Help DeskSports, Recreation & FitnessUS Adaptive Sports by StateVermont

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 

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