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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
These unique, customized tennis programs make an enormous impact on children with autism nationwide, teaching physical and social skills in a fun environment.
This sport is extremely fast-paced, physical and is gaining popularity on the world stage. There's even a World Cup!
The volunteer force behind Ontario Track 3 Ski Association makes the thrill of adaptive skiing and snowboarding possible for the community.
If you are an active participant in adaptive sports and have complex communication needs, your insights are in high demand! Read on…
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.
Fair winds and following seas are within the reach of people with disabilities, even those that are highly involved, thanks to adaptive sailing.
Future Paralympic sport (we hope!) synchronized swimming is an ideal pursuit for AWD—athletes with disabilities. In fact, it was invented by one.
Mark Wellman, adventure athlete and motivational speaker, a former Paralympian and Park Ranger, will demonstrate his innovative climbing techniques...
A new-to-market product has merged old and new technology to provide people with disabilities access to the open water.
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 was primed and ready to defend their world championship against worthy opponents from nine other countries.
World-class wheelchair athlete, James Lilly, didn’t take ‘no’ for an answer when gang violence left him paralyzed at the age of 15.