Adaptive Sports/Recreation Programs
Access2Adventure (A2A) a chapter affiliate of Disabled Sports USA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through sports, recreation and adventure travel. Handcycling, adaptive sailing, scuba diving, and fishing are just some of the activity modules sponsored by A2A. For further information:
All Out Adventures, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through inclusive outdoor programming. All Out Adventures provides quality outdoor programming to people of all abilities, their families and friends. Programs include sailing, sea kayaking, flat water canoeing and kayaking, biking and Handcycling, hiking, camping, ice skating and sledge skating and cross country skiing.
All Out Adventures, Inc.
Maine Handicapped Skiing promotes year round education and training for individuals with physical disabilities in order to develop skills and provide enjoyment through active recreation. Programs include alpine and cross country skiing, snow boarding, snow shoeing, handcycling, canoeing, and kayaking. Every MHS program will offer recreational education of the highest quality, free of charge to the athlete.
Maine Handicapped Skiing
Northeast Passage works to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can recreate with the same freedom of choice and independence as their non-disabled peers. All individuals should have the freedom of recreational choices and opportunities to connect with themselves, their families, friends, community and nature. Sports development programs are available at beginner, advanced and competitive levels. Activities include wheelchair sports, handcycling, golf, hiking, water-skiing, paddling, scuba, sled hockey and cross-country skiing.
Outdoor Explorations is an inclusive disability organization that inspires personal growth through outdoor adventures by serving individuals with all types of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, sensory, emotional and multiple disabilities as well as those without disabilities. Adult, teen, family and group programs offer opportunities to participate in backpacking, camping, white water rafting, kayaking, sailing, and snowshoeing.
Shake-A-Leg Adaptive Sailing Program operates from a fully accessible facility located at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Five custom designed Freedom 20’s and Sonars are available to people with physical and developmental disabilities for recreational, instructional and competitive sailing. Certified instructors operate the program from June through September. Shake-A-Leg also offers traditional and complimentary therapeutic programs.
• Old Mountain Lanes. 756 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (401) 783-5511. Accessible with bowling ramps. Two accessible restaurants. Call for fees and to arrange use of ramps.
• East Providence Lanes. 80 Newport Avenue, East Providence, RI 02916. (401) 438-2300. Wheelchair accessible with many bowling ramps.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding:
• Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center. Inc. (NHRHA accredited) 55 Summer Street, Rehoboth, MA 02769 (508) 252-5814 www.greenlock.org
• In Harmony Therapeutic Riding Foundation (NHRHA accredited) 40 Collins Road, Hopkinton, RI 02833 (401) 364-05898 www.inharmonyri.org
• Rainbows End Therapeutic Riding Center 12 Jarvis Lane, North Attleboro, MA 02769 (508) 643-9871
• Teaberry Knoll Academy of Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (NHRHA accredited) 201 Miller Street, Seekonk, MA 02771 (508) 336-6555 www.teaberryknoll.com
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