My experience as an adaptive ski coach has been nothing short of life-changing. I don’t say that with hyperbole. By bringing together my passion for the mountains with my profession as an investor in biomedical therapies, adaptive coaching completes the circle for me – by focusing on the most important of life’s elements: the human element.
What we all share in common is the belief that difference of ability does not equal lack of ability.
Years after losing a leg, Pam Eberly got into snowboarding and still does it at 67; ‘I play so hard’.
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News and information regarding various sports played by people with disabilities including Paralympics, Special Olympics, and other sports and sporting events for disabled.
In his adolescent years, Jan Povýšil suffered an accident, binding him to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. This unfortunate matter turned his life around, but it did not take long for him to discover new things in life and he quickly acquainted himself with sports for the disabled.
Gelber wondered if any Paralympic or adapted sports organizations had thought of Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a means of helping people with disabilities either return to athletic competition or start for the first time, and though they were very supportive of the idea, they didn't know where to start, so the doctor took it upon himself to organize a tournament that would do just that.
This competition within the competition has established a divide within the sport. The nations that have access to better materials, a commitment to research and development and the funding to follow projects from conception to completion are positioned to remain global powers. Those who do not are lagging forever behind.
ports and recreation have incalculable benefits for injured veterans. There are the obvious benefits of exercise: physical and mental health, improved coordination, and teamwork skills.
"Tin Soldiers" is a fascinating perspective film into the world of amputees, people who have spina bifida, and paralysis, all doing adaptive sports. This film is 100% independent, and the passion project of Ben Duffy and Michael J Sassano as well as executive producer Jeff Bourns.
From the moment I arrived at the rehab hospital to learn how to live with paralysis, people were asking me what sort of adaptive sport I’d get involved in.
Top-notch adaptive sports complexes across the country are giving disabled people opportunities like never before.
Finding sports opportunities for kids with disabilities is not always as simple as going down to the local soccer club during the first week of March for sign-ups.
Providing adaptive sport training and event opportunities to Veterans and the disabled community.
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.
Paradox Sports revolutionizes lives through adaptive climbing opportunities that defy convention.
Deloitte Parasport was created by the British Paralympic Association (BPA) who recognised that more could be done to provide information to disabled people who wanted to take up sport, either at a recreational or competitive level. The BPA and Deloitte also wanted to encourage a more active disability sport community.
Adaptive Action Sports was founded in 2005 by Daniel Gale and Amy Purdy, to help create opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities to get involved in skateboarding and snowboarding, as well as other action sports.
Providing sports and recreation programs for children and adults with physical disabilities to ensure opportunities equal to their able-bodied peers.
The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.
The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self-efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.
Challenge Magazine is a publication of Disabled Sports USA, providing adaptive sports information to adults and children with disabilities, including those who are visually impaired, amputees, spinal cord injured (paraplegic and quadriplegic), and those who have multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, autism and other related intellectual disabilities.
It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.
DisabilitySport.org.uk is a guide to organised sport and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities at both local and international levels. Our mission is to facilitate access to disability sports by providing information on a wide range of sports and sports organisations focusing on people with hearing, visual, physical and intellectual impairment.
DASA encourages everyone to Discover the Ability Within.
Each of us has a different ability. Discover yours today!
The Kelly Brush Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals with spinal cord injuries and increasing ski racing safety.
Everyone has a “disability” – some just aren’t as evident as others. As a Paralympian, Weggemann not only addresses how society looks at disability, but also how society looks at disability in the pool.
The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies in the world, based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Colorado.
One Revolution wants to help you turn perception of disability upside down. Do you have an idea for a short film that forces people to discard their belief that “disabled” means “less”? Do you have an idea that will make the world see you instead of the wheelchair,
Get Sports: Find out about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, PVA Bass Tour, Billiards, Bowling, Shooting Sports and more
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP) represents a standardized approach to interscholastic sports programming for students with physical disabilities. It’s a not-for-profit association dedicated to developing adapted interscholastic sport programs in partnership with national, state, and local educational agencies.
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The global governing body of the Paralympic Movement.
We are the British Paralympic Association, or the BPA. As the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for Great Britain, it is our responsibility to select, prepare, enter, fund and manage the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team at the Paralympic Games. This team is known as ParalympicsGB.
In addition to supporting community and military sport programs around the country, U.S Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee is responsible for selecting and managing the teams which compete for the United States in the Paralympic Games.
Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating in adaptive sports.
Adaptive sports also known as disability sports or parasports, are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. As many disabled sports are based on existing able bodied sports, modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports. Organized sport for athletes with a disability is generally divided into three broad disability groups: the deaf, people with physical disabilities, and people with intellectual disabilities. Each group has a distinct history, organization, competition program, and approach to sport.
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