Sporting Activities

Disabled Sports USA

 

  • Offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions
  • http://www.dsusa.org/index.html

 

Skiing

 

 

Ski Central

  • http://skicentral.com/adaptive.html
  • Ski Central is a huge website with information on every kind of skiing you can think of! Follow their link on the website to find different websites with a lot of information so you can find a ton of information about adaptive skiing and more.

 

Water Skiers with Disabilities Association

  • http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/wsda/main.htm
    A whole website dedicated to adaptive waterskiing. They have competitions for water skiers and all types of water skiing – show skiing, collegiate skiing, wakeboarding, barefooting, ski racing, hydrofoiling, knew boarding, and disabled skiing.

 

Follow Me Outdoors

  • http://followmeoutdoors.com/
    Follow Me Outdoors is a website dedicated to adaptive hunting. The website offers the latest news to read. It has so much different information on adaptive hunting, fishing, shooting equipment, outfitters, accessible blinds, hunt listings, a trophy room, and has profile of other hunters that are disabled.

 

Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center

  • Opened in 1970 as the first therapeutic riding center built especially for the purpose of serving those with special needs in the United States, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center strives to focus on what individuals can accomplish, not on what they cannot.Today, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center serves riders of all ages who have physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities.
  • http://www.cheffcenter.org/
  • 269-731-4471
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
    8450 N. 43rd Street
  • Augusta, MI 49012

 

YMCA

 

  • Maple Branch
  • 1001 W. Maple
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49008
  • 269.345.9622
  • Mon-Fri: 5am to 10pm
  • Sat: 7am to 7pm
  • Sun: Noon to 5pm

 

  • Portage Branch
  • 2900 W. Centre
  • Portage, Mi 49024
  • 269.324.9622
  • Mon – Fri: 5am to 10pm
  • Sat: 7am to 7pm
  • Sun: 10am to 3pm

 

  • Lincoln Youth Center
  • 912 N. Burdick
  • Kalamazoo, Mi 49007
  • 269.345.9846
  • Open for schedule programs only

 

 

Mary Free Bed

 

  • http://www.maryfreebed.com/Rehab-Services/Adaptive-Sports
  • 235 Wealthy Street SE
  • Grand Rapids, Mi 49503
  • 800.528.8989
  • Mary Free Bed has a lot of adaptive sports that ranges from biking to tennis to rock climbing. Some classes have a minimum age limit and some require a physician’s approval. Check out the link above to get more information on Mary Free Bed’s adaptive sports.
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Paralympics

 

 

The Special Olympics

  • http://www.specialolympics.org/
  • The Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shirver. When an individual with intellectual disabilities is a fantastic way for them to grow, build self esteem, and have some fun competing. This website has message boards, photos, videos, blogs and groups for them to connect. The sports in North America are aquatics, athletics, basketball, figure skating, floor hockey, soccer, golf, gymnastic, softball, table tennis, volleyball. There are very many counties in Michigan that Special Olympics serve. Click on the link below to out more information about the Special Olympics in Michigan.
  • http://www.specialolympics.org/Locations/Special_Olympics_NA_Michigan.aspx

 

Special Olympics Michigan

  • http://www.somi.org/
  • Mount Pleasant, Mi
  • 48859
  • 989.774.3911
  • Here is another website on the Special Olympics and a lot of information regarding them in Michigan.

 

Magazines/Online Communities

 

Logan Magazine

 

  • Logan is the creator of this magazine for young women with disabilities. She wanted to share her ideas and positive attitude with young women. Logan Magazine will be delivered to your door four times a year for only $14. The magazine offers inspirational stories, tools for living, and cheap chic which is a guide for trendy clothing and accessories for a low price.

 

  • http://www.disability-resource.com/mags.html
    An amazing long list of magazines, newsletters, book, publications, and catalogs all geared towards people with disabilities. It ranges from deafness, diabetes, blind and low vision, paralysis, self, help, special needs, activities of daily living, and assistive technology.

 

 

 

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