Sports & OutdoorsBe Active after SCI
This is an article from the SCI Update Newsletter published by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). (Fall 2009)
Watch a collection of videos from FacingDisability.com, a first-of-its-kind Internet-based effort created to connect families who suddenly have to deal with a spinal cord injury with people like them who have already “been there” and “done that.”
How To Sit Down Skiing
“How To” videos from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury
Continue - Sports for Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries
This 28-minute video shows persons with spinal cord injuries enjoying 28 different sports in Utah, Idaho, California, and Belize. The high definition video features use of specialized and adaptive equipment.
Disabled Sports USA - Far West
This organization leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 40 years of experience, our trained staff and volunteers guide you in discovering life without limits.
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
A national leader in outdoor adventure education serving all people, with a specialized focus on serving those with disabilities and special needs.
Provides free educational and rehabilitation sailing programs year-round to people with and without disabilities from around the world. Located on Shelter Island, America's Cup Harbor, San Diego, California.
Disabled Sports USA
A national organization providing sports and recreation services to children and adults with disabilities and ensuring that individuals with disabilities have access to sports, recreation and physical education programs. Some of the programs they sponsor are "learn to" programs in a variety of summer and winter sports; competitive programs for serious athletes; services for families; training and certification of professionals; production of educational videotapes and instruction manuals. Find a community based chapter.
Disabled Sports USA - Far West
Enjoy the excitement of the outdoors...join thousands of disabled individuals who have participated in our Winter and Summer Activities! Join us for the time of your life on the ski slopes, river rafting, camping out, water-skiing, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, sailing, or horseback riding.
Excalibur is a private, non-profit all volunteer, charitable organization dedicated to providing adaptive boating and fishing opportunities for developmentally challenged and disadvantaged persons. Its goal is to provide access to Lake Erie, as well as offer developmental, therapeutic and recreational opportunities for Human Service Agencies and their related programs.
Fishing Has No Boundaries
A non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to opening the great outdoors through the world of fishing for person with disabilities. It now has 13 chapters in the United States.
A non-profit organization providing the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger or as a member of the flight training program.
Accessibility gardening publications from the American Horticultural Therapy Association. Available for purchase online.
Institute for Community Inclusion
The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. Key interests include employment, health care, education, recreation, technology and governmental policies.
International Disabled Self-Defense Association
A Worldwide Membership Organization, the IDSA is dedicated to providing all disabled, as well as able-bodied individuals, with a dynamic and supportive forum where members can fraternize, explore, exchange, review and discover new and exciting activities as well as find products and services that increase the overall quality of life.
International Wheelchair Aviators
A group of disabled and able bodied individuals who are interested in flying. The IWA provides handicapped flying information to those who are interested. IWA publishes a bi-monthly newsletter telling of current achievements and activities of its members.
Minnesota Integrated Outdoor Adventures
Wilderness Inquiry conducts integrated wilderness trips involving people with disabilities as well as people who do not have disabilities—as equals and peers. Their mission is to provide real outdoor adventures for everyone.
Monterey Bay Veterans, Inc. Sports Rehabilitation Center
Located on historic Cannery Row and the beautiful waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the Sports Rehabilitation Center program includes sport fishing, inflatable boat trips, kayaking, scuba diving, boating safety courses, scattering of ashes, as well as trips for sight-seeing, and marine environment education. All activities are geared for people with physical disabilities, with special emphasis on marine sports.
National Ability Center
The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
With specially trained staff and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral diagnosis.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association
NWBA is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)
PATH Intl. is a global authority, resource and advocate for equine-assisted activities and therapies and the equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit.
Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America
The PCBA is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to assist physically disabled persons with actively participating in bowhunting and archery sports. A major emphasis is placed on reaching people with disabilities who have never been exposed to the greatest recreational therapy in the world - bowhunting and archery.
The goal at RISE Adventures is to create independence for the entire physically challenged population. The program uses sports, recreation and outdoor events to accomplish this goal.
Sail To Prevail
Originally called Shake-A-Leg Newport, Sail To Prevail is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing.
Splore is the not-for-profit organization that brings together people of varying abilities for adventures that empower them to connect with Utah's great outdoors and experience the dignity of risk.
Sports & Spokes
Magazine devoted to recreation and sport for SCI patients and other wheelchair users, national and international recreation news and opportunities, latest equipment.
Travel for the Disabled
Covers travel insurance, travel medical insurance, travel accident insurance, travel health insurance, international travel medical insurance, travel and transportation for the disabled, handicapped, mobility limited or for any kind of disability, handicap, health or medical issue, and travel nurse jobs through our travel nurse network. Also for seniors and mature travelers who would like to travel at a slower pace.
United States Handcycling Federation
The United States Handcycling Federation, founded in 1998, works to promote the development of Handcycling in both its recreational and competitive natures.
U.S. Quad Rugby Association
Provides opportunity, support, and structure for competitive wheelchair rugby to people with disabilities. Helps people get involved in the fastest growing wheelchair sport in the world.
The official website for wheelchair bodybuilding.
Wheelchair Dancesport USA
Provides wheelchair dance programs, organizes classes, performances, training camps and seminars for those serving children and adults with disabilities, as well as supports recreational and competitive wheelchair dancers and able-bodied dancers.
Wheelchair Sports USA
Provides multi-sport and recreation opportunities for people with physical and visual disabilities by facilitating, advocating, and developing a national community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional and national competitions, and providing access to international competitions.
Wheelin' Sportsmen of NWTF
Provides all people with disabilities opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. NWTF chapters host Wheelin' Sportsmen events across North America that help participants gain a sense of independence by learning to stay active in the outdoors on their own in between Wheelin' Sportsmen events.