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Adaptive Sports: Fuel for the Fight

They promote health and fitness, break down barriers, reveal hidden character, teach essential life lessons, expand individual potential...and that's just the beginning. Adaptive sports are an ingenious and effective way to plow through the challenges posed by your disability. more

Spartan Course Comes to Abilities Expo

February 20, 2020

You never know what will happen at Abilities Expo. This time, you may find yourself bungee crawling on the adaptive Spartan Course, using your mobility device or a loaner from GRIT Freedom Chair. One more check on the bucket list!

From the Slopes to the Doctor’s Office: The Power of Genetic Testing

February 2, 2020

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) cost Danelle Umstead her sight, but not her zest for life. This Paralympic skier and Dancing with the Stars contestant credits genetic testing as empowering her to live a richer life.

Chad Waligura Unites Texans with Adaptive Hunting and Fishing

July 19, 2019

When a lack of assistive tech threatened to stand in the way of Chad Waligura's ability to hunt and fish, this avid outdoor enthusiast and quadriplegic made his own.

Explore the Magical Underwater World with Adaptive Scuba Diving

July 19, 2019

Water is a great equalizing force and, with adapted equipment, an underwater adventure is accessible for many in the disability community. Are you ready for a "ground" breaking experience?

The One-Handed Lady Golfer Empowers Community

April 23, 2019

When there was no one to teach Giana Rojas how to swing a golf club with one arm, she took matters into her very capable hand. Now, she's blazing trails for people of all levels of ability to hit the links.

ACEing Autism Serves Positive Development for Kids with ASD

December 17, 2018

These unique, customized tennis programs make an enormous impact on children with autism nationwide, teaching physical and social skills in a fun environment.

Amputee Soccer? Amputee Soccer Absolutely!

July 31, 2018

This sport is extremely fast-paced, physical and is gaining popularity on the world stage. There's even a World Cup!

Making Sky-wide Smiles on the Slopes

December 19, 2017

The volunteer force behind Ontario Track 3 Ski Association makes the thrill of adaptive skiing and snowboarding possible for the community.

Study Poised to Help People who Use AAC

July 28, 2015

If you are an active participant in adaptive sports and have complex communication needs, your insights are in high demand! Read on…

Embracing the Zen with Adaptive Yoga

November 24, 2014

A fiercely able woman with an above-the-knee amputation always dismissed yoga as too foofoo for her athletic tastes. That is, until she tried it and experienced the fantastic effect on her mind, body and spirit.

Adaptive Sailing: BAADS to the Bone

November 24, 2014

Fair winds and following seas are within the reach of people with disabilities, even those that are highly involved, thanks to adaptive sailing.

Get in Synch with Synchronized Swimming

October 30, 2014

Future Paralympic sport (we hope!) synchronized swimming is an ideal pursuit for AWD—athletes with disabilities. In fact, it was invented by one.

Experience the Thrill of the Climb

Updated September 18, 2014

Mark Wellman, adventure athlete and motivational speaker, a former Paralympian and Park Ranger, will demonstrate his innovative climbing techniques...

Product Spotlight: Onit Ability Boards

Updated September 18, 2014

A new-to-market product has merged old and new technology to provide people with disabilities access to the open water.

Exercise for Every Body: Maximize Your Potential

Updated September 18, 2014

Over the past few years, our country has become more and more unhealthy...This couldn't be more true for people with disabilities!

Team USA Wins Back-to-Back World Championship

Updated September 18, 2014

Team USA was primed and ready to defend their world championship against worthy opponents from nine other countries.

Tips to Make Fitness a Part of Your Life

Updated September 18, 2014

World-class wheelchair athlete, James Lilly, didn’t take ‘no’ for an answer when gang violence left him paralyzed at the age of 15.