fitness Classes
  • Overview: SEASPAR offers a wide variety of therapeutic recreation programs and services for all ages and all disabilities. These include weekly programs, special events, day camps, Special Olympics training, adapted sports, the Wonders Multi-Sensory Room, cooperative programs, inclusion services, and much more.
  • Location: 4500 Belmont Road Downers Grove, IL 60515

18. Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association

  • Wheelchair Basketball & Road Racing
  • Overview: The Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) is the result of a desire on the part of the Chilicothe, Morton, Peoria and Washington park districts to provide quality recreation programs and services to individuals with disabilities and special needs. HISRA and its member districts enthusiastically support the spirit and intent of the Americans With Disabilities Act. HISRA is committed to providing opportunities for each individual to enjoy recreation activities in the least restrictive environment possible.
  • Location: 8727 Pioneer Road Peoria, IL 61615

19. Super Chairing

  • Extreme sports
  • Overview: All sports and stunts on Super Chairing are performed by professionals.
    Super Chairing welcomes new participants, but Super Chairing.org and anyone affiliated with or on Super Chairing is not responsible for any equipment damage, injuries, broken bones, or death due to participating in or recreating any of these sports.

1.15. Indiana

1. Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana 

  • Air Rifle, Alpine/ Downhill Skiing, Archery, Basketball/ Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Bowling, Cycling, Dance, Fishing, Lacrosse/ Wheelchair Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Pickleball, Power Lifting, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Running/ Wheelchair Racing, Sailing, Scuba, Sled Hockey, Soccer/Power Soccer, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis, Track and Field, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Rugby
  • Overview: The Adaptive Sports Program at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) is the primary provider of adaptive sports opportunities for individuals with disabilities in central Indiana. The program provides those living with physical disability the opportunity to participate in adaptive sports and recreation.

  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 4141 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254
2. Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities 

  • Air Rifle, Archery, Boccia, Bowling, Cycling, Dance, Floor Hockey, Football, Goalball, Golf, Handball, Kayaking, Power Soccer, Rugby, Sitting Volleyball, Skiing, Sled Hockey, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: Turnstone’s mission is to provide therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 3320 North Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
3. United States Power Soccer Association 
  • Power Soccer
  • Overview: The United States Power Soccer Association governs the sport of power soccer in the United States. USPSA promotes the mission and hope for all persons who use power wheelchairs to have the opportunity to play and experience power soccer.  
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 40 Jeffery Dr., Columbia City, IN 46725

1.16. Iowa

1. Adaptive Sports of Iowa 

  • Beep baseball, Cycling, Goalball, Track and field, Wheelchair basketball, Winter skiing, Sled hockey
  • Overview: This organization has the goal of providing meaningful competitive and recreational physical activities to enhance the quality of life of participants with disabilities in Iowa.
  • Contact Information:



2. Courage - League Sports

  • Baseball, Basketball, Cycling, Fitness Classes, Special Olympic Sports, Soccer, Swimming
  • Overview: Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreation organization that offers year-round programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability

  • Location: Iowa City


3. SportsAbility of Iowa

  • Archery, Basketball, Football, Hand Cycling, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Softball,  Track and Field, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting
  • Overview: SportAbility of Iowa is a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing sports and recreation programs to help people in the local community with physical disabilities to enjoy an active lifestyle.
  • Location: 527 Park Lane Waterloo, IA 50702


4. VA Central Iowa Health Care System

  • Archery, Biking, Equine, Hiking, Pickleball, Tai Chi, Yoga, Walking
  • Overview: Recreation therapy activities for enrolled outpatient veterans
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 844-827-6855
  • Location: 3600 30th Street Des Moines, IA 50310

1.17. Kansas

1. Midwest Adaptive Sports

  • Skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair football, wheelchair softball, wheelchair basketball
  • Overview: Midwest Adaptive Sports is a 501.c3 non-profit organization focused on positively impacting the lives of those with physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral challenges through adaptive recreational and competitive sports. Offering hope, encouragement and the ability to achieve to people with a wide range of abilities MAS empowers athletes and enables them to grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and depend on donations from individuals and groups who understand and support our mission. Mission: To provide therapeutic recreational and competitive sports programs for individuals with disabilities. Our objective is to have fun, build independence, self-esteem, confidence, physical development and socialization. We strive to enhance active participation in all aspects of the community by promoting the concept of ability through integration, public awareness and education. Vision: To empower individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral challenges to positively impact their lives and provide the chance for those persons to gain independence, confidence and dignity through sports recreation and competition.
  • Location: 1800 Genessee. St. Kansas City, MO 64012

2. Shawnee County Parks and Recreation

  • Walking, bocce, dance, kickball, softball, baseball, volleyball, ping-pong, flag football, soccer, futsal, aquatics 
  • Overview: Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is very proud of our history and recent efforts providing the positive sports environment set forth for individuals, teams, parents, families and friends throughout Shawnee County and the region. Implementing such standards for participants and visitors allows everyone to enjoy a safe and healthy lifestyle. We encourage everyone to read and understand prior to participating in any program/activity or visiting any of our sites. Additional complex guidelines are available under forms.   

  • Location: 3137 SE 29th Street Topeka, KS 66605
3. Wichita Adaptive Sports
  • Youth: Adaptive cycling, swimming, tennis, track, wheelchair basketball
  • Adult: Adaptive cycling, power soccer, tennis, golf
  • Overview: Wichita Adaptive Sports is a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of adaptive sports and recreation in south-central Kansas. Each year Wichita Adaptive Sports serves over 100 youth, wounded warriors and adults throughout south central Kansas. Multiple sports are offered including wheelchair basketball, tennis, track, adaptive cycling and swimming among others. Opportunities are provided through adaptive clinics, sports and recreation.
  • Location: Wichita, KS

4. Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

  • Equestrian
  • Overview: Heartland Therapeutic Riding Inc. provides therapeutic riding to improve the cognitive, physical, and emotional well being of participants. Heartland’s instructors teach adaptive riding skills to adults and children with various needs.
  • Location: Overland Park, KS











1.18. Kentucky

1. Kentucky-Indiana Paralyzed Veterans of America (KIPVA)

  • Archery, Billiards, Boccia Ball, Bowling, Fishing, Hand-cycling, Hunting, NASCAR Events, National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Scuba Diving, Shooting Sports, Winter Sports
  • Overview:  The mission of the Kentucky-Indiana Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America is to improve the quality of life of U.S.military veterans and others with spinal cord dysfunction through the use of advocacy, research, sports and recreation, education and communication. o aid and assist in every way, veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States that have suffered injuries or diseases of the spinal cord. To publicize the needs of veterans with spinal cord injury and disease through every means and channel available in order to effect the fullfillment of their needs. To promote the full participation of citizens with spinal cord injury or disease into society by presenting educational programs to acquaint the public with issues & needs surrounding spinal cord injury and disease and by aiding and assisting organizations and associations which may be organized for the same purposes.
  • Location: 2835 Holmans Lane, Jeffersonville, IN 47130


2. Easter Seals Cardinal Hill

  • Adaptive Skiing, Adaptive Kayaking, Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Hand Cycling, Shooting, Adaptive Golf, Adaptive Bowling, Adaptive Rock Climbing
  • Overview: Cardinal Hill supports adaptive recreation in order to promote healthy and active lifestyles with the goal to improve the overall quality of life for people with physical disabilities through education, exposure to adaptive equipment and adaptive recreation experiences in the community.
  • Location: 2050 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40504


3. National WheelCats

  • Basketball, Quad Rugby, Sled Hoceky, Softball, Fishing, Tennis, Waterskiing, Kayaking, Road Racing, Hand Cycling, Fishing, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: As wheelchair sports have grown so has the National Wheelcats Inc. Events are held world wide and athletes are supported and encouraged to participate in events across the USA. Many National Wheelcats athletes have gone on to be champions, but more importantly the Wheelcats have made it possible for  over 1000 athletes with disabilities to dream, accomplish personal goals, and become viable, hard working members in their communities.  
  • Location: 7087 Russellville Rd Guthrie, KY 42234 


4. Louisville Fencing Center

  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Overview:  The Louisville Fencing Center, in conjunction with Jewish Hospital and Frazier Rehabilitation Center, has established one of the nation’s premier wheelchair fencing programs. Wheelchair fencing is a sport in which men and women who are physically disabled can compete to the highest level of their ability. There are three program levels depending upon the nature of each disability: Level A: For fencers who are amputees or polio victims. Level B: For fencers who have spinal injuries where only the legs are affected. Level C: For fencers who have spinal cord injuries where both arms and legs.
  • Location: 1401 Muhammad Ali Boulevard Louisville, KY 40123


1.19. Louisiana

1. Louisiana GUMBO, Inc. 

  • Track and Field
  • Overview: The mission of Louisiana Games Uniting Mind and Body Inc. is to provide youth and young adults who have physical or visual disabilities, opportunities to participate in sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem and promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 2840 Military Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360

2. SMCL Foundation & Associates, Inc. 

  • Air Rifle, Basketball/Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Fencing, Goalball, Golf, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis/Wheelchair Tennis, Volleyball/ Sit Volleyball, Yoga
  • Overview: SMCL Foundation & Associates was formed to improve the quality of life for military veterans and citizens with disabilities, as well as others who are economically challenged. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 2910 Seine Street, New Orleans, LA 70114

1.20. Maine

1. Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation

  • Cycling, Golf, Mountain Climbing, Paddling, Pickleball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Tennis
  • Overview: Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation promotes year-round education and training for individuals with disabilities in order to develop skills, enhance independence, and provide enjoyment through active recreation.
  • Location: 8 Sundance Lane, Newry, Maine 04261


2. New England Nordic Ski Association

  • Skiing
  • Overview: Implementing educational, recreational, and competitive programs at all levels to sustain a vital and active cross-country skiing community throughout New England.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 207-688-6503
  • Location: NENSA 49 Pineland Dr. Ste. 301 A New Gloucester Maine 04260


3. Pineland Farms

  • Biking, Bocce Ball, Disc golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skating, Skiing, Sledding, Snowshoeing, Tennis
  • Overview: Pineland Farm’s VAST program promotes lifelong health and well-being for veterans with disabilities through physical activities and sports. 
  • Location: 15 View Drive New Gloucester, ME 04260 


1.21. Maryland

1. Baltimore Adapted Recreation and Sports

  • Bowling, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, sailing, shooting, snow skiing/ water skiing
  • Overview: BARS is a non-profit organization that provides sports programs for individuals with disabilities. BARS aims to enhance quality of life and improve self esteem through the provision of accessible and affordable sports programs. BARS is open to all individuals with disabilities. Family and friends are welcome to join us for all outings. With BARS you can: learn a new sport, support our mission, have access to the latest in adapted recreation equipment, stay in the loop with our email blasts, Facebook page, and website, have fun, meet new friends and be crazy.
  • Location: Parkton, MD  21120

2. St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks

  • Adult: Basketball, kickball, roller hockey, soccer, volleyball, adapted aquatics
  • Youth: Basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, track and field, roller hockey, soccer
  • Overview: St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks is a strong advocate for people of all ability levels. The Department promotes and protects the rights and choices of individuals and believes that every individual, regardless of ability level, is deserving of satisfying recreational and leisure activities. The Department is pleased to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and makes every effort to insure that facilities, programs and services are accessible for all. How to request Accommodations Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to register for general recreation programs. With your registration, please include information regarding your disability and accommodation needed. A two-week notice is required in order for the Department to make reasonable accommodations based on individual needs for successful inclusion. All participants requesting accommodations will be asked to complete a Participant Profile to provide staff with critical information needed to be prepared for accommodation needs.
  • Location: Recreation & Parks 23150 Leonard Hall Drive Leonardtown, MD 20650

3. University of Maryland 

  • University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute
  • Wheelchair rugby, adapted golf, wheelchair basketball, adapted sports festival
  • Overview: At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, our Adapted Sports Program helps you get back to living after a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation or other chronic condition that creates physical limitation. Whether you play for fun or you want a competitive outlet, our wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and adapted golf programs will give you that chance. See our classes and events for a program that works for you. Benefits of Adapted Sports: adapted sports give individuals with physical disabilities an outlet to engage in community activities, forge new friendships and have fun.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: 
    • Phone: 
      • Rugby: Lori Patria: 410-448-6275
      • Golf: Pam Cauley: 410-448-6320
      • Basketball: Mike Henley: 410-448-6307


  • Location: 2200 Kernan Drive Baltimore, MD 21207

4. Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding

  • Equestrian
  • Overview: Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Equine Facilitated Therapy for the Mind, Body and Soul. Services are available to anyone with a physical, mental and or emotional challenge. As a non-profit organization, Freedom Hills exists through the efforts of volunteers, donations, fundraisers and sponsors. Our program is a Premier Center with PATH, a Maryland Horse Discovery Center and a Maryland Certified Program for Farm Based Education. Executive Director, Renee Dixon, has been offering quality riding lessons and sharing her knowledge and love for horses to children and adults since 1982. Renee holds a BS in Equine Studies, Advanced Certification with Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship, Centered Riding Level 3, and Parelli Level 2.
  • Location: 33 Rolling Hills Ranch Ln Port Deposit, MD 21904

5. Bay Area Volleyball Academy (BAVA)

  • Beach para-volleyball
  • Overview: Bay Area Volleyball Academy (BAVA) is a community based volleyball organization that provides a place for players of all ages and all levels to develop their skills.  BAVA’s goals are to build character and develop sportsmanship among players, while providing solid instruction and a competitive atmosphere to maximize the potential in each athlete. BAVA's original mission of being a Juniors Club is still the club's main focus.  We now offer 12 teams, for girls ages 10-18.  BAVA is a member of USAV Volleyball (USAV) and the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA).  Our teams participate in tournaments within our region and will travel to national tournaments as well.  BAVA teams begin with tryouts in November and have practices from December through May.  Teams will participate in tournaments on the weekends between January-May.  BAVA's teams are focused on improving players' volleyball skills, creating a competitive and team atmosphere, having fun, and helping players find opportunities to continue their volleyball career in college if they desire.
  • Location: Annapolis, MD

6. Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR)

  • Therapeutic Riding 
  • Overview: MTR’s services support our mission by connecting human and horse to help conquer physical, developmental and emotional challenges and improve quality of life. In addition, we provide a community of support for parents who often feel isolated when dealing with illness or disability. Learn more about Maryland Therapeutic Riding today. Founded in 1996 by Naomi Parry, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) has grown into an award-winning therapeutic riding center, has been accredited by the distinguished Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) for 16 years and Premier Certified since 2000. Maryland Therapeutic Riding’s licensed therapists and certified instructors work with the healing and therapeutic power of horses to improve the balance, strength, muscle tone, self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life for individuals with special needs. Overall, as a premier accredited center of PATH Intl., MTR operates under professionally designed safety and therapeutic standards.
  • Location: Crownsville, MD








1.22. Massachusetts

1. World TEAM Sports

  • Cycling, Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking
  • Overview: Since World T.E.A.M.‘s first inclusive program in 1987, our non-profit organization has used athletics to challenge adaptive men, women and children to accomplish goals they never thought possible. We believe The Exceptional Athlete Matters. World T.E.A.M. brings adaptive and able-bodied athletes together by empowering, enabling, and engaging individuals through inclusive athletic events.
  • Location: 256 Marginal St, Ste 16C Boston MA 02128-2871

2. New England Blazers 

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: The New England Blazers are a non-profit 501c3 organization focused playing sports and assisting with the quality of life for people with disabilities. The Blazers are members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. The Blazers motto is "just wanna play ball", which they do with passion and love. The Blazers take time away from their own schedule to perform exhibitions at local universities and community centers to showcase their talent and ability.
  • Location: 4 Hickory Lane, Saugus , MA.

3. Empower Spinal Cord Injury Inc.

  • Kayaking, Hand Cycling, Surfing
  • Overview: Empower SCI is a non-profit corporation established to enable individuals with spinal cord injuries to lead happier, more meaningful and more independent lives. Empower SCI seeks to fill the gap in the rehabilitation industry that has been created by a decrease in length of stays at rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient services during the recovery from a spinal cord injury. Empower SCI offers a unique blend of traditional and complementary therapeutic services to adolescents and adults who have been disabled by a spinal cord injury or other related neurological disorders. Our mission is to empower those individuals to develop the skills needed to reach their highest potential for an independent life.
  • Location: Boston, MA 

4. Adaptive Sports New England, Inc.

  • Cycling, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Rowing, Sailing, Track & Field
  • Overview: ADAPTIVE SPORTS NEW ENGLAND is a Massachusetts non-profit organization dedicated to increasing participation in sports and physical activity among New England youth and young adults who have visual or physical disabilities.
  • Location: 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA  02111

5. All Out Adventures

  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Cycling, Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing
  • Overview: Since our founding in 2001, we have paddled, hiked, skied, skated, camped, and more with thousands of people throughout Massachusetts. Our programs are open to people of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. Most of our programs are either no cost to participants or are a very nominal fee. As we break down the barriers to participation in outdoor recreation, we strive to ensure that cost is not a barrier.
  • Location: 297 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA 01060

6. Cape Cod Curling Club

  • Wheelchair Curling
  • Overview: The club has curling opportunities for all ages and abilities. In addition to the official 45-pound rock, there are two lower, lighter levels of rocks available for younger or newer curlers. For curlers with physical limitations, delivery stick and wheelchair curling options are available and provide competitive gameplay due to the club’s substantial membership in both categories. In fact, the club goes out of its way to work with and train curlers of differing physical abilities. The club’s publicity officer, Jeanie Yaroch, praises the sport’s adaptability to incorporate and accommodate a wide range of players, spanning ages and abilities, making CCCC proud to be home to a diverse community of athletes. 
  • Location: Falmouth MA, 02541


1.23. Michigan

1. Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital & Adaptive Sports Department 

  • Archery, wheelchair Basketball, Adaptive Swimming, Para fencing, Hand cycling, Rock-climbing, Power Soccer, Yoga
  • Overview: Mary Free Bed’s Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports program offers a variety of co-ed teams, classes, and clinics designed for patients and community members with limited mobility and other physical impairments.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 235 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids, MI
2. Michigan Sports Unlimited

  • Archery, Baseball, Cycling, golf, Kayaking, Racing, Shooting, Downhill Skiing, Waterskiing, Basketball, Fitness, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis
  • Overview: Michigan Sports Unlimited’s mission is to educate, instruct, and provide unlimited access to a wide range of recreational activities in order to improve physical, social, and mental well-being of individuals with disabilities and ultimately empower them to achieve success.  Michigan Sports Unlimited gives individuals with disabilities an opportunity to become active- socially and physically; and ultimately to empower them to achieve success in many areas of their lives.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 989- 771- 5530
  • Location: P.O Box 200 Essexville, MI 48732

3. Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association 

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Overview: Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association (CCSA) provides an opportunity for all individuals with disabilities to build skills, develop independence, gain confidence, improve fitness and achieve a sense of accomplishment through snow sports. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 352, Ada, MI 49301
4. Michigan Adaptive Sports 

  • Alpine Skiing, Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Tennis, Water Skiing, Yoga
  • Overview: Michigan Adaptive Sports (MAS) is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization established for the purpose of providing sports, recreation and physical fitness opportunities for persons with disabilities.  
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 4301 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

1.24. Minnesota

1. Ballet-beyond-barriers

  • Ballet
  • Overview: Adaptive Dance Program is an inclusion program designed for children of all abilities and needs. It is ideal for both girls and boys who are interested in exploring a new way of movement through dance and will focus on rhythm, musicality, and gross motor skills while pushing the barriers of the child’s everyday capabilities. 

  • Link: https://www.balletroyalemn.org/ballet-beyond-barriers

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@balletroyalemn.org

    • Phone: 952-898-3163

  • Location: 16368 Kenrick Avenue Lakeville, MN, 55044 United States


2. Brainerd Lake FHNB

  • Fishing 
  • Overview: Fishing Has No Boundaries (F.H.N.B.) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to open up the great outdoors for people with disabilities through the world of fishing.
  • Link: https://www.brainerdlakesfhnb.org/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@brainerdlakesfhnb.org

    • Phone: 218-963-3401 or 218-828-2344

    • Mailing Address: P. O. Box 748 Nisswa, MN 56468



3. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation

  • Adaptive yoga, Alpine Skiing, Alpine Snowboarding, Archery, Curling, Cycling, Dog sledding, Fishing tournament, Kayaking, Martial arts, Power Soccer, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Swimming, Scuba
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone:1-888-425-5462
  • Location: Varying locations in MN.



4. MAAA Minnesota Adapted Athletics Association

  • Bowling, Hockey, Soccer, Softball
  • Overview: Interscholastic sports are the most competitive of all sports programs at the high school level and are the only sports sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). 

  • Link: https://sites.google.com/view/minnesota-adapted-athletics

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: marcus@robinsathletics.com

  • Location:  Minnesota state high school


5. MPHL Minnesota Power Hockey League

  • Power Wheelchair Hockey 
  • Overview: The sport of Power Hockey is specifically designed for persons who require the use of a power wheelchair in daily life. 

  • Link: http://powerhockey.com/minnesota/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@powerhockey.com

    • Phone: 612-568-7216

  • Location: 7216 39th Ave. No. Minneapolis, MN 55427


6. Padraig’s Place

  • Skiing, Snowboarding
  • Overview: Padraig’s Place, a local non-profit organization, has come together with the ski and snowboard schools at Buck Hill Ski and Wild Mountain to provide a fun experience for skiers and snowboarders with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.

  • Link: https://www.padraigsplace.org/

  • Contact Information:

    • Phone: 612-889-7001

  • Location: 15400 Buck Hill Road Burnsville, MN 55306 


7. Ski for Light Inc.

  • Skiing
  • Overview: Ski for Light, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, organization founded in 1975. The mission of Ski for Light is to teach visually- and mobility-impaired adults the sport of classic cross-country skiing, to give participants who have already mastered the basics the chance to improve their skills and endurance, and to enable participants to just have fun on the snow.
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 612- 827- 3232
  • Location: 1455 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408


8. United Foundation for Disabled Archers
  • Archery 
  • Overview: The United Foundation For Disabled Archers (UFFDA)has been in existence since the fall of 1994. It was incorporated in the spring of 1997 and received its non-profit status from the IRS in November 1997. It currently has over 1400 members throughout the United States, with more folks joining every week. During the last weekend of September (since 1995) UFFDA hosts a 4-day Whitetail hunt in Northern Minnesota for 30 of its disabled members. It hosts a second event the following weekend in Central Wisconsin (since 1999) for another 30 members.

  • Location: P.O. Box 251, 20 NE 9th Ave. Glenwood, MN 56334



9. USA Wheelchair Hockey Association

  • Overview: Our Mission is to provide a quality hockey program for persons requiring the use of an electric (power) wheelchair in daily life. PowerHockey™ is based on basic hockey rules with a few adaptations to allow everyone in a power wheelchair the ability to participate.
  • Location: 7216 39th Ave. North Minneapolis, MN  55427

10. Wayzata Sailing

  • Sailing
  • Overview: Programs designed to engage individuals of varied mental and physical abilities in custom equipped boats. We work with partners like VA Hospitals and Disabled Sports USA to create lasting and impactful opportunities.

  • Link: https://wayzatasailing.org/programs/outreach-adaptive/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: office@wayzatasailing.org

    • Phone: 952-476-5875

    • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 768 Wayzata, MN 55391


11. Young Dance

  • Dance
  • Overview: Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism.

  • Link: http://youngdance.org/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@youngdance.org 

    • Phone: 612-423-3064

    • Mailing Address: 655 Fairview Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

1.25. Mississippi

1. Metro Area Community Empowerment

  • Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair softball
  • Overview: The Metro Area Community Empowerment Foundation (MACE) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization created to assist individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and provide youth character building through mentorship, community involvement, and goal formation. Since 2011, we have helped people with (SCI) reach their maximum level of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual function through fitness and sports. MACE wants to assist people with spinal cord injuries in becoming competitors in wheelchair sports. Our goal is to promote physical fitness programs and specific sports training. MACE offers a one-on-one personal approach to inform and motivate our clients in reaching their individual physical fitness and life goals. MACE programs are designed to motivate clients to become healthier and enhance their overall lifestyle.  We offer wheelchair sports and activities to include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair softball, and many more sport activities. A personal trainer and coach are available to help clients get better at their specific sports or their personal physical fitness goals.
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi

2. University of Southern Mississippi

  • Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, tennis, golf, kayaking, cycling
  • Overview: The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Created by federal legislation in the 1960s, UCEDDs are associated with  universities across the United States and its territories and promote independence, productivity and community inclusion for people with disabilities. UCEDDS, like IDS, focus on training, technical assistance, service, research and information-sharing, and uniquely facilitate the flow of disability-related information between community and university. IDS has provided interdisciplinary education, community services, information dissemination and research to Mississippians with developmental and other disabilities statewide for more than 40 years. Staff work with people with developmental and other disabilities of all ages-infants, toddlers, school-aged children, youth, workers, parents, families and seniors-providing pathways to a better informed, more productive, community-based life. Staying active is important to your well-being. IDS is a recognized Paralympic Sports Club, providing exhibitions, Paralympic experiences and demonstrations year-round. IDS supports a wheelchair basketball and softball team and also offers the following sports: tennis, golf, kayaking and cycling.
  • Contact Information:
  • Phone:
    • Hattiesburg Campus: 601-266-1000
    • Gulf Park Campus: 228-865-4500
  • Location: 
    • Hattiesburg Campus: 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
    • Gulf Park Campus: 730 East Beach Blvd Long Beach, MS 39560
3. Tri-State Adaptive Sports Association
  • Archery, bowling, cycling, goal ball, beep baseball, beep kickball, corn hole, golf, bocci
  • Overview: TriState Adaptive Sports Association -TASA is a non profit organization that provides world class adaptive sports to all people with physical barriers. Studies have proven time and time again, people that lead active lifestyles are healthier mentally and physically. Our program will provide the following sports: Archery – Our intention this year is to seek additional certified training for our instructors and participants. We will work closely with local agencies to find members and friends interested in joining our team. Bowling – We have developed relationships with other professional groups to strengthen the skills of our members. We will provide local competitions and assist members interested in perfecting their skills. Cycling – We plan to offer at least two local riding events to assist our members in developing their skills. We will also continue to compete in national events. Goal Ball – Goal ball is an excellent sport for teaching individuals with visual impairments the skills of communication, accessibility and orientation and mobility. Adventure Sports – These sports offer great team-building opportunities. Our intention is to continue building relationships with local schools, community centers and other agencies to get this community out and playing again.
  • Location: Northern Mississippi
4. Mississippi Society for Disabilities (MSD)
  • Wheelchair baseball and other unspecified sports
  • Overview: MSD’s Discover Wellness Program offers a considerable array of opportunities for both children and adults to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. They foster these opportunities through exciting new activities, such as Sports. MSD’s Discover Wellness Program was established in Late 2018 to better assist our communities in Mississippi. Through this program, we have combined our playground initiative with our new wellness initiative to proudly offer a considerable array of opportunities for both children and adults to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. We foster these opportunities through exciting new activities such as Sports, Arts, Healthy Living and Inclusive Play. We believe this will enable MSD and the communities we work for to further break down barriers for all children and adults, regardless of their ability level. We are very excited to bring this great new program to the State of Mississippi!
  • Location: Jackson, MS










1.26. Missouri

1. Midwest Adaptive Sports

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Softball, Wheelchair Football, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding
  • Overview: Midwest Adaptive Sports is a 501.c3 non-profit organization focused on positively impacting the lives of those with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges through adaptive recreational and competitive sports.  Offering hope, encouragement and the ability to achieve to people with a wide range of abilities MAS empowers athletes and enables them to grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and depend on donations from individuals and groups who understand and support our mission.  
  • Location: 1800 Genessee St. 253 Kansas City, MO 64012-1073

2. DASA: Disabled Adaptive Sports Association

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Power Soccer, Wheelchair Rugby, Sled Hockey, Track & Field, Swimming
  • Overview: DASA encourages a holistic, healthy lifestyle through a family-friendly athletic and rehabilitative environment that empowers children and adults with physical disabilities to live to the best of their natural abilities with greater emotional and physical well-being.
  • Location: 1236 Jungerman Road, Suite A St. Peters, MO 63376

3. Disabled But Not Really

  • Fitness Classes
  • Overview: Disabled But Not Really's mission is to instill in those with disabilities, a physically limitless mindset that breeds courage, confidence, and competence. Our core beliefs are in promoting fitness, providing the opportunity to become productive and self-serving while gaining the knowledge necessary for living a nutritional lifestyle. At Disabled But Not Really (DBNR), we believe that our horizons are only as far as we accept them to be. We are evolving our  facilities and programs to serve individuals as they learn, grow, and thrive.
  • Location: 2540 W Pennway Kansas City, MO 64108

4. The Whole Person

  • Archery, Power Soccer, Tennis
  • Overview: The Whole Person’s Adaptive Sports Program is working with adaptive sports programs across the metro in order to provide diverse and inclusive play opportunities at competitive and recreational levels for people with disabilities living in the greater Kansas City area. By working with participants to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a supportive environment, these programs show participants their possibilities and assist them to reach their fullest potential, enriching and transforming their lives through sport. Through adaptive sports, participants have the opportunity to meet positive role models, increase socialization skills, improve self-confidence, self-worth, physical fitness, decrease anxiety and depression, have fewer health risks, develop life-long skills and friendships.
  • Location: 3710 Main Street Kansas City, Missouri 64111

5. Jacomo Sailing

  • Adaptive Sailing
  • Overview: Our philosophy is that everyone should have access to the sport of sailing. We support the development and promotion of sailing for all, regardless of skill level or physical ability. With this program, we hope to assist in meeting the sailing needs of those living with physical, emotional, or cognitive impairment. We help to bring the sport of sailing to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the freedom and excitement our sport can offer. Check out the calendar to find our next adaptive sail day, which is every other Saturday.
  • Location: 22103 SW Woods Chapel Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015





1.27. Montana

1. Eagle Mount Bozeman

  • Alpine Skiing, Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing
  • Overview: Eagle Mount Bozeman endeavors to enhance your quality of life through movement, adventure, and social events. They are committed to providing quality, safe, and fun recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities and people with cancer, as well as support for families of participants. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 6901 Goldenstein Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715
2. Eagle Mount Great Falls 

  • Alpine Skiing, Ballet, Bowling, Camping, Canoeing, Summer Camp, Gymnastics, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Kayaking, Rafting, Sled Hockey, Snowboarding
  • Overview: Eagle Mount Great Falls is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic and recreational activities for children and adults of all ages with physical, developmental, mental and/or behavioral challenges, striving to improve the quality of life for them and their families. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 2866, Great Falls, MT 59403
3. Eagle Mount Billings

  • Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Day Camp, Golf, Horseback Riding, Nordic Skiing, Sled Hockey, Snowboarding, Swimming
  • Overview: Eagle Mount Billings mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation and create opportunities for our participants to “Embrace Life without Limits”
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 1140 16th Street W. #12, Billings, MT 59102

1.28. Nebraska

1.  Adaptive Aquatics

  • Swimming
  • Overview: Private one on one swimming lessons for youth with disabilities.
  • Link: No Website Available 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 402-896-4280
  • Location: Omaha, NE 68116


2. ALL PLAY Miracle League

  • Baseball
  • Overview: Athlete's disabilities may include: autism; cerebral palsy; spina bifida; visual impairments; muscular dystrophy; dwarfism; multiple sclerosis; spinal cord injury; down syndrome; amputations; and other physical and mental disabilities.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: bfroendt@allplay.org
    • Phone: 402-305-5020
  • Location: 13414 Paul Street, Omaha, NE 68154


3. ASAP Aquatics Programs

  • Swimming
  • Overview: Private swimming lessons for children and adults with special needs.
  • Link: No Website Available 
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: services@asapaquatics.com
    • Phone: 402-895-7946
    • Mailing Address: 4780 S 131st St Ste 20, Omaha, NE 68137
  • Location: Omaha, NE



4.CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute

  • Boccia, Cycling, Golf, Sitting Volleyball, Track and Field, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Softball, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: Their mission is to promote community awareness of, and to create and provide access to opportunities for individual and team sports programming for adults and youth with physical disabilities in order to enhance the quality of life. The program also offers introductory clinics for sport and recreation opportunities one to two times per year, as well as weekly events.


5. Eastern Nebraska Wheelchair Association


6. Great Plains Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America

  • Air guns, Archery, Billiards, Bowling, Golf, Strengthening and conditioning, National Veterans Wheelchair Games (Archery, Air guns, Track, Basketball, Bowling, Hand cycling, Power soccer, Quad rugby, Softball, Swimming, Table tennis, Trapshooting, Weightlifting)


7. Gretna Soccer Club TOPSoccer Program – Special Strikers

  • Soccer
  • Overview: Gretna Elite Academy exists to empower members, strengthen families, and enrich our community by providing an unparalleled experience for all levels, needs, and abilities.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email:  jkarloff@cox.net
    • Phone: 402-332-4239
  • Location: 16491 Cinnamon Dr. Omaha, NE 68136


8. Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy (HETRA)

  • Horseback riding
  • Overview: To improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children of all ability levels through equine-assisted activities.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: Edye@hetra.org
    • Phone: 402-359-8830
  • Location: 4906 South 180 Street Omaha, NE 68135



9. Nebraska Adaptive Sports (NAS)

  • Bocce ball, Goalball, Sitting Volleyball,  Snow Skiing, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Softball, Wheelchair Tennis


10. Special Olympics Nebraska

  • Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Equestrian, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Roller Skating, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Unified Bowling, Bolleyball
  • Overview: Special Olympics Nebraska transforms the lives of over 7,500 individuals with and without disabilities through programming in sports, health, and education. We believe in ending discrimination and fear and building a future of justice and joy.

  • Link: https://www.sone.org/

  • Contact Information:

    • Phone: 402-331-5545 or 800-247-0105

    • Mailing Address: 11011 Q Street, Suite 104C Omaha, NE 68137-3700


11. National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA)

  • Softball
  • Overview: Wheelchair softball was born in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus was born a new game played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lot, instead of the normal grassy infield, and a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.In 1976, the National Wheelchair Softball Association (NWSA) was founded and served as the governing body for wheelchair softball in the United States and around the world. The game is played under the official rules of the 16-inch slow-pitch softball as approved by the Amateur Softball Association of America with some rule modifications that are made for the wheelchair user.  Teams throughout America compete on a regular basis and hosts several tournaments throughout the summer. NWSA holds the Wheelchair Softball World Series (WSWS) annually to determine an annual champion. Today, NWSA governs over 40 teams in the United States. Several teams have sought and found allegiance and sponsorship with their Major League Baseball (MLB) team counterparts, such as the , Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, and San Francisco Giants. International teams are welcome to compete in the annual World Series.  Japan has sent a team to compete for several years, and Team USA Wheelchair Softball has traveled to Japan to compete.

1.29. Nevada

1. City of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation

  • Cycling, power soccer, track and field, wheelchair basketball
  • Overview: Through the city’s Adaptive Recreation Division, community-based therapeutic recreation services provide opportunities for individuals to become and to stay active in the community. Individuals of all ages and ability levels will find a variety of recreational activities to enrich their leisure time.The City of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services proudly supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are an individual with a disability or a parent of an individual with a disability and require program modifications, please contact the program supervisor two weeks prior to the program start date. Program modifications will be made on an individual case-by-case basis.
  • Location: 749 Veterans Memorial Drive Las Vegas, NV 89101

2. City of Reno Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

  • Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, dance
  • Overview: City of Reno is now a Chapter member of Move United! Since 1956, Move United has focused on one goal: To improve the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.  Move United’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreation, high performance sport and educational programs. Each year through our nationwide network, we serve over 70,000 youth, wounded warriors and adults through a nationwide network of over 150 community-based chapters in more than 40 states nationwide.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: wolfea@reno.gov
    • Phone: 
      • General: 775-334-4636
      • Rugby: 530-386-3340
      • Basketball: 775-682-9056
  • Location: 1 E. First Street Reno, NV 89505
3. The Center for Adaptive Riding
  • Equestrian 
  • Overview: The CAR is designed to benefit individuals with a wide range of abilities. CAR’s therapeutic horseback riding is for riders with varying degrees of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and/or mental health special needs. In 2015 CAR began to outgrow their home in Washoe Valley and ultimately moved to the beautiful Horseman's Park in old southwest Reno.  At this new location, CAR became a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International Premier Accredited Center, which the center prides themselves on. Each year CAR continues to grow their number of riders in the therapeutic horseback riding program. In 2018, CAR piloted a grief program for children who lost a parent. This program was a great success and CAR is working to collaborate with other organizations in the community to expand this program.
  • Location: HORSEMAN'S PARK 2800 Pioneer Drive ​Reno, NV 89509

4. High Rollers Adaptive Sports Foundation

  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Overview: The High Rollers foundation acts as both the booster and club for Las Vegas High Rollers Wheelchair Rugby. Through their backpack outreach program, they provide support and resources to help ease the transition for those who have sustained permanently disabling injuries.
  • Location: 2300 Bay Hill Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89117

5. The City of Henderson Adaptive Sports 

  • Basketball, power soccer, tennis
  • Overview: Henderson Adaptive Sports aims to include those with disabilities by providing support in the form of adaptive equipment, program modification, additional staff training, support staff, and other services to facilitate inclusion.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 702-267-4065
  • Location: 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd. Henderson, NV 89014









1.30. New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Crotched Mountain
Phone: (603) 547-3311
Email: info@crotchedmountain.org
Founded in 1953, Crotched Mountain Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization serving children and adults with disabilities and their families. Through specialized education, rehabilitation, community and residential support services, we renew hope and restore lives for thousands of people annually throughout New England and New York. Our 1,400-acre campus includes a school, hospital, outpatient clinic, aquatic center, residences, athletic complex and the nation’s longest accessible trails in a mountainside environment. Our community-based services include assistive technology, care management and residential services, located throughout New England and New York

New England Healing Sports Association (NEHSA)
Phone: (603) 763-9158
info@nehsa.org
Contact: Tom Kersey, Executive Director
NEHSA, located at the base of Mount Sunapee in Newbury, NH, provides year-round adaptive sports programs to persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities. NEHSA has instructed those with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and multiple sclerosis while also servicing the needs of our blind, deaf, paraplegic, and quadriplegic students (only a partial list) These individuals have successfully participated in such activities as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, and tubing.

New England Disabled Sports
Phone:
(603)745-9333 at Loon Mountain; (603) 278-3398 at Bretton Woods
Email:
info@nedisabledsports.org 
New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides year-round adaptive sports instruction to adults and children living with physical and cognitive disabilities. Headquartered at Loon Mountain Resort, NEDS is a nationally-recognized program that helps more than 500 student-athletes enjoy sports like alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and Nordic skiing in the winter, and cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, and other activities during the summer months. New England Disabled Sports is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA.

Northeast Passage
Phone: (603) 862-0070
Email: northeast.passage@unh.edu
The mission of NORTHEAST PASSAGE is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can recreate with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers.

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center
Phone: (603) 497-2343
Email: karen@upreachtrc.org
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center is an educational, nonprofit program dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, and psychological development of challenged children and adults, through progressive therapies, specifically those centered around the horse

 

1.31. New Jersey

1. Adaptive Golfers

  • Golf
  • Overview: Adaptive Golfers help you find the answers and create the golf game you want. Adaptive Golfers has experienced instructors, manufacturers, and organizations working day in and day out on helping people with challenges discover the wonders and therapeutic values of golf.
  • Contact Information: 
    • Phone: (973) 632-1321
    • Email: gianna@adaptivegolfers.org
  • Location: 23 Stoneybrook Ln. Oak Ridge, NJ 07438


2. Children's Lightning Wheels— Children's Specialized Hospital Program 

  • Archery, Swimming, Track and Field
  • Overview: Children’s Lightning Wheels, a Paralympic Sports Club, sponsored by Children’s Hospital, is a sports team for athletes ages 5-22. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 150 New Providence Road Mountainside, NJ 07092


3. North New Jersey Navigators 

  • Archery, Track and Field, Swimming, Table Tennis
  • Overview: The North Jersey navigators is a non-profit organization providing adaptive sports programs to help children with disabilities increase their mobility skills, social skills, and activity levels; as well as; to inspire children with disabilities to achieve an increase participation in all physical activities. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 201- 435- 1688
  • Location: PO Box 1517 Bayonne, NJ 07002

1.32. New Mexico


1. Adaptive Sports Program

  • Fishing, Golf, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding, River rafting, Rock climbing, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Wake-boarding, Wake-surfing, Water skiing, Yoga 
  • Overview: Whatever your age, ability level, experience, or schedule, the Adaptive Sports Program New Mexico has something for you. By investing in innovative adaptive equipment and training for our dedicated volunteer instructors, we hope to offer you the chance to get outside all year long at one of our sport programs


2. Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation 

  • Archery, Cycling, Dance, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Rock Wall Climbing, Sled hockey, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Yoga
  • Overview: Adaptive sports and recreational programs are available for Carrie Tingley Hospital patients ages birth to 21. 


3.  Global Opportunities Unlimited

  • Archery, Basketball, Fishing, Hand-cycling, Isotope Baseball, Kayaking,  Skiing, Trekking 
  • Overview: GO Unlimited is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with disabilities by creating access to adaptive sporting and outdoor adventure opportunities.


4. Kayak New Mexico Inc.

  • Adaptive kayaking
  • Overview: Kayak New Mexico, Inc. was founded to improve the quality of life for people with physical or developmental disabilities or life-threatening medical conditions through recreational ‘adaptive’ kayaking. By adapting the environment, equipment, or teaching methods, we are able to accommodate most consumers into our adaptive kayaking programs. 


5. Keshet Dance Company

  • Dance
  • Overview: Integrated dance lessons and performances are available to individuals of all ages and disabilities.


6. Not Forgotten Outreach

  • Adaptive Skiing, Hand Cycling, Sled Hockey, Swimming
  • Overview: Lessons and events for veterans and their families.


7. State of New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability 

  • Wheelchair Basketball 
  • Overview: The New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD) is committed to improving the quality of life of all New Mexicans with disabilities by addressing social integration, economic self-sufficiency, political resolve, physical and program accessibility, and full participation in the benefits of life and rights of all individuals.


8. Special Olympics New Mexico

  • Aquatics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian, Flag Football Golf, Hockey, Indoor Track, Poly Volleyball, Soccer, Softball Running, Walking
  • Overview: Sponsors sports competitions and training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, ages 8 and up.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 505-856-0342
    • Mailing Address: 6600 Palomas NE Suite 207 Albuquerque, NM 87109




1.33. New York

1. Adaptive Sports Foundation

  • Alpine skiing, snowboarding, core training
  • Overview: Since 1984, the Adaptive Sports Foundation has been providing sports and recreation opportunities to thousands of children and adults with both cognitive and physical disabilities. Considered one of the top adaptive sports programs in the country, the ASF has been on the cutting edge of adaptive sports programming and has provided what participants have often described as “life-changing experiences.”
  • Location: 100 Silverman Way Windham, NY 12496

2. Capital Region Nordic Alliance 

  • Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biathlon, orienteering
  • Overview: Capital Region Nordic Alliance Inc. (CRNA) is a recognized 501c3 Charitable not-for-profit outdoor recreation alliance,  focusing on year-round activities in the Nordic Sports of Biathlon, Orienteering, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing and Paralympic Nordic to the entire community, with particular attention to those individuals with special needs or disabilities. 
  • Location: Eastern NY

3. Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, Inc.

  • Para-kayaking, outrigger canoeing 
  • Overview: Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, Inc. (CAOO) provides paddling opportunities to individuals of all abilities. CAOO focuses on providing inclusive outrigger canoeing programs to people living in Western New York (Greater Rochester and Greater Buffalo areas).  The outrigger canoes used for CAOO group programming are DC-8s (Double-Canoe that seats 8 people) and are very stable, making it ideal for introducing people to the water and safe for individuals who have a physical, intellectual, or emotional challenge. A trained steers-person always guides the boat and ensures a safe and fun experience for the paddlers.
  • Location: 560 Shore Drive West Henrietta, New York 14586

4. Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired 

  • Bowling, ice hockey, running, cycling, adaptive curling, yoga
  • Overview: A key component of our comprehensive vision rehabilitation program is Adaptive Sports and Recreation (ASR). Through the engagement of sports and a variety of recreational activities, people who are blind or visually impaired improve their health and the quality of their lives. They achieve greater independence and more importantly, self-confidence.
  • Location: 507 Kent St., Utica NY 13501 

5. Sitrin Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports (STARS)

  • Curling, basketball, shooting, road racing, paddling, biathlon
  • Overview: Sitrin STARS is an innovative adaptive sports program that provides individuals with physical disabilities opportunities to engage in a variety of sports on a recreational, competitive, and Paralympic basis. We offer year-round firearms safety courses and practice sessions through our adaptive air rifle shooting program. Opportunities also exist to compete on the Paralympic-level. We train competitors for the Wheelchair Division of America’s biggest 15K road race, the Boilermaker, as well as other races throughout the world. The biathlon program combines adaptive skiing and rifle shooting, offering year-round training opportunities at both the recreational and Paralympic-level. Adaptive paddling is a sport that both individuals and families can enjoy, taking in the splendor of Upstate New York's finest waterways.
  • Location: New Hartford, NY

6. City of New York Parks and Recreation 

  • Wheelchair basketball, swimming
  • Overview: NYC Parks offers adaptive fitness, sports, and arts programs at our parks and recreation centers for all abilities. While many of our events are accessible, these events are geared specifically towards people with physical disabilities. Find an event or program that fits your needs. Adaptive Hubs are fully accessible recreation centers that offer adaptive programs. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 646- 632-7344
  • Location: NY, NY

7. Helen Hayes Hospital 

  • Bowling, fishing, sailing, hand cycling, yoga, kayaking, wheelchair dancing, wheelchair softball, archery, basketball, golf, power soccer, rowing, snow skiing, shooting, water skiing
  • Overview: From sailing to cycling and golf to gardening, the HHH Adapted Sports & Recreation Program is a four-season initiative serving individuals with a range of abilities, interests and skills. Leisure opportunities are an important component of an active and healthy lifestyle, fostering rehabilitation, recovery and camaraderie, and the Adapted Sports & Rec Program is dedicated to offering a range of recreational and competitive events. The program reaches out to current and former patients, as well as individuals living in the community who may be interested in trying out a new activity or resuming a sport or activity they may have enjoyed prior to acquiring a disability. Prior experience is not required to participate in any activity. All activities are supervised by experienced staff, including recreational and physical therapists, taking into account individual needs and abilities.
  • Location: Route 9W N, West Haverstraw, New York 10993

8. Row New York 

  • Rowing
  • Overview: Row New York was founded in 2002 based on the premise that the discipline of competitive rowing combined with rigorous academic support yields powerful returns. Rowing instills in athletes a strong work ethic, persistence, and grit. This is particularly evident in the classroom, where focus and determination produce higher grades and college acceptance rates. In addition, delayed gratification and the emphasis on endurance that rowing demands means our rowers don’t just build strong resolve––they learn that collaboration and cooperation are critical to success. It is this sense of teamwork and trust that is at the heart of our programs. Since 2002, our programs have impacted the lives of thousands of New York City teenagers, helping to build strong, confident young people ready to tackle the demands of college. We’ve worked with people of all ages, with and without physical and cognitive disabilities, to build strength and a sense of teamwork and tenacity. At Row New York, we pull together—in the boat, in the classroom, as a community—to help all rowers push ahead.
  • Location: 3579 Harlem River Drive New York, NY 10034

9. STRIDE Adaptive Sports

  • Whitewater rafting, swimming, tennis, hiking, yoga, dance, archery, shooting, cycling
  • Overview: STRIDE’s sports and recreation programs are at the core of what we do. We focus on providing individual lifetime sports and recreation opportunities. Annually, we teach over 11,000 free and low-cost adaptive sport lessons in 18 different sports in 28 venues in four states in the Northeast. We have an impeccable safety record and success rate, all of which is possible because of the dedication of our trained staff of more than 350 volunteer instructors.
  • Location: 150 West Sand Lake, New York 12196

10. Rochester Community Inclusive Rowing (RCIR)

  • Rowing
  • Overview: RCiR offers non-competitive, inclusive rowing opportunities to those with any challenge or barrier or rowing, at no cost to them, so they too can experience all the therapeutic benefits rowing has to offer. or anyone who’s ever been part of a rowing club or participated in crew, explaining what it’s like to row or scull might well be described as something close to nirvana, a transcendent kind of “happy place” that comes from connecting with the river in one continuous movement in concert with one’s fellow rowers. At Rochester Community inclusive Rowing we believe rowing should be available to EVERYONE. Born out of a love for the sport of rowing, the robust physicality of it and the peaceful experience of being on the water, RCiR offers non-competitive, INCLUSIVE rowing opportunities to those with any challenge or barrier to rowing, at no cost to them, so they too can experience all the therapeutic benefits rowing has to offer. We provide a welcoming place to learn a new skill, to have fun, and to grow in a supportive community.
  • Location: 20 Black Creek Road Rochester, NY 14623 

11. Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports 

  • Downhill skiing, curling, cycling, kayaking, wheelchair lacrosse, sled hockey 
  • Overview: Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in adaptive sports and, through this participation, develop the social, emotional and physical confidence necessary to become leaders in the community. It's essential that all athletes have access to equipment, programs, and facilities regardless of their disability. Amazing things can happen when people are inspired. Our athletes continually blaze new trails for future generations to discover sled hockey. With teamwork, anything is possible. The stories that bring athletes to the sport of sled hockey are the same stories that form the bonds to build champions.
  • Location: Hamburg, NY

12. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Hand cycling, adaptive yoga, water skiing, alpine skiing, golf, wheelchair table tennis
  • Overview: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital encourages people of all abilities to take part in physical activities such as sports and exercise. Through our Therapeutic Recreation department, Burke offers several adaptive sports and fitness programs. These sports can be played by people with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. Many of these sports and fitness programs are based on existing sports and simply modified to meet the special needs of those with a disability. Adaptive sports such as the First Swing Golf Clinic foster a sense of inclusion to many who otherwise would not participate in the sport. For people interested in learning more about taking part in adaptive sports, Burke hosts a number of seminars throughout the year to learn more. These can include explanations on what adaptive sports are, where they are available, how people can take part, and the benefits of staying active through sports.
  • Location: 785 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, New York 10605

13. Gallop NYC

  • Equestrian
  • Overview: Gallop NYC offers horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship programs for people with disabilities. These lovely, patient animals are the key to GallopNYC’s uniquely effective equine therapy program. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of horse care, and have won awards and grants for our work with horses. GallopNYC’s talented and passionate employees are motivated by the sense of purpose that comes with our mission and programs.  Many of our staff first started their career at GallopNYC as a volunteer.
  • Location: 88-03 70th Road Forest Hills, NY 11375

14. American Special Hockey Association 

  • Sled hockey
  • Overview: We have grown to support over 100 established Special Hockey Clubs throughout the United States and are supporting the growth of over a dozen new organizations.   We partner with a number of clubs in Canada in friendship. As awareness increases about special hockey, so will opportunities for more people to become involved and active helping grows access to the sport they love. Each day, our players and families bravely rise to meet their challenges with determination and achieve their goals.  Our athletes overcome the obstacles of developmental disabilities and physical disabilities that would have otherwise prevented them from being involved with a team.  Our youngest players first step on the ice at five, and there is no age limit to participate. We offer different levels of play, so players of all abilities can participate safely and comfortably.  Together players of all abilities create memories that will last a lifetime. We proudly serve a diverse group of athletes, coaches, peer mentors, families, and friends through specialized supports, training, and encouragement. Our goal is to build relationships between our organizations that support inclusion of special hockey into local hockey communities.  We are here to provide you with resources, supports, and assistance!  You can help us by getting involved, telling our stories, and helping us welcome new players and families to our sport. We will work closely with you to ensure that any initiative or program is exactly as you wish it to be.
  • Location: Johnson City, NY 13790


15. Achilles Team 1000

  • Road Racing-Wheelchair Running
  • Overview: Achilles International, a global organization operating in 25 countries including the US, transforms the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connections. Since our founding in 1983, we have empowered over 150,000 athletes of all ages and ability levels to participate in endurance events around the globe. While our programs focus on running, our main objective has always been to bring hope, inspiration, and the joys of achievement to all.
  • Contact:
  • Location: 315 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018


























1.34. North Carolina

1. Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program 

  • Rugby, Water-Skiing, Hand Cycling, Snow Skiing, Kayaking, Curling, Tennis
  • Overview: ASAP is designed to challenge youth and adults with physical disabilities develop skills that will allow them to live a life without barriers. ASAP is able to do that and more through competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities in the community we serve and to support and promote the achievement of personal goals of adaptive athletes. 
  • Location: 208 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203

2.  Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR) - Greensboro Parks & Recreation

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Bowling, Adaptive Golf
  • Overview: The mission of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) Section of Greensboro Parks and Recreation is to provide recreation services for individuals of all abilities. Operating from a strength-based perspective, we strive to encourage each participant to attain their highest level of independent functioning by increasing leisure awareness, introducing and building a variety of skills, and promoting active engagement in the Greensboro community. We advocate for and provide inclusive recreation opportunities for all.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 336-373-2626
  • Location: 300 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

3.  Bridge II Sports

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Cycling, Kayaking, Archery, Air Rifle, Goalball, Golf
  • Overview: Bridge II Sports creates opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities to ‘Find The Player Within’ through the power of adapted sports. We believe sport empowers and changes lives on and off the court and challenges perceptions of disability in our community. We are proud to provide year-round adapted sports programming and special events like Valor Games Southeast, August Madness and Paddle!Lake Crabtree that brings together our athletes and the community. We recognize the value and potential of all lives. Disability does not define people or outcomes.
  • Location: 3729 Murphey School Rd., Durham, NC 27705

4. Carolina Crash Quad Rugby

  • Quad Rugby
  • Overview: The Carolina Crash was founded in 1995 as part of an overall vision of Carolinas Rehabilitation to serve the sport and recreational needs of its patients through the Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program, ASAP. Additional founding program partners include the hospital and its Foundation as well as several veteran players.
  • Location: 3900 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209


1.35. North Dakota

1. Prairie Gritt Adaptive Sports 

  • Basketball/ Wheelchair Basketball, Fishing, Golf, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Sled Hockey, Swimming Track and Field, Triathlon, Water Skiing, Yoga 
  • Overview: Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing sports opportunities for youth and adults living physical and mental disabilities to enhance their quality of life. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 509 30th Ave NW Minot, ND 58702
2. Dreams in Motion, Inc. 

  • Archery, Curling, Dance, Downhill Skiing, Sled Hockey, Soccer, Track and Field, Tennis, Wheelchair

  • Overview: Based in Mandan, North Dakota, Dreams in Motion provides competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs critical to health and well-being of youth and adults with disabilities.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O. Box 625, Mandan, ND, 58554

1.36. Ohio

1. Adaptive Adventures Sports Coalition

  • Boating, Climbing, Cycling, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Water Skiing
  • Overview: We focus on your ability to participate in sports at your own pace and skill level. We have a variety of adaptive sports equipment to meet your needs – from beginners to competitive athletes. Our team of trained and skilled volunteers provide lessons on sports skills and safety. We also teach your family members the skills needed for each adaptive sport, so you can all enjoy sports together. No boundaries. Just sports.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: info@adaptivesportsconnection.org 
    • Phone: 614-389-3921
  • Location: 6000 Harriott Drive Powell, Ohio 43065



2. Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio

  • Basketball, Power Soccer,  Sled Hockey, Softball, Strength and Conditioning,  Track, Wheelchair Rugby,  Kayaking
  • Overview: At Adaptive Sports Ohio, we remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play, and utilize sport to elevate ability and empower futures.

  • Link:https://adaptivesportsohio.org/

  • Contact Information:

  • Location: 2148 Eagle Pass, Suite C Wooster, Ohio 44691


3. Bridge Riding for the Disabled

  • Horseback riding
  • Overview: Dedicated to helping disabled people, both children and adults, find new freedom through their experiences with horses. We serve many individuals with a variety of diagnoses ranging from those with cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, strokes and multiple sclerosis.

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: howe.pm@earthlink.net

    • Phone: 937-654-4693

  • Location: 743 West Pekin Road Lebanon, OH 45036


3. Cincinnati Recreation Commission Foundation

  • Aerobics, Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Boot Camp, Boxing, Cycling, Dance, Dodgeball, Fencing,  Flag Football, Football, Floor Hockey, Golf, Kayaking, Kickball, Martial Arts, PickleBall, Pilates, Power Sculpt, Running, Senior Olympics, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Walking, Yoga, Zumba


4. Columbus Recreation and Parks

  • Basketball,  Blind Soccer, Boccia, Goalball, Football,  Power Soccer, Quad Rugby, Swimming, Walking
  • Location: 1755 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43203


5. Great Miami Rowing Center

  • Rowing
  • Overview: We are a not-for-profit community devoted to the growth and prosperity of Hamilton’s Historic downtown, as well as the health and wellness of area residents of all ages and abilities, who want to safely use the river for competition, fitness, and recreation.

  • Link:http://greatmiamirowing.com/

  • Contact information:

  • Location: 236 High Street, Hamilton, OH 45011


6. Greater Columbus Rowing Association

  • Para-Adaptive Rowing
  • Overview: The para-adaptive rowing program is a community program of the Greater Columbus Rowing Association which introduces people with physical challenges and various handicaps to the sport of rowing.

  • Link: http://www.columbusrowing.org/para-adaptive

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: President: gcrapresident@gmail.com

    • Mailing Address: 3033 Thoburn Drive, P.O. Box 218131, Columbus, Ohio 43221


7. Miami Valley Association of Disabled Athletes

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis 


8. Youth Challenge

  • Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Fishing, Geocaching, Golf, Hiking, Sailing, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis 
  • Overview: Youth Challenge offers year-round adapted sports and recreational programming throughout the Greater Cleveland area to children with such disabilities as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, or that are blind or deaf. 

  • Link: https://www.youthchallengesports.com/programs/

  • Contact Information:

  • Location: Activities are held at sites throughout Northeast Ohio. Please check the program calendar for specific location information



9. Dancing Wheels 

  • Dancing 
  • Overview: IF DANCE IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. That is the fundamental belief behind the Dancing Wheels Company & School. Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.
  • Location: 3030 Euclid Ave, Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44115


1.37. Oklahoma

1. The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges 

  • Adaptive cycling, air rifle shooting, archery, boccia, chair aerobics, goalball, power soccer, rowing, strength and conditioning, table Tennis, Tai Chi, wheelchair Basketball, wheelchair tennis, yoga
  • Overview: The CENTER is dedicated to providing adaptive sports to our Members as well as boosting awareness of adaptive sports in our community. We offer a variety of sport classes for enjoyment & skill development with opportunities for recreational & competitive play. Our program includes opportunities for individual & team practice with our competitive sports; participants may also enjoy multiple sport clinics, workshops, & events often in collaboration with other sport clubs & community partners. Participants of any skill level are welcome to enjoy instruction offered by our staff & volunteer coaches.
  • Location: 815 South Utica Avenue Tulsa, OK 74104

2. Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation

  • Rowing, adaptive rowing, dragon boating, whitewater rafting, canoe/kayaking, sailing, fitness
  • Overview: We believe the new name ties all of our initiatives – adventures, athletics, Olympic and outdoor programming – together seamlessly. So now it’s easier to see how your support of RIVERSPORT adventures and RIVERSPORT athletics also supports RIVERSPORT youth outreach.The RIVERSPORT Foundation remains focused on changing lives for the better. We are helping Oklahoma City become a stronger, healthier community as people get involved in outdoor sports and recreation. A U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, we are training the next generation of Olympic Hopefuls in both rowing and canoe/kayak, and we are at the forefront of innovation in sport as we bring AR, VR and eSports to the mix. Every year the Boathouse District attracts people from across the country – and around the world – who travel here for world-class racing, adventure sports, recreation and relaxation. The future of RIVERSPORT grows more exciting with each day.
  • Location: 800 Riversport Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73129

3. Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OASA)

  • Kayaking, tennis, swimming, water skiing, track and field, wheelchair basketball, sled hockey 
  • Overview: The OKASA aims to develop, promote, and sponsor recreational and competitive athletic activity for individuals with physical disabilities. OKASA is committed to sponsoring and supporting recreational and competitive events including basketball, track and field, swimming, road racing, table tennis, weight-lifting, and water sports. In most sports, competitions are available at the local, regional, national and international levels.
  • Location: ​Oklahoma City, OK 73156








1.38. Oregon

1. Oregon Adaptive Sports

  • Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing
  • Overview: Oregon Adaptive Sports envisions a day when everyone has the benefits of outdoor recreation, regardless of ability. We see Central Oregon as a year-round destination for adaptive sports with OAS as the leader in providing state-of-the-art equipment, professional instruction, staff, and dedicated volunteers, resulting in top-quality experiences for our participants.
  • Location: 63025 OB Riley Rd Ste #12, Bend, OR 97703

2. Northwest Wheelchair Tennis Association

  • Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: Our mission is to further the development of wheelchair tennis. To promote an active lifestyle and supportive community for junior and adult wheelchair tennis players through recreational and competitive play with wheelchair tennis players, family and friends.
  • Location: 826 Pioneer Dr., Silverton OR 97381


3. Adaptive Sports Northwest

  • Handcycling, Power Soccer, Sitting Volleyball, Goalball, Kayaking, Swimming, Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby
  • Overview: Adaptive Sports Northwest has provided life-changing opportunities to children and adults with physical disabilities since 1982. We offer a wide range of programs and events that educate, connect, and inspire children and adults to activate and realize their own personal possibilities and improve their lives. Through sports, we are opening doors to healthy lifestyles and supporting the development of essential life skills such as self-confidence, socialization, and independence. We promote physical activity and provide resources to meet the diverse needs of athletes include clinics and practices for recreational enthusiasts, tournament play for the more competitive player, and important support of the world-class Paralympian.
  • Location: 4840 SW Western Ave, Suite 500, Beaverton, OR 97005


1.39. Pennsylvania

1. The Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports 

  • Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Cycling, Kayaking, Rowing, indoor Rowing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Track and Field, Triathlon, Yoga
  • Overview: The mission at Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports is to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities through inclusive sport, wellness, and recreation programs. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 4 Boathouse Row Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19130 

2. Three Rivers Rowing Association 

  • Alpine/ Downhill Skiing, Bowling, Canoeing, Cycling, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Swimming, Water Skiing
  • Overview: Since Three rivers Adaptive Sports (TRAS) evolved in 1989, they have supported the belief that sports, recreation and physical fitness are an integral and important part of everyone’s life.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 38235, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
3. On the Edge Children's Foundation
  • Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Tai Chi, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing
  • Overview: On the Edge Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides fun and safe adaptive water sports services to educate, challenge and to inspire people of all ages and abilities to live a healthier lifestyle.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 65 Heritage Drive Gettysburg, PA 17325
4. Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports (BRASS)
  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding
  • Overview: Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports (BRASS) is a nonprofit organization and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. Their mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through adaptive snow sports and recreational activities.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O Box 125, Pennsylvania Fairfield, PA 17320
5. Adaptive SCUBA Diving Association 
  • Adaptive Diving
  • Overview: The mission of the Adaptive Diving Association is to improve the quality of life for military veterans and all others within the community facing mobility challenges by providing the freedom of movement provided by the zero-gravity environment of water.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O. Box 144 Schwenksville, PA 19473
6. American Dance Wheels 
  • Dance
  • Overview: The mission of American Dance Wheels Foundation (ADF) is to make a significant contribution to the lives of individuals with ambulatory disabilities by providing the social, rehabilitative, and competitive activity of Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin Dance to partnerships comprised of one seated and one standing dancer.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: PO Box 88, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 

7. American Wheelchair Archers

  • Archery
  • Overview: They offer wheelchair archery for people with disabilities. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 612-520-0476
  • Location: West Sunbury, PA 16061 


1.40. Rhode Island

1. Angels on Horseback Therapeutic Riding School, Inc.

  • Horseback riding
  • Overview: Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals suffering from a variety of conditions. Experience has shown us, in many instances, that this unique therapy, when used in conjunction with more traditional medical treatments, provides life-altering changes. 
  • Location: 1 Turtle Trail Charlestown, RI 02813


2. Rollin’ Red Sox Wheelchair Softball

  • Wheelchair Softball
  • Overview: We are a wheelchair softball team. We are a member of the National Wheelchair Softball Association and compete each year at the two largest wheelchair softball event, the National Wheelchair Softball Tournament and Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: New River Rd Manville, Rhode Island 02838


3. Sail to Prevail

  • Sailing
  • Overview: Sail To Prevail is a nonprofit that improves the lives of more than 1,000 children and adults, each summer, through sailing in our fleet of specially adapted, 20-foot sailboats. Our programs encourage individuals with disabilities to be active participants in the sailing experience. 

  • Link: https://sailtoprevail.org/

  • Contact information: 

    • Phone: 401-849-8898

  • Location: 60 Fort Adams Drive Fort Adams State Park Newport, RI 02840


4. Shri Service Corps

  • Yoga
  • Overview: Their goal is to serve adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, veterans, children in schools, hospitals, and shelters incarcerated youth, and men and women in recovery - every week.

  • Link: https://shriyoga.org/index.html

  • Contact Information:

  • Location: Pawtucket Armory 172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI 02860


5. Special Olympics Rhode Island

  • Alpine Skiing, Aquatics (Swimming), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Flag Football, Football (Soccer), Golf, Nordic Skiing, Motor Activities Training Program(MATP), Powerlifting Sailing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
  • Overview: The mission of Special Olympics Rhode Island is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. 


6. U.S. Sailing

  • Adapted Sailing
  • Overview: Adaptive sailing refers to programs that provide unrestricted access to the water and experiential sailing for persons with disabilities.

  • Link: https://www.ussailing.org/education/adult/adaptive-sailing/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: adaptive@ussailing.org.

    • Phone: 401-342-7914



1.41. South Carolina

1. Costal Adaptive Sports

  • Basketball/wheelchair basketball, cycling, surfing, track and field 
  • Overview: Coastal Adaptive Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating sports opportunities and scheduling recreation activities to enhance the lives of individuals and families who have disabilities. The president says: Sports have always been a passion of mine. When I had my accident eight years ago, leaving me a quadriplegic, I assumed participating in any of my passions was over. I definitely couldn't have imagined how wrong I was! Not until I found CAS did my life change for the better. I began as a participant loving being able to to get involved in all types of sports, especially two of my favorite sports in surfing and basketball. I soon became a board member and began our surfing program, Wheel to Surf, which is the most joyous thing I've ever been apart of. Now as the President, I have to say, I definitely never imagined being able to reach as many lives locally, across the country, and internationally as we have. It fills my heart to see the happiness in our participants and their families, and has shown me what my true purpose is in life. It can be said now that sports literally saved my life, and in turn has inspired me to devote myself to helping those in need to find that joy as well. It's a beautiful thing to see and be a part of, and I'm extremely grateful to all of those that make it happen.
  • Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

2. Adaptive Expeditions 

  • Paddle sports, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, cycling, hand cycling, swimming 
  • Overview: Adaptive Expeditions offers adaptive outdoor recreation adventures that focus on FUN!   The goal of our recreation and fitness program is to build a community where we can share ideas and common experiences, have fun, push limits, and redefine what’s possible. Recreation and fitness programs occur on a regular schedule throughout the year.  Click below to learn more about each program, or visit our event calendar for scheduling and registration. We also regularly arrange custom outings and adventures.   Just give us a call and we can help arrange a trip for you, your family, friends or any other group.
  • Location: Charleston, SC, 29422

3. Clemson Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 

  • Wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball, soccer, track and field, archery, air rifle, running/wheelchair racing, swimming 
  • Overview: Clemson has provided regional adaptive sport competition for more than two decades, and serves as both an introduction for newcomers, as well as a qualifying opportunity for Jr. Nationals and/or Paralympic competition for more developed athletes. Clemson University has introduced wheelchair tennis as its first adaptive sports team, making it one of only a few across the U.S. Faculty working in recreational therapy and a student formed the team, which has already competed in collegiate tennis matches. Those same faculty members are actively recruiting in an effort to grow the team and eventually begin more adaptive sports programs at Clemson.
  • Location: 263 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634

4. Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Alpine skiing, sled hockey, basketball, cycling, fencing, golf, sailing, tennis, water skiing *sports offered may vary monthly
  • Overview: Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital offers various adaptive sports to those with disabilities. The clinics are free but reservations are required. Roger C. Peace offers several community and support groups for our patients. Learn more about the many ways we help our patients, both physically and mentally.
  • Location: Greenville, SC




 




1.42. South Dakota

1. Minnehaha Archers

  • Archery
  • Overview: Archery is a sport accessible to just about everyone with a disability, including the visually impaired. While it is not only fun to challenge yourself to hit the target, it’s also physically beneficial, increasing body strength, focus, flexibility, and attention skills.
  • Location: 5108 N. Harvestore Rd. Sioux Falls, SD 57107

2. TOPSoccer

  • Power Soccer
  • Overview: TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to anyone who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the US Soccer family.
  • Location: 2127 S. Minnesota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105



1.43. Tennessee

1. Tennessee Association of Bling Athletes

  • Cycling, Goalball, Golf
  • Overview: TNABA, Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes, is a non-profit organization that provides sports and recreational activities for blind or visually impaired men, women, and children of Tennessee.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O. Box 160185, Nashville, TN 37216
2. Sports, Arts & Recreation of Chattanooga (SPARC)
  • Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Pontoon Boat, Running, Snowboarding, Triathlon, Tubing, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Racing, Wheelchair Tennis 
  • Overview: SPARC was formed by a group of individuals who believed that persons, regardless of ability, should have the opportunity to participate in competitive and recreational activities in an integrated setting. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 6638 Declaration Drive, Hixson, TN 37343

1.44. Texas

  1. City of Pasadena Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center
  • Fitness Programs, Swimming, Wheelchair Sports 
  • Overview: The Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center provides affordable recreation programming, innovative therapeutic recreation services, and an outlet to promote the healthy use of leisure time for people with disabilities.

  • Link: https://www.pasadenatx.gov/189/Adaptive-Recreation

  • Contact Information: 

    • Phone: 713-477-1511

  • Location: Pasadena City Hall 1149 Ellsworth Drive, Pasadena, TX 77506


2. Dallas VA Lady Mavericks Association

  • Wheelchair basketball 
  • Overview: The Lady Wheelchair Mavericks Basketball Team is a non-profit organization committed to improving the health and well-being of physically disabled women and girls. Participation in active and competitive wheelchair sports promotes both independence and self-confidence; it also encourages the development of life-long skills which in turn supports the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. 

  • Link: https://wheelchairladymavericks.webs.com/

  • Contact Information: 

  • Location: 2750 Bachman Dr, Dallas, TX


3. Fencing Institute of Texas, Inc.

  • Para-fencing
  • Overview: The program’s mission is to provide quality instruction in fencing and life skills that prepare our athletes to be effective contributors to their communities, schools, and professional lives. 

  • Link: https://fenceintexas.org/

  • Contact Information:

  • Location:1000 West Crosby Road, Suite 134, Carrollton, Texas 75006


4. Harker Heights Parks and Recreation

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: The Harker Heights Ability Sports program provides recreational opportunities for youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities. It was established in 2010 as an extension of the City of Harker Heights’ Paralympic Sports program. We are an all-inclusive program for children between the ages of 5 and 22. Our participant’s disabilities range from autism and Asperger’s to Downs Syndrome to cerebral palsy. Whether it is through participation, advocacy or coaching, we encourage everyone to get involved! 

  • Link: http://www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/index.php/adaptive-sports

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: Jonathan Hanson, Recreation Superintendent: jhanson@harkerheights.gov Bailey Ross, Athletic Coordinator: wross@harkerheights.gov 

    • Phone: 254-953-5660

  • Location: 307 Miller's Crossing | Harker Heights, TX 76548


5. Houston Parks and Recreation Department- Adaptive Recreation

  • Accessible Fitness Center,  Adaptive Yoga,  Adaptive Aquatics,  Air Rifle, Boccia Ball, Power Soccer, Table Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby


6. Kinetic Kids

  • Baseball, Basketball,  Bike Camp, Cheerleading,  CrossFit, Dance, Drumming Around,  Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Karate, Outdoor Explorer, Skateboarding, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Swimming,  Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga
  • Overview: Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with special needs and their families through sports, fine arts, and educational programs to foster the development of courage, confidence, fitness, pride, joy, and community.

  • Link: https://www.kinetickidstx.org/

  • Contact Information:


7. Memorial Hermann TIRR Sports

  • Quad Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Ultimate Frisbee, Hancycling, Paralympic Sport Club


8. Morgan’s Wonderland- STRAPS

  • Boccia, Functional fitness, Goalball, Pickleball, Power Soccer, Sit Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Soccer, Wheelchair Softball
  • Overview: STRAPS mission is to organize, promote, administer, and conduct a variety of adaptive and Paralympic-style sports for wounded service members and veterans as well as other adults and youth. STRAPS athletes strive to become role models and mentors to others with disabilities as they promote character development through sports.

  • Link: https://morganswonderlandsports.com/straps/

  • Contact Information: 


9. One Chair at a Time

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Track & Field
  • Overview: One Chair At A Time is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for adolescents and young adults with physical disabilities by providing sports wheelchairs, education, and opportunities for participation in adaptive sports.

  • Link: https://www.onechairatatime.org/

  • Contact Information: 

    • Email: info@onechairatatime.org

    • Phone: 806-367-5904

  • Location: Amarillo, TX



10. ParaSports

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Racing, Wheelchair Tennis, Hand Cycling
  • Overview: ParaSports offers a variety of adaptive sports services to San Antonio and the greater community.


11. RISE Adaptive Sports

  • Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Handcycling, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, Knee Boarding, Parasailing, Rugby, Sit Volleyball, Swimming, Tubing, Water Skiing, Wheelchair Skate
  • Overview: Our mission is to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed, and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs.

  • Link: http://riseadaptivesports.org/

  • Contact Information: 

    • Email: info@riseadaptivesports.org

  • Location: North Texas


12. Sea Scout Base Galveston DBA Galveston Community Sailing

  • Adapted Sailing
  • Overview: The adaptive sailing team works to train disabled athletes from TIRR to be able to sail for pleasure as well as to compete in national competitions.

  • Link: https://www.ssbgalveston.org/adaptivesailing

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@ssbgalveston.org

    • Phone: 409-572-2560

  • Location: 7509 Broadway Galveston, Texas 77554


13. Seton Brain and Spine Institute

  • Basketball, Camping, Fishing, Football, Scuba, River Rafting, Snow Skiing, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Overview: The primary focus of the Adapted Sports program is to improve the participant’s functional fitness level. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to enhance the total quality of life by providing psychological and health-related benefits.

  • Link: https://www.seton.net/brain-and-spine-care/spinal-cord-injury/adapted-sports-program/ 

  • Contact Information:

    • Phone: 512-324-3540

  • Location: 1600 W 38th St, Austin, TX


14. STARskaters
  • Skating,  Sled Hockey
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 16434 Sugar Land, TX 77496


15. Team River Runner Texas

  • Adaptive Paddling 
  • Overview: This program’s mission is to provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports!


16. Texas Adaptive Aquatics 

  • Kayaking, Sailing, Water Skiing
  • Overview: Texas Adaptive Aquatics is a non-profit sports training program for children and adults with disabilities. This organization features an outstanding adaptive water skiing program that allows people with physical and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement of water skiing, sailing, and kayaking. 

  • Location:103 Page Lane, Huffman, TX 77336


17. Texas Rowing for All

  • Rowing
  • Overview: Texas Rowing For All's mission is to provide programs that build self-esteem, confidence, fitness, and lasting friendships for people with physical, sensory, and intellectual disabilities through inclusive rowing and paddling.


18. Townlake YMCA

  • Adaptive Circuit, Adaptive Cycle, Adaptive Dance, Adaptive Gymnastics, Adaptive Swimming/ Adaptive Water Exercise, Adaptive Yoga, Adaptive Walk & Stretch
  • Overview: YMCA Adaptive Sports programs are designed so that youth with diverse needs can experience building skills, confidence, and friendships through sports.


19. University of Texas at Arlington

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: The University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball and Adapted Sports program provides sport and recreation programs, including competitive athletic opportunities, for our students with disabilities. 

  • Link: http://www.uta.edu/movinmavs/athletics/

  • Contact Information: 

    • Email: dgarner@uta.edu 

    • Phone: 817-272-3410

    • Mailing Address: 801 W. Greek Row #115 · Box 19260, Arlington, TX 76019


20. American Wheelchair Bowling Association
  • Bowling
  • Overview: For any organization or movement to form, there has to be a need for that particular group.  In order to see the need there has to be a person or a group of people with vision.  In the case of the AWBA, that person was Richard F. Carlson. In the spring of 1962, Richard of Huntsville, Alabama came to Louisville, Kentucky to bowl in the annual Southern Bowling Congress Tournament.  That was unusual in that he bowled from a wheelchair which was a rarity in most sectional tournaments.  It was important as well since it provided him an opportunity to expound on the concept of creating a national organization dedicated to growing the sport of bowling from a wheelchair, an elusive dream he and a few cohorts had toyed with for some time.  His vision was grand, to conduct the first Annual National Wheelchair Bowling Tournament.  He took his ideas to the Greater Louisville Bowling Association, explaining that while the task was challenging, his commitment and dedication to the sport was up for such a challenge.  With the support of local businesses, Richard set out in an attempt to draw as many as 10 or 12 to the first National Wheelchair Bowling Tournament with Louisville as its first site. 
  • Location: 16006 Congo Lane Houston, Texas 77040


21. Texas Adaptive Aquatics 

  • Sailing, Water-Skiing, Kayaking 
  • Overview: TEXAS ADAPTIVE AQUATICS (T.A.A.) features an outstanding adaptive water-skiing program that allows people with physical and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement of water skiing, sailing, and kayaking. T.A.A. founded in 1989 and incorporated in the State of Texas in 1990, is a non-profit sports training program for children and adults with disabilities. T.A.A. is the leader in teaching techniques for disabled skiers. Our aim is to continue to help improve the skiing ability and skills of our participants so they can enjoy skiing away from the clinics with their family and friends.  Our programs are available to only physically and/or mentally challenged individuals or groups with the desire to learn how to water ski for the first time, or to rediscover an activity thought to have been lost due to an accident or injury.
  • Location: 103 Page Lane, Huffman, TX 77336

1.45. Utah

1. City of Logan Adaptive Sports and Recreation

  • Basketball/wheelchair basketball, boccia, swimming 
  • Overview: The Community Recreation Center is a joint agreement project undertaken by the City of Logan and the Logan City Board of Education. The objective of the project is to enhance the educational and recreational opportunities for the citizens of Logan and the students of Logan High. Logan High School physical education and athletic programs have preemptive rights to the entire Logan Community Recreation Center during the school hours of 8:00 am–5:30 pm when school is in session.
  • Location: 195 S 100 W Logan, UT 84321


2. National Ability Center 

  • Nordic Skiing, indoor rock climbing, skiing snowboarding, snowshoeing, challenge course, cycling, archery, paddle sports, water sports, aquatics, mountain biking, outdoor climbing, rafting, camping and backpacking, fat tire biking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing
  • Overview: We are the seekers and explorers, the fun-makers and adventurers. We believe life doesn’t stop unfolding just because we have a (dis)ability. We’re adaptive. Our NAC family draws from decades of experience working with people of all abilities, harnessing the power of specialized equipment, techniques, teaching methods, and over 1,900 volunteers. We adapt to make recreation and outdoor adventures accessible to people of all abilities – 365 days a year and across the state of Utah. We’ve got basecamps in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Moab! Together, we start with “I CAN,” dream big and cherish every win – be it Paralympic gold, or quality time spent with family and friends. Whether you are a never-ever, an accomplished athlete, or somewhere in between, we welcome you, your family, and your friends. Most programs cater to those with a different ability, or (dis)ability, and many have been designed with inclusion as a first priority. 
  • Location: 1000 Ability Way Park City, UT 84060


3. Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports 

  • Downhill/Alpine skiing, snowboarding 
  • Overview: Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports (formerly Snowbasin Adaptive Sports) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to provide adaptive snow sports programs at Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Nordic Valley resorts. We are passionate about enriching the lives of people with disabilities through winter sports and recreation. Thanks to the generous support of individual donors, grants from private corporations, foundations, and the community, we offer scholarships that enable participants to engage in our programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Location: Eden, UT


4. Salt Lake County

  • Air rifle, archery, basketball/wheelchair basketball, boccia, bowling, goalball, powerlifting, rock climbing, soccer/power soccer, strength training, swimming, tennis/ wheelchair tennis, track and field, wheelchair rugby, yoga
  • Overview: Salt Lake County provides the opportunity to play sports in inclusive environments as well as in our specialized programming. Modification will be provided upon request, free of charge. Salt Lake County provides the opportunity to play sports in inclusive environments as well as in our specialized programming. In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Modification will be provided upon request, free of charge. To ensure a prompt response, please submit your request at least 48 hours prior to your anticipated need.
  • Location: 8446 South Harrison Street (340 W) Midvale, UT 84047






1.46. Vermont

1. Green Mountain Adaptive Sports

  • Sit Skiing, Swimming, Indoor Rockclimbing, Paddleboarding
  • Overview: Green Mountain Adaptive Sports is a Vermont-based non-profit founded in 2010 on the belief that access to sports and recreational programs are a powerful means for people with disabilities to develop independence as well as physical and mental well-being. We focus on getting people out and having fun. We value the effect our programs have on entire families. Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities living in or visiting Vermont by sponsoring participation in adaptive sports and recreational programs. We work cooperatively with our partner organizations to enhance their ability to deliver a quality experience to persons with disabilities.
  • Location: Hyde Park, VT 

2. CHAMP: Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program

  • Horseback Riding
  • Overview: CHAMP is a non-profit, volunteer driven, PATH - International Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center providing year round horse-assisted activities and therapy with dignity and respect for all. Established in 1987, CHAMP provides horse-assisted programs to meet the needs of children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges. CHAMP works in partnership with other organizations to develop specialized programs.  CHAMP aspires to be a sustainable center and a leader in therapeutic horse assisted activities.
  • Location: 57 East Shore Road South Hero, VT 05486

3. Ability Plus Adaptive Sports

  • Adaptive Skiing & Snowboarding 
  • Overview: AbilityPLUS serves a diverse population of individuals, from people with severe physical disabilities to people with autism, across the spectrum. AbilityPLUS programs are open to everyone. We teach and work with people regardless of their age, disability or financial constraints. Since our founding in 1997, programs have grown from working with a handful of families and individuals to providing thousands of program lessons to hundreds of families and individuals each year. We have year round adaptive programs, lessons and events.  AbilityPLUS offers year round programs.  In the winter, join us for alpine, nordic, snowboard and snowshoe lessons.  During the warmer weather, participants enjoy hiking, cycling, canoeing and more.  All lessons and programs operate out of the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire with partnership and affiliate programs throughout New England.
  • Location: Glen, NH 03838

4. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports 

  • Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Paddleboarding, Cycling, Sailing, Rock Climbing, Tennis
  • Overview: Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year-round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. We are recognized nationally for our client-centered programs and for providing access and instruction to sports and recreational activities with the belief that these things provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual.
  • Location: 77 Alpine Drive, Pico Mountain Killington, VT 05751 


1.47. Virginia

1. Sportable

    • Air Rifle, Archery, Basketball, Cycling, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Paratriathlon, Power Soccer, Road Racing, Rock Climbing, Rowing, Swimming, Track and Field 
    • Overview: Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005.
    • Link: www.sportable.org

    • Contact Information:
  • Location: 1365 Overbook Road, Richmond, VA 23220 

2. Therapeutic Adventures, Inc.

  • Alpine Skiing, Canoeing, Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Sled Hockey, Snowboarding, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: Therapeutic Adventures exists to educate, challenge, and inspire persons of all ages and abilities to improve functional independence, leadership skills, safety skills, as well as new ways to overcome the challenges associated with active participation in adaptive outdoor adventures.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O, Box 4668, Charlottesville, VA 22905
3. Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

  • Alpine Skiing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Snowboarding
  • Overview: Wintergreen Adaptive Sports provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O. Box 4334 Charlottesville, VA 22908
4. American Canoe Association 

  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting
  • Overview: The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 503 Sophia St. Suite 100, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

5. Virginia Beach Adaptive Water Sports 

  • Water Skiing
  • Overview: Our mission is to serve individuals with disabilities in our community, and their families, by offering events such as clinics, workshops and training sessions to instruct and develop our disabled athletes and support staff.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: Witchduck Lake 400 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
6. Virginia Beach Hockey Club  
  • Ice Hockey
  • Overview: The VBHC continues to serve as a Warrior Life Fund program dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive program for hockey players of all skill levels and ages.  We encourage hockey families to participate
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 4915 Broad St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

7. Virginia Sun Wheelers Basketball Team

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: To provide support for physically challenged athletes residing in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area to achieve their highest athletic potential in all sports at the local, state, national, and international levels.  Our focus is to assist in developing self-esteem, experience competitive sports, raise public awareness of people with disabilities, and offer an environment of health and fitness at the highest level.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 3213 W Cheltingham Pl. Virginia Beach, VA 23452

1.48. Washington

1. Adaptive Action Sports, Inc.

  • Skateboarding, Snowboarding
  • Overview: We provide Action Sports programs for disabled youth, young adults, and veterans. Our intention is to break down attitudinal barriers that promote exclusion. 

  • Link: http://adacs.org/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@adacs.org 

    • Phone: 360-820-9268

    • Mailing Address: 0184 Copper Road, Suite A1B, Copper Mountain, Colorado 80443


2. Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. 

  • Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag football, Golf, Soccer, T-ball
  • Overview: The Youth Athletic Program (YAP) is a sports program for children (ages 5 and up) of all abilities.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 202-467-2737




3. Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation
  • Golf, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball 
  • Overview: Adaptive Recreation is sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities but open to all. 

  • Link: https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/activities-and-sports/ 

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@tacomaparks.com

    • Phone: 253-305-1000

  • Location: STAR Center 3873 S 66th St Tacoma, WA 98409


4. Next Step Archery

  • Archery 
  • Overview: Archery is one of the fastest-growing sports! Whether you’re looking for archery lessons as a fun family activity, first date night, or are interested in becoming a local or world competitor in archery, we offer a blend of skill-building exercises, games, and video analysis for all to enjoy.

  • Link: https://www.nextsteparchery.org/

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: info@nextsteparchery.org

    • Phone: 425-977-2770

    • Mailing Address: 22313 70th Ave West, Suite U1A,  Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


5. Northwest Association of Blind Athletes

  • Beep Baseball, Dragon Boating, Goalball, Hiking, Hockey, Judo, Kayaking,  Swimming,  Soccer,  Skiing, Stand-up paddle-boarding, Tandem Biking, Track & Field
  • Overview: The program's mission is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.


6. Outdoors for All Foundation

  • Cycling/ Biking, Downhill Skiing, Hiking, Kayaking, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Yoga
  • Overview: The program’s mission is to enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.


7. ParaSport Spokane

  •  Road Racing, Strength & Conditioning,  Track & Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Yoga
  • Overview: With integrity, ParaSport Spokane will provide training and competitive athletic opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities that promote success, self-worth, and independence. ParaSport Spokane uses adaptive sports as a catalyst for life.
  • Location: 10210 E 9th Ave, Spokane WA


8. Seattle Adaptive Sports

  • Wheelchair Basketball, Sled Hockey, Power Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field
  • Overview: Seattle Adaptive Sports empowers people with physical disabilities to push beyond their limits and reach their full potential. We believe that team sports are a powerful vehicle for personal growth & development for people with disabilities.


9. Seattle Wheelchair Rugby Association

  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Overview: Seattle Slam competes in the Pacific Conference of the U.S. rugby league governed by the USQRA (United States Quad Rugby Association). 

  • Link: https://seattleslam.org/#home

  • Contact Information:

    • Email: Jeremy Hannaford: CRF45029@hotmail.com

  • Location: Highland Community Center 14224 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98007


10. Sherwood Recreation Center

  • Adapted Circuit Training, Bowling, Walk Fit Therapeutic
  • Overview: A community activity for adults with special needs offering a fun, physical, competitive, social, and skill/team-building experience.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 202-698-3075
  • Location: 640 10th St NE, Washington, DC 20002


11. St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute

  • Basketball,  Rugby, Strength & Conditioning
  • Overview: Through Team St. Luke’s competitive sports program, athletes of all ability levels can take part in individual and team sports.



1.49. West Virginia

1. CAMC Health System 

  • Strengthening and endurance
  • Overview: Physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking are risk factors for heart disease. These risk factors can be reduced by living a healthy lifestyle, including exercise. Exercise may also protect against stroke. Walking, stair-climbing, dancing, jogging, and other activities of at least moderate intensity also reduce stroke risk. Plus, exercise can help you prevent or manage several chronic diseases that become more common with age: type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and arthritis.Both your body and mind can benefit from exercise. Exercise can help you manage stress. It's not clear whether stress affects the heart directly or has an effect on other risk factors and behaviors that affect the heart. These may include blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking, and overeating. Cutting down on stress, however, can at least make your life more enjoyable. Exercise can also boost your self-image and help counter anxiety and depression.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 304-388-5432
  • Location: Charleston, WV 25326

2. Challenged Athletes of West Virginia 

  • Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cycling, canoeing, golf, wheelchair basketball 
  • Overview: Challenged Athletes of WV aims to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation. Through our program, adaptive equipment and instruction are available for just about every disability group: 3 and 4 Track Skiing, Mono and Bi-Ski, Bind and hearing impaired and Development Disabilities.  All lessons are one on one and are flexible based on the needs of each participant.
  • Location:10 Snowshoe Dr. Snowshoe, West Virginia 26209

1.50. Wisconsin

1. Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association

  • Sled Hockey, Quad Rugby, Wheelchair Softball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Lacrosse, Wheelchair Bowling, Goalball, Boccia
  • Overview: The Wisconsin Adaptive Sports Association’s (WASA) mission is: "To promote community collaboration of adaptive sports and recreation opportunities to those with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments in Wisconsin." The primary goals of WASA are: 1. To develop a greater number of consistent and ongoing recreational programmatic opportunities throughout greater Milwaukee. 2. To create an environment and culture that is welcoming to all abilities and talent levels, from the recreational participant to the elite athlete. 3. To collaborate whenever and wherever possible to better serve our mission and the participants of WASA. 4. To hire a staff that can serve our mission and participants with a level of expertise, professionalism, and knowledge that exceeds our own.
  • Location: Milwaukee, WI

2. Milwaukee Recreation

  • Bowling, Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Bocce Ball, Track & Field, Soccer
  • Overview: The school-based MPS Adaptive Athletics program is a cross-categorical, competition-based athletics program for MPS students between the ages of 6-21. The program targets individuals who have difficulty participating in regular education athletics, as they need adaptations in time, equipment, rules, and/or specific events. All Adaptive Athletics competitions are hosted at various MPS high schools and are held during the school day.
  • Location: 2414 W. Mitchell Street Milwaukee, WI 53204


1.51. Wyoming

1. Casper Mountain Biathlon

  • Biathlon
  • Overview: Casper Mountain Biathlon Club is a non-profit organization, a designated Paralympic Sport Club and a member of the U.S. Biathlon Association. Casper Mountain Biathlon Club’s mission is to provide opportunity and training for youth and adults of all abilities to achieve excellence through the sport of Biathlon.

  • Location: 1046 Lemmers Rd, Casper, WY 82601
2. Teton Adaptive Sports

  • Alpine Skiing, Camping, Climbing, Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Nordic Skiing, Rafting, Sled Hockey, Yoga
  • Overview: The mission of Teton Adaptive Sports is to promote, support, and develop outdoor sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 7342 Granite Loop Road, Teton Village, WY 83025

2. Adaptive Equipment

2.1. Be Adaptive

Be Adaptive

  • Overview: We are committed to producing the highest quality adaptive hunting, shooting and fishing equipment for all disabled outdoorsmen. Our goal is to help physically challenged people get back into doing the activities they love like hunting, shooting, fishing, archery, photography, and ATV’s. Our company designs and manufactures activity trays, shooting rests for rifles, shotguns, pistols, crossbows, and compound bows, adaptive fishing equipment, hand controls and lifts for ATV’s & much more. If the equipment listed on this website does not meet your needs, please contact us. We are constantly working on developing new adaptive sports and recreational equipment.
  • Contact:
  • Location: P.O. Box 84, Columbia City, IN 46725


2.2. Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)

  • Overview: It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
  • Location: 9591 Waples St. San Diego, CA 92121

2.3. Chariots of Love

Chariots of Love

  • Overview: Chariots Of Love, the mobility division of parent charity Caps Of Love, provides free wheelchairs and free wheelchair repairs for children and young adults through the age of 21 in the United States. We are funded by public tax deductible monetary donations, fundraisers, and grants. Chariots Of Love is growing ever stronger as the charity receives increased recognition for their great benefit to society and increased public awareness of the value of their services. Candidates are received through our application form on this website. Our candidates may be uninsured, under-insured, or otherwise unable to receive the medically-necessary mobility equipment they need. 
  • Location: Lake Worth, FL 33454

2.4. Goal Fix USA

  • Overview: We are committed to providing safe, easy-to-use and long-lasting equipment and accessories for blind participation sports including goalball, torball and blind soccer. Our products are recognized as some of the best on the market, having been designed and made in the United Kingdom to the highest British safety standards. We are proud to supply some of the most high-profile sporting venues and events around the world as well as US schools, academies, universities and local public government recreation departments. Goal Fix Sports is a specialist supplier of high-quality adaptive sports equipment to schools, academies, universities and clubs. Made in Great Britain. All our goals are designed and manufactured in the UK and are recognized as being among the safest and best quality on the market. Goal Fix goalball products include total blackout eyeshades to ensure fair play for all ,competition and lightweight goalball and torball goals, as well as goalball balls. 

2.5. Kelly Brush Foundation

  • Overview: The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. We offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go. But the KBF funds more than just recreation, because when you’re out there on the hill, road or trail, as your heart rate rises and you feel the wind on your face, disability fades away. An active lifestyle forges connections with others — both new friends and old, in and out of a chair. The KBF was founded by Kelly and her family after Kelly was injured in 2006 at an NCAA alpine ski race. Since our founding, we’ve been committed to ski racing safety and will continue to advocate and provide resources so that every ski racer is training and competing on the safest possible venues.
  • Location: Three Main Street, Suite 105 Burlington, VT 05401

2.6. Lasher Sport, LLC

Lasher Sport, LLC

  • Overview: At Lasher Sport we strive to produce attractive high quality custom wheelchairs and sports equipment. We build our wheelchairs one at a time to the specific measurements of our customers. Your happiness is our ultimate goal.
  • Location: 5720 S. Arville Street, Suite 105 Las Vegas, NV 89118


2.7. Spokes’n Motion

  • Overview: Since its conception, Spokes'n Motion has become the leading distributor of adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing equipment in the USA.  Following the American success of the Spokes' n Motion company, a European subsidiary was opened in 2003 in Toulouse (France). This French office allowed Spokes'n Motion to grow its product line to offer a wide range of sport and recreational equipment for those who are disabled. Spokes'n Motion offers a full range of sport and recreational equipment for all seasons !  We invite you to visit our products sections to discover our wide range of equipment.  Our passion is bringing adaptive sports equipment to those who are disabled so that they, too, can enjoy the great outdoors.  We welcome any questions you may have.



2.8. The Fit Foundation for the Disabled

  • Overview: The FIT Foundation is dedicated in providing support to physically challenged individuals and those missing limbs by giving them the opportunity of getting around more independently and enjoying a life of freedom. Founded in 2012, FIT Foundation for the Disabled puts innovation to work for the people who need it most. We believe that just because you’re physically challenged doesn’t mean you have to lose your independence. Thanks to our revolutionary, human-powered vehicles, everyone can get out of the house and enjoy life to the fullest. The main difference between our foundation and others is that our foundation will place our products in recreational areas. The FIT will be sufficient and eventually not need the support of any donors. Our goal is to generate income in excess of expenses and give back to other non-profits that have a similar vision as ours.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 973-277-1526
  • Location: 232 Union Blvd. Totowa, NJ 07512

3. Pediatric Sport Organizations & Camps

3.1. Pediatric Camps

SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

1. Camp Attitude, Oregon Inc.

  • Contact Information: 
    • PO Box 207, Foster, OR 97345
    • Phone: (541) 367-3420

2. Association of Hole in the Wall Camps

  • Contact Information: 
    • Email: info@holeinthewallcamps.org
    • Phone: (203) 562-1203 Fax: (203) 562-1207
    • Mailing Address: 265 Church Street, Suite #503, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

3. My Summer Camps: Special Needs

  • Contact Information: 

4. NCPAD Fun and Leisure Summer Camp Directory

  • Contact Information:  
    • Phone: (800) 900-8086

5. NICHY Summer Camps for Children with Disabilities 

  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: (800) 695-0285

6. Shake-a-leg, Inc.

  • Contact Information: 
    • PO Box 1264, Newport, RI 02840
    • Phone: (888) 742-5353 or (401) 849-8898 

 

3.2. Pediatric Sport Organizations

The following adaptive sports organizations include children and youth programs:

1. Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. 

  • Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag football, Golf, Soccer, T-ball
  • Overview: The Youth Athletic Program (YAP) is a sports program for children (ages 5 and up) of all abilities. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 202-467-2737



2. Medstar National Rehabilitation - DC Sled Sharks  

  • Sled Hockey
  • Overview: The DC Sled Sharks is a junior sled hockey team, competing in the Delaware Valley Hockey League.  Our players range in age from 4 to 18 yr old.  We offer developmental and competitive opportunities for children interested in the sport.
  • Location: 627 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203



3. Nebraska Adaptive Sports (NAS) 

  • Youth Sports: Goalball, Tack and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Softball
  • Overview: NAS membership is free- offers many adaptive sports for youth and adults.



4. Young Dance

  • Dance
  • Overview: Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes, and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism.
  • Contact Information:
    • Email: info@youngdance.org 
    • Phone: 612-423-3064
    • Mailing Address: 655 Fairview Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104


5. Youth Challenge 

  • Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Dance, Fishing, Geocaching, Golf, Hiking, Sailing, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis 
  • Overview: Youth Challenge offers year-round adapted sports and recreational programming throughout the Greater Cleveland area to children with such disabilities as muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, or that are blind or deaf. 
  • Location: Activities are held at sites throughout Northeast Ohio. Please check the program calendar for specific location information. 


6. Move United Youth Sports


7. Wheelchair Sports, USA 

  • Contact Information:

8. Jr. Sioux Wheelers

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Overview: The Jr Sioux Wheelers is an adaptive sports program for elementary through high school age youth. Their mission: To provide athletic opportunities to all youth with lower extremity disabilities due to injury or congenital condition. The program is designed to promote physical fitness, self-esteem, confidence, self-motivation, and independence. The Jr Sioux Wheelers participate in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.
  • Location: 3401 East 31st St. Sioux Falls, SD

9. Adaptive Lacrosse Program

  • Lacrosse
  • Overview: The Adaptive Lacrosse Program is the first of its kind in Massachusetts and is open to all communities. This program offers a way for kids with physical and developmental disabilities to enjoy the sport in a non-competitive and adaptive environment. Coaches and organizational participants will emphasize teamwork, sportsmanship, and skills development on an age and ability appropriate basis. The program is structured to have middle and high school lacrosse players from the local community area teamed as a “buddy” or “mentor” for each participant. These buddy coaches assist in adapting the skills and teaching methods to the needs of each participant’s ability and specific requirements. Equipment and rules will also be modified as necessary to meet the participant’s needs while maintaining the overall fundamental lacrosse team experience.
  • Location: MA




 

4. Recreational Sports

4.1. Alabama Handicapped Sportsmen

  • Fishing, Hunting
  • Overview: Alabama Handicapped Sportsmen offers adaptive sports for individuals with disabilities. Hunting, fishing, outdoor referral and information, and peer support.
  • Contact information:
    • Email: dsullivan@buckmasters.com
    • Phone: 205-339-2800
  • Location: 11802 Creighton Avenue Northport, AL 35475

4.2. Disabled Sports- Easter Sierra

  • Fishing
  • Overview:  Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families by: offering year-round outdoor sports and activities creating inspiring challenges providing expert instruction and adaptive equipment rallying the community to comfortably accommodate people with disabilities. DSES has adaptive equipment to fulfill everyone’s winter and summer dreams: gliding down a snow-covered mountainside, cruising on a cycle or skimming over a placid lake. Activities are customized to each individual; one-on-one or in a group. Our goal is for everyone to be active year-round! DSES makes the outdoors accessible and affordable
  • Contact:
    • Email: lbeardsley@disabledsportseasternsierra.org 
    • Phone: 760-934-0791
  • Location: 1 Minaret Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

4.3. DREAM Adaptive Recreation

  • Alpine Skiing, Camping, Mountain Biking, Paddle Sports, Snowboarding, Water Sports
  • Overview: The mission statement of DREAM Adaptive Recreation is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities providing year-round outdoor adaptive recreational opportunities. 
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: P.O. Box 4084, Whitefish, MN 59937

4.4. Groton Parks and Recreation

  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Rowing, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Overview: The department of Groton Parks and Recreation strives to improve the quality of life of the community through programs that promote health and wellness to all ages, contributing to economic development, ensuring social equality to those facing financial or physical challenges, and through conservation measures that protect our parks and open space.
  • Location: 27 Spicer Avenue, Noank, CT 06340

4.5. Helen Hayes Hospital

  • Bowling, Fishing, Sailing, Hand Cycling, Yoga, Kayaking, Wheelchair Dancing, Wheelchair Softball, Archery, Basketball, Golf, Power Soccer, Rowing, Snow Skiing, Shooting, Water Skiing
  • Overview: From sailing to cycling and golf to gardening, the HHH Adapted Sports & Recreation Program is a four-season initiative serving individuals with a range of abilities, interests and skills. Leisure opportunities are an important component of an active and healthy lifestyle, fostering rehabilitation, recovery and camaraderie, and the Adapted Sports & Rec Program is dedicated to offering a range of recreational and competitive events. The program reaches out to current and former patients, as well as individuals living in the community who may be interested in trying out a new activity or resuming a sport or activity they may have enjoyed prior to acquiring a disability. Prior experience is not required to participate in any activity. All activities are supervised by experienced staff, including recreational and physical therapists, taking into account individual needs and abilities.
  • Contact:
    • Email: peter.gagliardo@helenhayeshosp.org
    • Phone: 845-786-4950
  • Location: Route 9W N, West Haverstraw, NY 10993

4.6. Higher Ground Sun Valley

  • Fly Fishing, Billiards
  • Overview: Back in 1999, we were really good at one thing: teaching locals with disabilities how to use adaptive skis. It took special equipment, understanding, and really, really remarkable coaches.Today, we still take to the mountain with our locals, but now our special equipment and special coaches transforms lives across the country. From the hiking trails of western New York to the mountaintops of Idaho to the surf of Los Angeles, we are deploying the nation's top recreational therapists and mental health professionals to give people of all abilities (especially our nation's veterans) the emotional and social tools they need to feel like they belong.
  • Contact:
    • Email: Info@HigherGroundUSA.org
    • Phone: 208- 726-9298
  • Location: 160 7th Street W Ketchum, ID 83340


4.7. Inland Northwest Disabled Veterans Sports Association

  • Air Rifle, Trap Shooting, Billiards
  • Overview: At  INDVSA  we help educate disabled veterans and the public about adatptive sporting activities that are available to participate in, as well as getting adults and children with disabilities into these events for there healthier life style. We bring activities into area that includes both the disabled and able body athletes. We help disabled veterans learn about adaptive equipment that will enhance their enjoyment of  sporting activities they can participate in, to encourage better health.
  • Contact:
    • Phone: 208- 755-4875
  • Location: 7587 Hehighview Dr., Coeurdalene, ID 83814

4.8. Kentwood Parks & Recreation Department

  • Archery, Biking, Boccia, Bowling, Dance, Downhill Ski, Golf, Kayaking, Pickleball, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Track & field, Wake Boarding, Water Skiing
  • Overview: Kentwood’s adaptive recreation program exists along to provide quality recreation and enrichment programs for people of all abilities. Through sports, clinics, social groups, and many other facets we strive to bring recreational opportunities to all people with disabilities in and outside of Kentwood.
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 616- 656- 5270
  • Location: 4900 Breton Avenue SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

4.9. Meet Me in the Park

  • Variety of Games, Crafts, Cooperative Play Activities 
  • Overview: Meet Me in the Park is a unique program designed to provide inclusive social, sport, and recreational activities at various sites around Pierce County for individuals with special needs and their families.
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: Pierce County 930 Tacoma Avenue S Tacoma, WA 98402

4.10. National Shooting Sports Foundation

  • Basketball/ Wheelchair Basketball, Boccia, Lacrosse/ Wheelchair Lacrosse, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Table Tennis, Yoga
  • Overview: Oak Hills provides health and wellness to those with disabilities through fitness and sports programming. Oak Hills ensures that the quality, diversity, and availability of their programs are equal to everyone. 
  • Contact Information:
    • Phone: 860- 286- 3107
  • Location: 33 Coventry St. Hartford, CT 06112

4.11. National Wheelchair Pool Players Association

  • Wheelchair Billiards 
  • Overview: National Wheelchair Pool Players Association, Inc. (NWPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and regulating wheelchair billiards. The NWPA serves wheelchair billiards as the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) serves able-bodied players. One of the goals of the NWPA is to encourage persons with disabilities who are unable to play or compete from a standing position to become involved in playing pool from a seated position, by holding clinics, tournaments and fundraisers throughout the United States . The NWPA actively seeks player members, associate members and sponsors, in order to achieve this goal. The NWPA sanctions eight to twelve regional events, culminating with annual National Championship and, in some years, an International Championship. The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) has aired a number of our National and International Championships.
  • Contact:
    • Email: Quad7067@aol.com
    • Phone: 703-817-1215
  • Location: 90 Flemons Drive, Somerville, AL 35670

4.12. Oakland County Parks

  • Golf, Kayaking, Pedal Boats, Camping, Trails
  • Overview: Inclusive services are provided so that individuals with disabilities can participate in any program or event hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.  
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328

4.13. RISE Adaptive Sports

  • Hunting, Fishing
  • Overview: Our mission is to assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed, and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs.
  • Contact Information: 
    • Email: info@riseadaptivesports.org
  • Location: Park Road 4, Grapevine, TX 76051

4.14. Shawnee County Parks and Recreation

  • Ping Pong
  • Overview: Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is very proud of our history and recent efforts providing the positive sports environment set forth for individuals, teams, parents, families and friends throughout Shawnee County and the region. Implementing such standards for participants and visitors allows everyone to enjoy a safe and healthy lifestyle. We encourage everyone to read and understand prior to participating in any program/activity or visiting any of our sites. Additional complex guidelines are available under forms.   
  • Contact:
    • Email: prathletics@snco.us
    • Phone: 785-251-6800
  • Location: 3137 SE 29th Street Topeka, KS 66605

4.15. Sitrin Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports (STARS)

  • Shooting, Road Racing
  • Overview: Sitrin STARS is an innovative adaptive sports program that provides individuals with physical disabilities opportunities to engage in a variety of sports on a recreational, competitive, and Paralympic basis. We offer year-round firearms safety courses and practice sessions through our adaptive air rifle shooting program. Opportunities also exist to compete on the Paralympic-level. We train competitors for the Wheelchair Division of America’s biggest 15K road race, the Boilermaker, as well as other races throughout the world. The biathlon program combines adaptive skiing and rifle shooting, offering year-round training opportunities at both the recreational and Paralympic-level. Adaptive paddling is a sport that both individuals and families can enjoy, taking in the splendor of Upstate New York's finest waterways.
  • Contact:
    • Email: mdeperno@sitrin.com
    • Phone: 315-737-2459
  • Location: 2050 Tilden Ave, New Hartford, NY 13413

4.16. Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities (SOLO)

  • Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing
  • Overview: SOLO provides outdoor recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities. SOLO encourages independence and increases participation in family and community leisure opportunities
  • Contact Information:
  • Location: 2505 E Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46615

4.17. St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute

  • Archery, Boating, Boccia, Camping Education, Fishing, Hunting Education
  • Overview: Through Team St. Luke’s competitive sports program, athletes of all ability levels can take part in individual and team sports.
  • Contact Information:
      • Phone: 509-473-6000
    • Location: 711 S. Cowley St. Spokane, WA 99202

    4.18. STRIDE Adaptive Sports

    • Shooting
    • Overview: STRIDE’s sports and recreation programs are at the core of what we do. We focus on providing individual lifetime sports and recreation opportunities. Annually, we teach over 11,000 free and low-cost adaptive sport lessons in 18 different sports in 28 venues in four states in the Northeast. We have an impeccable safety record and success rate, all of which is possible because of the dedication of our trained staff of more than 350 volunteer instructors.
    • Contact:
    • Location: 4482 NY 150 West Sand Lake, NY 12196

    4.19. Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation

    • Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Fishing, Kayaking Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing 
    • Overview: Two Top was established to provide year-round education and recreational activities that provide healthy experiences for disabled athletes.
    • Contact Information:
    • Location: 10914 Clayclick Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236

    4.20. United States Adaptive Recreation Center

    • Fishing, Mountain Biking 

    • Overview: The United States Adaptive Recreation Center is committed to guiding people with disabilities toward the creation and affirmation of rewarding lifestyles by: Facilitating challenging and adventurous recreational programming. Enabling achievement with superior instruction and personnel. Confronting limitations resolutely and educationally. Developing independence through a cooperative reliance on others. Providing resources for sustained participation with peers. Creating awareness throughout the community.
    • Contact:
      • Email: mail@usarc.org
      • Phone: 909-584-0269
    • Location: 43101 Goldmine Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    4.21. Wood River Ability Program

    • Fly Fishing, White Water Rafting
    • Overview: We are outdoor recreation leaders who have decided to do something to help US military amputees. Director Marc Mast is a Sun Valley Ski Instructor, the Ski School's Director of Adaptive Sports and Director of the Wood River Ability Program (WRAP). In addition to 30 years of ski instruction Marc has 26 years of experience (beginning with the Viet Nam conflict) helping wounded veterans develop new skills in outdoor recreation. WRAP is a 501(c) 3 Charitable Corporation established in 1995 to promote physical and mental health for persons with disabilities through sports and recreation.
    • Contact:
    • Location: Sun Valley, ID 83353

    4.22. World Disability Darts Association

    • Darts
    • Overview: WDDAC is a private limited company set up and established by Russell Strobel in partnership with Edward McMillan in March 2020. The added “C” for Compris and Classic Divisions makes this all Inclusive. The WDDA trademarks which are established remain unchanged along with the naming rights of all World Disability Darts Association property.

    5. National Organizations

    5.1. BlazeSports America

    • Youth: Wheelchair tennis, adapted swimming, adapted track, wheelchair basketball
    • Veterans: Adapted archery, adapted pickleball, cycling, adapted rock climbing, adapted rowing, adapted swimming
    • Overview: At BlazeSports, we’re driven by a desire to provide all children and adults with physical disabilities the chance to play sports and live healthy, active lives. We’re proud to have a top-notch team representing BlazeSports; working tirelessly on the frontlines as well as behind the scenes. Interested in learning more about the people that make BlazeSports possible?  Then come meet our team! We’re proud to have a top-notch team representing BlazeSports; working tirelessly on the frontlines as well as behind the scenes. Interested in learning more about the people that make BlazeSports possible?  Then come meet our team! BlazeSports offers a variety of internship opportunities throughout the year at our headquarters in Norcross, Georgia.  These full-time and part-time internships are unpaid, but are designed to give interns real-world work experience and provide academic/course credit in a variety of areas within adapted sports  and non-profit management.

    5.2. Eastern Amputee Golf Association

    • The EAGA was incorporated in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in February 1987 and is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It comprises the following states: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, MD, VA, WV, & DC; however, our members are from all over the world including a total of 42 states. The EAGA mission is to assist in the rehabilitation of amputees and provide for their general welfare, both physical and psychological, through the medium of golf and its associated activities. Amputee Membership is open to any individual who has experienced the loss of one or more extremities at a major joint due to amputation or birth defect. Those with other types of amputation are considered for membership on an individual basis. Associate Membership is available to all non-amputees who are interested in our activities and support the work of the association.
    • Contact Information: 

    5.3. High Fives Foundation

    • Any outdoor sport of the client's choosing
    • Overview: High Fives offers four grant cycles a year open to individuals who have sustained injury from outdoor sport. One of these four cycles is also open to individuals who have been injured through accidents who are applying for adaptive equipment in order to reenter the world of adaptive outdoor sports. You can find our exact application criteria HERE. We have a unique approach to healing and training, that is unlike any other. The High Fives headquarters is based in Truckee, CA. Our office also encompasses the CR Johnson Healing Center - a training space that provides a variety of different resources to Athletes and community members. The CRJ hosts acupuncture and Chinese medicine specialists, massage therapists, physical therapists, and personal trainers. Based on each Athlete's goals, individuals can choose to work towards whatever they want. Some have desires to train for specific sports they pursue while others may train for overall health and wellness.

    5.4. Life Rolls On

    • Adaptive surfing and skating
    • Overview: Founded by 2X World Adaptive Surfing Champion and 4X US National Adaptive Surfing Champion Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with various disabilities. Believing that adaptive surfing and skating could inspire infinite possibilities beyond any disability. Life Rolls On began as a splash into the unknown on September 11, 2001; achieved 501c3 nonprofit status in 2002; and now touches the lives of hundreds of thousands.

    5.5. Move United

    • Archery, basketball, boccia, canoeing, cross-country skiing, curling, cycling, downhill skiing, equestrian, fishing, goal ball, golf, hand cycling, hiking, hunting, kayaking, martial arts, mountain biking, paddling, power soccer, rafting, rock climbing, running, sailing, scuba, skateboarding, sled hockey, snow boarding, snow shoeing, strength training, surfing, swimming, Tai Chi, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, water skiing, wheelchair racing, yoga
    • Overview: Move United’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, competition, recreation, high performance sport and educational programs. Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.” Since 1956, Move United has focused on one goal: To improve the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities. Disabilities include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, other neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, autism and related intellectual disabilities. These sports opportunities transform the people we serve, highlighting the potential in each of us, embodied in our motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”

    5.6. National Ability Center

    • Cycling, archery, paddle sports, rock climbing, challenge course, water sports, aquatics, skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, sled hockey, mountain biking, rafting, adapted horseback riding
    • Overview: We are the seekers and explorers, the fun-makers and adventurers. We believe life doesn’t stop unfolding just because we have a (dis)ability. We’re adaptive. Our NAC family draws from decades of experience working with people of all abilities, harnessing the power of specialized equipment, techniques, teaching methods and over 1,900 volunteers. We adapt to make recreation and outdoor adventures accessible to people of all abilities – 365 days a year and across the state of Utah. We’ve got basecamps in Park City, Salt Lake City and Moab! Together, we start with “I CAN,” dream big and cherish every win – be it Paralympic gold, or quality time spent with family and friends.Whether you are a never-ever, an accomplished athlete or somewhere in between, we welcome you, your family and your friends. Most programs cater to those with a different ability, or (dis)ability, and many have been designed with inclusion as a first priority.

    5.7. National Sports Center for the Disabled

    • Rafting, climbing, sailing, shooting, therapeutic horseback riding, water sports, skiing
    • Overview: We are excited to announce that we are resuming limited, in person programming! Things will look and feel a bit different as we implement health and safety procedures, limit the number of people in our facilities to ensure physical distancing, and focus on programs that can be provided under these guidelines. For all participants, staff and volunteers know that face coverings will be required, daily health screenings will be implemented,  increased  cleaning and disinfection procedures will be in place, and there will be limited access to gathering or waiting indoors as well as limited space to store personal belongings.

    5.8. National Wheelchair Basketball Association

    • Basketball
    • Overview: The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 wheelchair basketball teams across twenty-two conferences. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of eight divisions including: Division I, Division II, Division III, Women’s Division, Intercollegiate Men’s Division and Intercollegiate Women’s Division, as well as Junior 10’ (Varsity) and Junior Prep Divisions.The National Wheelchair Basketball Association hosts the NWBA National Tournament each year. The top teams from each division come together to compete for their national title. The past few years the tournament has been hosted in Louisville, KY.

    5.9. National Wheelchair PoolPlayers Association

    • Pool
    • Overview: The National Wheelchair Poolplayers Association, Inc. (NWPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and regulating wheelchair billiards. The NWPA serves wheelchair billiards as the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) serves able-bodied players. Sports and recreation are the best ways to encourage physically challenged men, women and children to live full and productive lives.  Pool has become a popular sport around the world, but especially for hundreds of wheelchair players.   Pool is the perfect sport for most wheelchair users, because it is not physically demanding and age is not a factor. One of the goals of the NWPA is to encourage persons with disabilities who are unable to play or compete from a standing position to become involved in playing pool from a seated position, by holding clinics, tournaments and fundraisers throughout the United States . The NWPA actively seeks player members, associate members and sponsors, in order to achieve this goal.

    5.10. National Wheelchair Softball Association

    • Softball
    • Overview: Wheelchair softball was born 30 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America’s greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing without the full use of their legs that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus was born a new game played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lot, instead of the normal grassy infield, and a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove. Today, NWSA governs over 30 teams worldwide. Several teams have sought and found allegiance and sponsorship with their Major League Baseball (MLB) team counterparts, such as the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, and Tampa Bay Rays. All wear official MLB logos and uniforms and compete with pride under their respective professional team’s logo. International teams are welcome to compete in the annual World Series.  A team from Japan has competed in the past two WSWS.

    5.11. Paralympic Sport Association

    • Swimming, sledge hockey, swim, Taekwondo, wheelchair floor hockey, kayaking, paracyling
    • Overview: Since 1965 The Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) has been providing adaptive recreation and sport programs in Alberta. We offer grassroots programs open to anyone, and are proud to have been the starting grounds for many National and Paralympic level athletes. PSA’s main office is in Edmonton, Alberta, with a chapter organization in Medicine Hat (Medicine Hat Adaptive Sports and Recreation) and programs running in Grande Prairie through our partner organization Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association. Red Deer programs are also up and coming. The PSA offers sport and recreation programs for children, youth, adults and seniors with physical and/or developmental disabilities.The Paralympic Sports Association (PSA) is an inclusive organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals with disabilities and their support networks, through adaptive recreational and sporting activities.

    5.12. Special Olympics USA

    • Basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, table tennis, triathlon, volleyball
    • Overview: “Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Accountability, Integrity, Respect: Special Olympics USA’s values represent the way we believe and act as a team. They define the beliefs and behaviors of the Special Olympics USA management team, coaching staff, and athletes as we represent all programs across the United States. We follow these values at all times, regardless of the venue or situation.”

    5.13. Sportable

    • Adult: Archery, cycling, fitness classes, goalball, kayaking, power soccer, road racing/running, rock climbing, rowing, swimming, tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair lacrosse, wheelchair rugby, walking 
    • Youth: Archery, CP soccer, cycling, fitness classes, goalball kayaking, power soccer, road racing/running, rock climbing, swimming, tennis, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair lacrosse, wheelchair rugby, rising stars program
    • Overview: For fifteen years, Sportable has been providing a range of athletic opportunities for people with physical disabilities and visual impairments in the Richmond region. While the global coronavirus has affected us all in the past few months, the Sportable family remains resilient.

    5.14. TeamUSA

    • Multiple sports offered 
    • The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is the National Olympic Committee and the National Paralympic Committee for the United States. It was founded in 1895 as the United States Olympic Committee and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

    5.15. Triumph Foundation

    • Cycling, shooting, wellness activities, wheelchair hockey basketball, racquetball, baseball, quad rugby, adapted scuba, wheelchair wheelchair skating, power wheelchair rodeo, running, walking, carriage driving, archery, boxing, murderball, pickleball, tennis, beep baseball, bocce, golf, zumba
    • Overview: Triumph Foundation’s Adaptive Recreation program gives people with disabilities an opportunity to push the limits of their ability and enhance their quality of life. Our mission is to provide adaptive sports, fitness, recreation, and outdoor adventure events to people living in the Southern California community. As a recognized Paralympic Sport Club with the United States Olympic Committee, Triumph Foundation makes activities like riding bikes, target shooting, and playing sports achievable for people with mobility impairments. Our program includes competitive sports, organized events, health and wellness activities, sport instruction, and FUN! Triumph Foundation believes exercise is medicine; that living a healthy lifestyle is an important part of every individual's life, but particularly in the life of a disabled individual; and that staying fit is essential to recovery and to avoiding secondary complications. Sports and athletics are a great way to stay healthy. The benefits of Adaptive Recreation go beyond the physical, they transcend and contribute to the mental wellness and self-esteem for injured individuals. Among the ongoing challenges of spinal cord injury is a sense of being fragile and overprotected; sports allow a person to release pent up emotions, feel a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among teammates, and find a sense of purpose.Triumph Foundation works to expand the number of para-athletes, increase community involvement in wheelchair sports, and we partner with community based programs to enhance their capability.

    5.16. USA Deaf Swimming

    • Swimming
    • Overview: Our team is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

    5.17. United States Disabled Golf Association

    • Overview: The United States Disabled Golf Association provides people with physical, sensory, and intellectual disabilities an opportunity to showcase his or her ability in a golf championship at the highest level in the USA. Contact USDGA if you are interested in participating in a USDGA championship or clinics. We cannot successfully meet our mission unless we know there are golfers that are interested in learning the sport of golf, along with competing with other disabled persons.
    • Location: 598 Dixie Road Clinton, NC 28328

    5.18. United States Power Soccer Association

    • Overview: The USPSA is the governing body for Power soccer in the United States. Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Athletes' disabilities include quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many others. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four players attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in a skilled and challenging game similar to able-bodied soccer. Browse our website for more information about the sport, how to help, and where to find a team in your area!
    • Contact Information: 


    5.19. United States Quad Rugby Association

    • Quad rugby
    • Overview: The United States Quad Rugby Association exists to provide opportunity, support, and structure for competitive wheelchair rugby to people with disabilities. We are here to help people get involved in the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world. Quad Rugby and the USQRA have changed lives. There is story after story of people getting involved with the sport who have found, through peer interaction or just the raw desire to compete, the competitive outlet they hadn’t felt since before their disability. Some, disabled from birth or childhood, may be feeling the competitive fire for the first time. Almost without exception, the positive influence of this challenging sport transfers into players’ everyday lives. That positive power may be the best thing we can say about our association and our game. Smashing Stereotypes One Hit at a Time is the main message of our players and our sport. Quad rugby is a tough, give-no-quarter game. Our players’ lives – their successes and trials on and off the court – are a continuous example of smashing stereotypes. The sport is about ability and competitive fire. It is testament to the spirit of our great athletes, their humanity, and the intensity of our game.

    5.20. United States Golf Association

    • The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States' national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities, and the governing body of golf for the U. S. and Mexico. Individuals needing answers to particular member questions can contact the USGA via telephone, fax, or email and can normally expect a reply within 24 to 48 hours.
    • Contact Information: 
      • Email: membership@usga.org

    5.21. Western Amputee Golf Association

    • Overview: Established in 1968, the Western Amputee Golf Association (WAGA) was started by individuals who enjoy playing golf and wished to promote health and friendships. It is open to all ages and to both men and women in similar situations. The support, sharing of ideas, and comradery brings new meaning to the game of golf for those who have lost a limb and thought golf was no longer an option. WAGA tournaments are open to everyone; many members have invited family and friends to join us, and they have returned year after year.

    6. Virtual Fitness and Sports

    6.1. Adaptive Adventures

    • Instructional Fitness-Based Programs including PaddleSport Arm Workout, Adaptive Yoga & Breathing Exercises, Cycling Recovery, Full Resistance Band Workouts, Stretching and Core for Climbing & more!

    6.2. Angel City Sports


    • Virtual track, swimming, wheelchair tennis, archery, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, table tennis, powerlifting, goalball, cheerleading
    • Overview: Angel City Sports allows athletes to participate in a Virtual Clinic to learn from expert coaches and Paralympic athletes. Athletes then have an opportunity to challenge themselves in Virtual Challenges! Each week of the Angel City Virtual Games presented by The Hartford will feature 3-4 different sports for athletes to try!
    • Contact Information:
      • Email: Info@angelcitygames.org


    6.3. Dance for All Bodies

    • Adaptive Dance 
    • Overview: Dance for All Bodies organizes free, inclusive, and physically integrated dance classes where people of all abilities are welcome! Currently, all of their classes take place virtually on the Zoom platform. They offer Closed Captions in all of our classes.

    6.4. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES)

    • Adapted Workouts, Adaptive Yoga, Cycling

    6.5. Empower Spinal Cord Injury Inc.

    • Wheelchair Skills & More!

    6.6. FightingArts

    Overview: FightingArt offers a "reading room" which features short summaries on various fighting disciplines from around the world. The site provides numerous resources including books, videos, DVDs, and information regarding safety, training, uniforms, and more. Ronald van de Sandt, who has been in the martial arts since 1972, provides martial arts techniques for wheelchair users. These techniques help individuals learn to fight off attackers and some of these techniques are equally useful to anyone seated who needs to defend themselves.

    Link: http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/index.php


    6.7. Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

    FVSRA’s virtual recreation programs are an experience brought to your home via the online platform, Zoom. As more services move to a virtual space, online safety is critically important. FVSRA has a whole line up of social, cultural, and fitness programs that are led by our staff.

    Link: https://www.fvsra.org

    Contact Information: 

    Email:  info@fvsra.org

    Phone: 630-433-1924


    6.8. Kinetic Kids

    • Videos and ZOOM Calls: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, CrossFit, Dance, Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Taekwondo, Volleyball
    • Overview: Our mission is to enrich the lives of children with special needs and their families through sports, fine arts, and educational programs to foster the development of courage, confidence, fitness, pride, joy, and community.
    • Link: https://www.kinetickidstx.org/

    • Contact Information:


    6.9. Move United

    • Full Body Workout, Rumba, Seated Yoga, Tai Chi
    • Overview: During these unusual times, it’s more important than ever that we are safe, connected, and physically active. Move United is committed to helping you do that.
    • Contact Information:
      • Phone: 301-217-0960

    6.10. National Ability Center

    • Virtual biking, Virtual hiking
    • Overview: National Ability Center now has virtual experiences including opportunities to rent a local bike, virtual cycling sessions, and virtual hiking sessions. Informational videos will be offered
    • Contact:
      • Phone: 435-649-3991

    6.11. Paralyzed Veterans of America

    • Adaptive Scuba Webinar, Air Rifle Instructions, Adaptive Yoga, E-Sports, Virtual Spin Classes, Wheelchair Bowling Webinar

    • Overview: Empowers brave men and women to regain what they fought for: independence!

    • Link: https://www.pva.org/

    • Contact Information:

      • Phone: 1-800-424-8200

    • Location: 801 Eighteenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006-3517

    6.12. Treasure Valley Family YMCA

    • Virtual Group Exercises
    • Overview: The Y is committed to strengthening communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to have the Y experience. We strengthen the foundations of community by developing successful youth, engaging people in healthy living, and instilling a commitment to social responsibility. Through the YMCA’s four Treasure Valley facilities and hundreds of programs, youth, adults, and families have access to endless opportunities to achieve healthy living. There is a place for everyone in the YMCA’s programs, which include swimming, land and water sports, weight loss and nutrition, disease prevention and management, wellness coaching, workplace wellness, group exercise, baby/parenting wellness, and a dozen community-based races and triathlons held throughout the year. YMCA staff are qualified and devoted to providing the support and safety one may need on his/her journey to a healthier, happier life.
    • Contact:
      • Email: ynews@ymcatvidaho.org
      • Phone:  208 344 5501
    • Location: 1050 W State Street Boise, ID 8370

    6.13. Yes U Can, USA

    • Tai Chi
    • Overview: Some might find these free video series useful since we are unable to do our swimming and exercising programs at this time. Tai Chi is provided by Dr Paul Lam. His videos are designed to “gently” work the entire body inside and out. Check out his YouTube channel, he has many helpful videos, some of which are for seated viewers.

    7. Additional Misc. SCI Athlete Resources

    7.1. Sportsabilities.com

    Sportsabilities.com

    Sportsabilities.com provides numerous resources for adaptive sports and recreation, including:

    • Events calendar by state (which also includes links to adaptive sports and recreation resources by state)
    • Classified  Section which includes used adaptive sporting equipment and other equipment as well
    • List of related grants

    7.2. 'Continue' an adaptive sports and recreation film

    'Continue' is 28 sports in 28 minutes. Individuals with spinal cord injury play in Utah, Idaho, California, and Belize. This high definition project shows the specialized equipment that removes any barriers to participation after paralysis. Beautiful scenes and an original soundtrack help change the focus from disability to endless opportunity. Continue intends to leave its viewers with many questions and a desire to get them answered. Originally intended for the newly injured; a positive image of life and recreation burned into visual memory to be accessed when ready, Continue can be appreciated by anyone who would like to see how few limitations exist for recreation after spinal cord injury. Free and wide distribution will enable rehabilitation professionals to use Continue as a standard educational tool, ensuring that individuals throughout the world will all know what is possible.

    Contact for more information or to order a DVD: PVA Research, 800-424-8200

    7.3. Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Sports

    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Sports- nationally 

    When paralyzed veterans returning from World War II began playing wheelchair basketball at Veterans Administration hospitals, they and VA recognized sports as a valuable rehabilitation tool. Chapters of the fledgling organization that would become Paralyzed Veterans of America helped to organize games in communities around the country—and organized wheelchair sports were born. Since that time, Paralyzed Veterans of America has become a recognized national leader in wheelchair sports and recreation.

    In outdoor events such as trapshooting and bass fishing or indoor events such as billiards or bowling, athletes who participate in Paralyzed Veterans-sponsored events derive therapeutic benefits on physical, emotional, and social levels.

     

    7.4. USA Paralympics newsletter

    Current news in the world of USA Paralympics, January 2012 newsletter

    8. Adaptive Exercise Resources

    8.1. Lisa Ericson's Seated Aerobic Workout

    8.2. Before You Begin Exercising-RRTC

    Before you begin exercising

    There are many benefits of regular physical activity and exercise, and no matter what your level of injury is, exercise is for everyone!!! Staying active is often considered a key factor in maintaining and improving overall health.  Benefits of moderate physical activity can be even greater for individuals with a disability since they have a tendency to live less active lifestyles. Inform your primary care physician prior to beginning a new exercise routine to make sure there are no medical issues you need to consider once you start to exercise.  If possible, consult a trained exercise professional for an individualized exercise prescription.

    Benefits of regular physical activity and exercise

    • Weight control
    • Improved strength and endurance to perform activities of daily living
    • Decreased anxiety and depression
    • Enhanced feeling of well-being
    • Protection against development of chronic diseases such as diabetes,
    • Prevention of secondary conditions such as cardiovascular disease, pressure sores, hypertension and respiratory distress
    • Increased cardiac (heart) and pulmonary (lung) function
    • Lowered cholesterol and blood pressure

    Types of exercise

    There are several different types of exercise that may benefit you in different ways:

    • Cardiovascular Exercise– Primarily benefits your heart, circulatory system and lungs. Examples of cardiovascular exercise are:
      • Aerobic exercise
      • Circuit training
      • Arm ergometry
      • Wheelchair ergometry
      • Sports (basketball, swimming, quad rugby, cycling etc.)

    The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that adults participate in moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for at least 30 minutes on at least 5 days of the week, which may include housework/chores, brisk-paced wheelchair propulsion, and exercise during which you can still talk easily.  ACSM also recommends that adults participate in high-intensity exercise for at least 20 minutes on at least 3 days per week, which may include playing sports and exercise that makes you feel out of breath.  The exercise does not need to be all at once.  Two 10 minute sessions of exercise can be just as beneficial as one 20 minute session, since you are active more frequently. It is always a good idea to start slow and gradually increase the amount of time and days per week you exercise.  The Spinal Cord Injury Information Network recommends starting with 10 minutes of exercise every other day and then slowly increasing the time you exercise.

    There are many ways that you can incorporate cardiovascular exercise into your daily life.  If you use a manual wheelchair, try parking a little farther from the store entrance and using a ramp instead of an elevator.

    The best way to get active is to get your family and friends active as well.  Even shopping trips to the mall can add some aerobic exercise to your daily routine!

    Resistance exercise– Primarily benefits you by making you stronger (improving muscular strength) and/or giving you better endurance so you can do things longer (improving muscular endurance). Examples of resistance exercise are:

      • Weight machines
      • Free weights
      • Exercise bands

    There are two ways to resistance train: for muscular strength or for muscular endurance.  If your goal is to increase muscular strength, you should use a heavier weight (one that is difficult for you to lift more than 6-8 times).  Perform 6-8 reps 3-5 times, with at least 3-5 minutes of rest between sets.  If your goal is to increase muscular endurance, you should use a lighter weight (one that you can lift at least 12-15 times).  Perform at least 12-15 reps 2-3 times, with 1-2 minutes between sets. 

    It is important keep on breathing while resistance training. Exhale while pushing the weight up or out and inhale while letting the weight down or in. Resistance training sessions should be held 2-3 times per week with at least one day of rest between sessions.

    • Flexibilityexercise– Primarily aimed at giving you greater range of motion in joints and more flexibility in your body. Examples are:
      • Stretching
      • Stretching with assistance
      • Yoga
      • Pilates

    Flexibility training should be incorporated before and after every cardiovascular and strength workout. Be sure to hold stretches (without bouncing) for 30-60 seconds and progress slowly. REMEMBER stretching should never be painful!

    Spinal cord injury related considerations when exercising

    • Incontinence – Make sure to empty your bowel and bladder before exercising
    • Spasticity – Stretch spastic muscle groups and avoid exercises that cause excessive spasticity.
    • Orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure) – Monitor blood pressure throughout exercise, avoid quick movements and make sure you drink enough water.
    • Thermoregulation (irregular body temperature) - Make sure you wear appropriate clothing in warm vs. cold climates, and drink plenty of water.
    • Pressure Sores – Make sure you maintain your pressure relief guidelines while exercising, and get out of sweaty clothes as soon as you are done exercising.
    • Joint strain – Stop exercising if you experience any pain in your joints while exercising.  Consult your doctor before beginning exercise if you have a history of joint pain, particularly in your shoulders.  If you do experience joint pain, certain exercises may need to be avoided.  Consider consulting a trained exercise professional for an individual exercise program that is designed to avoid exercises that will cause you joint pain.

    Important safety considerations

    • Stop exercising if you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath or clammy hands
    • Check medications and their effects during exercise
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Wear appropriate clothing
    • Set realistic short-term and long-term goals
    • Find and follow an exercise program that meets your specific goals

    8.3. How to Videos for Exercise-RRTC

    Exercises

       

    How To Do Shoulder External Rotation/ Rotator Cuff Exercise

    http://youtu.be/qz4VqAl74Ic

    Disclaimer:

    The following activity is performed by a highly trained individual.

    Consult with a therapist before attempting the activity.

    Supervision is highly recommended.

    Be sure to be aware of how your body is responding while you're exercising.

    While shortness of breath and flushing are common and expected during exercise; dizziness, headache, chest pain, nausea, chill and/ or redness in addition are potential signs of a problem.

    If any symptoms persist please contact your doctor.

    Transcript:

    This video will demonstrate an exercise to strengthen the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is very important muscle group that maintains shoulder stability. Pick a light- weight, thera-band or an appropriate weight for you. Place a rolled towel between your trunk and your arm just above the elbow. The towel can help align your shoulder and target the muscles of the rotator cuff. Gently Squeeze your shoulder blades together and slowly bring your wrist away from your body and back towards your belly. You should feel the muscles in your back and shoulder working. This should not cause any pain or irritation. Repeat the exercises on your other arm. Perform 3 sets of 10.

    How To Do Arms Warm Up

    http://youtu.be/WMOr1kYqd3M

    Disclaimer:

    The following activity is performed by a highly trained individual.

    Consult with a therapist before attempting the activity.

    Supervision is highly recommended.

    Be sure to be aware of how your body is responding while you're exercising.

    While shortness of breath and flushing are common and expected during exercise; dizziness, headache, chest pain, nausea, chill and/ or redness in addition are potential signs of a problem.

    If any symptoms persist please contact your doctor.

    Transcript:

    A proper warm up is an important part of any exercise program because it helps prepare your body for exercise. Start with reaching you arms out from your side and begin moving in small circular motions. Comfortably Increase the size of the circles to increase blood flow and get a gentle stretch. Try to avoid shrugging your shoulders up to your ears and keep you neck and head relaxed. Make sure you are sitting tall and your neck is directly over your body throughout the exercise. Next reverse the direction of the circles. This should not cause any pain or irritation. You can progress the warm up with swinging your arms in an open hugging motion. Perform this warm up for approximately 30 sec to a min.

    How To - Do Arms Exercises Using Wrist Weights for C5-C6 Tetraplegia

    http://youtu.be/5DTvPa9oUvI

    Disclaimer:

    The following activity is performed by a highly trained individual.

    Consult with a therapist before attempting the activity.

    Supervision is highly recommended.

    Be sure to be aware of how your body is responding while you're exercising.

    While shortness of breath and flushing are common and expected during exercise; dizziness, headache, chest pain, nausea, chill and/ or redness in addition are potential signs of a problem.

    If any symptoms persist please contact your doctor.

    Transcript:

    I work out with wrist weights to strengthen the muscles in the arms, shoulders, back and neck. They wrap around your wrist and are held in place with Velcro tabs. They come in a variety of weights. The greater the weights, the greater effect you can get for your heart from exercise. Make sure weights are comfortable for you and not too heavy. It's ok to use different weights on each wrist, if one arm is not as strong as the other. I'm going to show you a set of simple exercises with wrist weights.

    Bicep Curls

    Curls strengthen my biceps.

    To build power, I add weight and decrease reps.

    To increase endurance, I decrease weight and increase reps.

    Lateral Raises

    Lateral raises builds up the shoulder and arm muscles, specifically the middle deltoids.

    I do them to build up control of my trunk. They also help stabilize my shoulders.

    Of course I also do them for cardio, to strengthen my heart.

    The Overhead Punch

    The overhead punch builds up shoulder and arm muscles and provides cardio strengthening as well.

    The Chest Punch

    The chest punch or forward punch also works the shoulder and arm muscles and, of course, has cardio effect too.

    Combination of Shrug and Row

    I do a combination shrug/row exercise for scapular stabilization, to strengthen the neck and back muscles.

    Reverse Fly

    The reverse fly strengthens the back and shoulders. Hold for a minute at the top of the rep.

    Biceps Exercises

     

     

    How To Do One Arm Cable Bicep Row/Curl with a Cable Machine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCZMV_43RJk

     

    Disclaimer:

    The following activity is performed by a highly trained individual.

    Consult with a therapist before attempting the activity.

    Supervision is highly recommended.

    Be sure to be aware of how your body is responding while you're exercising.

    While shortness of breath and flushing are common and expected during exercise; dizziness, headache, chest pain, nausea, chill and/ or redness in addition are potential signs of a problem.

    If any symptoms persist please contact your doctor.

     

    Transcript:

    This video will demonstrate a seated row using a cable machine. Make sure your shoulders are stable and without pain in overhead positions before attempting this exercise. Secure your wheelchair by locking the brakes. One option for extra support is to place heavy dumbbells in front of the back wheels and on the footplate. Have the cable set to the highest position on the column and choose a lighter weight when first attempting this exercise. Sit up as tall as you can. Grasp the handle with your thumb pointing up and make sure that holding the cable does not cause any discomfort in your shoulder. Grasp the cable from a forward reaching position and make sure you keep your shoulder blade low on your back instead of shrugged up towards your ear. Pull your elbow down and back in a controlled manner, again focusing on squeezing your shoulder blade down towards the middle. Perform 3 sets of 10 on each arm.

     

    How To Do Dumbbell Hammer Curls

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-eRSjOrw8Y

     

     

    Disclaimer:

    The following activity is performed by a highly trained individual.

    Consult with a therapist before attempting the activity.

    Supervision is highly recommended.

    Be sure to be aware of how your body is responding while you're exercising.

    While shortness of breath and flushing are common and expected during exercise; dizziness, headache, chest pain, nausea, chill and/ or redness in addition are potential signs of a problem.

    If any symptoms persist please contact your doctor.

     

    Transcript:

    This video will demonstrate dumbbell bicep curls. Initially, you should choose a lighter weight to perform this exercise. Sit up as tall as you can and grasp the weight with your thumb pointing up. Curl the weight towards your shoulder, making sure only the elbow is moving. Keep a light grip on the weight to better isolate the biceps. If you feel yourself swaying, stop the exercise and choose a lighter weight. Perform 3 sets of 10.

     

    How To Do Biceps Exercise with a Theraband

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUpn-7R3yZg

    Disclaimer:

    The following activity is performed by a highly trained individual.

    Consult with a therapist before attempting the activity.

    Supervision is highly recommended.

    Be sure to be aware of how your body is responding while you're exercising.

    While shortness of breath and flushing are common and expected during exercise; dizziness, headache, chest pain, nausea, chill and/ or redness in addition are potential signs of a problem.

    If any symptoms persist please contact your doctor.

     

    Transcript:

    This video will demonstrate an advanced bicep exercise using theraband. You must feel comfortable stabilizing  your arm out to the side at shoulder height for an extended period of time before attempting this exercise. To get started, loop a piece of theraband around a sturdy object such as a pole at about the height of your head or shoulder. Position yourself far enough away so that you feel some tension in the theraband and lock your brakes. You can also increase tension by wrapping the theraband around your hand to shorten the band. Stabilize your shoulder and raise your arm out to the side so it is parallel to the floor, and position your hand with your palm facing up. Strengthen your bicep by slowly flexing your elbow and bring your hand towards your head while maintaining a stable shoulder position. In a controlled manner, straighten your elbow almost back to the starting position. There should be tension in the theraband throughout the entire exercise. To exercise the other arm, turn your chair around so you are facing in the opposite direction. Keep in mind that one arm may be stronger than the other and make sure to adjust the resistance accordingly. If the exercise causes pain or discomfort or if it cannot be performed correctly, decrease the tension by repositioning yourself closer to the pole or by choosing a lighter resistance of theraband. As you perform this exercise, avoid the tendency to shrug your shoulder towards your ear by squeezing your shoulder blades down and together in a diagonal direction. Also avoid gripping too hard with your hand in order to better isolate the biceps. Perform _3__ sets of __10_ on each arm or until you feel fatigued. Again, you should not experience any pain.  Theraband is available at most physical therapy offices.

     

     

     

    8.4. Get Moving & Exercise with SCI


    8.5. Universal Fitness after SCI


    Universal Fitness
    The SCI Forum presentation, "Universal Fitness," by Cathy Warms, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, of the University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is available for viewing on your computer as streaming video. A written report of the presentation is also online.

    8.6. Craig Hospital Fact Sheet


    8.7. National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability

    •  National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability 

    8.8. Exercise Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries

    From the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
    NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. They have information and resources for EVERYONE, from guidelines to consider before starting any kind of exercise program to factsheets on many popular activites, games, recreational pursuits, and sports that have been adapted to allow people with disabilities to participate as fully as they wish, become as active as they wish.
     
    Exercise Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Paraplegia VHS/DVD and Quick Series Book
    It is designed for individuals with paraplegia, and features a 25-minute aerobic segment, as well as strengthening, and flexibility segments for a well-rounded exercise program. The NCPAD Quick Series Guide on Exercise for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Paraplegia is a pocket-sized reference guide on exercise for individuals with paraplegia. This is an excellent resource that can be used to complement the exercise video, or as a guide while exercising in your home or at the fitness center.

    Exercise Program for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Tetraplegia VHS/DVD & Quick Series Bookl
    This new release is the second exercise video produced by the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), and funding for duplication and distribution provided by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The NCPAD Quick Series Guide on Exercise for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Tetraplegia is a pocket-sized reference guide on exercise for individuals with tetraplegia. This is an excellent resource that can be used to complement the exercise video, or as a guide while exercising in your home or at the fitness center.

    Exercise Tips for Power Mobility Device Users
    From the The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability newsletter September 2009

    8.9. Range of Motion

    For additional information, visit:

    8.10. SCI Total Fitness online spinal cord injury exercise program

    SCI Total Fitness online spinal cord injury exercise program
    This guided program specifically designed for spinal cord injury will educate you about making healthier choices when it comes to diet, as well as incorporating regular exercise into your routine. Weekly meetings keep you on track toward weight loss goals by holding you accountable for your decisions. If followed as designed, this program can also decrease your risk for cardiovascular diseases (such as diabetes and heart disease.) The program can be tailored to meet your personal needs, and will set you up for continued success.

    8.11. Every Body Fitness: SCI Total Fitness


    8.12. Universal Exercise Equipment for Wheelchair Users

    Challenged Industries

    The implementation this year of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (effective March 15th, 2012) requires that all public facilities that offer the use of exercise equipment provide equal access and opportunity for the use of fitness equipment to the disabled. Essentially, if there is a machine for the able-bodied, then the equivalent must be made available for the disabled. There are over 30,000 fitness facilities in the U.S. Additionally, all hospitals, physical therapy centers, rehabilitation facilities and retirement communities that provide fitness training and equipment must also comply with this amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Our proprietary designs enhance existing fitness facilities with the capability to provide access and use of fitness equipment to persons with disabilities and able-bodied alike. Only our exercise equipment accommodates the disabled through design innovations such as bolt-on swing away seats that fit the existing exercise units, or the wrap around gloves for persons with hand weakness. Our equipment and patents pending designs utilize low starting weights and increase accessibility, and is the only design that accommodates both power and non-power wheelchairs. Our products provide the same means of use for all users; identical use when possible, and equivalent when not.

    Our equipment exceeds the 2010 ADA Standards. We offer a full line of premium exercise equipment, currently with five core machines and soon to offer twenty two unique machines addressing every exercise need. Our fitness equipment is built in the USA. All materials are purchased in the USA and whenever possible we employ veterans and persons with disabilities. Not only are our products vastly superior and ADA compliant, they are also competitively priced.

    This has been a decades long passion of our founder to bring these much-needed products to fruition. We wish to inform interested groups who may be seeking equal access fitness equipment to improve their quality of life. You can view our products at our website:

    8.13. WOWii Physical Activity Study-to Mid-Jan2019

    Physical activity study at Baylor thru Mid January 2019

     

    Time Sensitive Study! – Respond by January 4, 2019 – Compensation $60 - $100 – Apply if you have a Spinal Cord Injury C4 or below & Interested in Getting Physically Active

    Physical inactivity is a leading cause of death for all Americans including those living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Inquire now about enrolling in this innovative study  to identify effective approaches to help people with SCI get more exercise, funded by the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR) and conducted by researchers at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, a leading inpatient rehabilitation hospital in north Texas.

     

    The study, Workout on Wheels Internet Intervention (WOWii), is a four month program and participants will meet over Zoom weekly for 16 weeks and work through weekly online modules to start and stick with an accessible and individualized exercise program. Participants will be compensated for their time to attend fitness testing and complete surveys before and just after the 16-week program.

     

    Please join the study and improve your physical fitness! If you are interested and to confirm eligibility please email, call, or text our study coordinator, Amber M. Lopez. She can be reached at:

    Email: wowii@BSWHealth.org

    Office phone: (214)820-5843

    Project cell #: (469)844-8730

    https://www.bswrehab.com/research-education/research-participation/wowii/


    8.14. Individuals Abilities in Motion


    8.15. Spinal Cord Injury: InfoPages


    8.16. Exercise Tips for Power Mobility Device Users