Adaptive Adventures's mission is to identify, promote and provide progressive sports & recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities
Chicago Park District
The mission of the Chicago Park District special recreation program is to provide a diverse range of recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. These include the following programs and services: Adaptive Sports; Paralympic Sports; Special Olympics; recreation and leisure programs for deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired individuals, ranging from introductory levels to competitive sports.
Chicago Skyhawks Wheelchair Basketball
The Chicago Skyhawks wheelchair basketball program consists of three teams who are members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). They compete within their age appropriate NWBA division --Prep 8.5’ (youth 6 – 12 years old), Junior 10’ (youth 13 – 18), and the adult division. Each Skyhawks team competes regional and national tournaments throughout the season (November – April).
Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club
Launched in 2011, Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club serves youth, adults and injured service members at all athletic ability levels who have a physical disability such as amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, as well as those with visual impairments or blindness. The club is committed to providing adaptive equipment, training opportunities, qualified coaching and support for athletes through access to trained handlers and guides, ensuring that athletes are fully prepared to Dare2tri and inspire others to do the same.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association (FVSRA) exists to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Working collaboratively with member agencies and community partners, FVSRA pledges to put people first. FVSRA provides a diverse range of year round recreational opportunities to enable residents with disabilities to experience active, healthy and playful lifestyles.
Freedom Golf Association (FGA)
Freedom Golf Association is a 501 (C)(3) charitable organization dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf.
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)
GLASA provides recreational and competitive sports activities for youth, adults and injured military who have a primary physical or visual disability.
Great Lakes Regional Games
Each year GLASA hosts Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games, a multi-day sports competition for athletes with Paralympic eligible physical or visual disabilities. The event attracts competitors from around the country and is one of the nation’s largest sports competitions for athletes with physical or visual disabilities.
Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association
The Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association is a cooperative extension of the Morton, Peoria, Chillicothe, and Washington Park Districts. Its mission is to provide quality recreation programs and services to individuals with disabilities and special needs.
Hornets Sled Hockey
The Chicagoland Hornets are a Sled Hockey Organization consisting of players 5 and older whom have physical disabilities yet are determined to play ice hockey. As almost all individuals do, they want the opportunity to participate in sports and feel the camaraderie of being part of a team. In some cases it's not even to play hockey; for some, it is their only freedom outside a wheelchair or walker.
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program
The Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program, a public/private partnership with the Chicago Park District founded in 1990 in Chicago, is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-the-water instruction for the disabled community. The nationally recognized program provides people with physical disabilities a way to gain new skills, overcome obstacles and achieve independence. Our fleet of three classes (20 boats) of specially designed sailboats includes eight triple-handed boats (Paralympic Sonar Class), eight double-handed boats (Freedom 20 Class) and four single-handed boats (Paralympic 2.4mR Class). The JGASP boats are designed with many special comfort and safety features.
Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA)
The primary purpose of LWSRA is to provide programs for people with a variety of special needs. These programs are developed with the intention of eliminating any leisure barriers.
Menomonee Judo Club - Chicago
The Menomonee Judo Club is one of the top Jr Judo programs in the country and America's first Paralympic National Training Center. Located in the heart of Chicago, the club consists of over 140 members ranging in age from 3-65. Our Paralympic classes are pioneering the future of Judo at Park District and Public Schools around the city.
Midwest Wheelchair Sport & Social Club
The Midwest Wheelchair Sport and Social Club (MDWSSC) is an organization of compassionate individuals who unite their efforts and talents. Our mission is to provide quality recreational and social programs to individiuals with physical disabilities. MDWSSC works to complement resources already in place while respecting the culture of those whos lives it touches. Our club is exclusively for those with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still want to enjoy physical activities.
North Side Archery Club
North Side Archery Club is a recognized not-for-profit USA Archery club whose goal is to advance the growth and the enjoyment of archery in the Chicago area. We are dedicated to the competitive nature of archery by fostering national and international amateur competition, while at the same time promoting the sport to new archers, both young and old.
Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
Enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences.
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
NSSRA's mission is to provide and facilitate year-round recreation programs for adults and children with disabilities who live in the partner communities. Our goal is to enhance participants' abilities in enjoyable recreational, leisure and social settings. NSSRA participants explore new areas of interest, make new acquaintances, and learn lifetime leisure skills. NSSRA's Adapted Sports program is young and looking to grow.
Northwest Special Recreation Association
We exist to provide outstanding opportunities through recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
Oak Lawn Park District
To serve as an integral partner with our cooperative districts and villages to positively impact individuals with disabilities through diverse recreation opportunities and community services.
RIC/Chicago Sky (Women's Team)
The RIC Sky are a member of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA). As a registered team, we are provided insurance as well as the opportunity to participate in numerous tournaments across the country.
Rockford Park District
Mission of the Rockford Park District: To help you enjoy life, as a department within the Rockford Park district our mission is to provide both recreational and competitive sport opportunities and teach life long leisure skills for youth, teens, and adults with a physical or visual impairment.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLAB
A program of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Shirley Ryan AbilityLAB provides sport, recreation and fitness programs to youth and adults with physical disabilities. The sports program welcomes athletes of all skill levels, from those interested in learning a new recreational sport to athletes wishing to hone their craft for elite-level competition. Most programs are offered at no cost to participants.
South Suburban Special Recreation Association
South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) is an extenstion of 11 park districts and recreation and parks departments. SSSRA offers various adapted sport opportunities, as well as various sports experiences.
South West Special Recreation Association
South West Special Recreation Assocation provides recreation for children and adults with disabilities. We are currently seeking individuals who are interested in participating in a Paralympic sports program in this area.
Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation
The mission of SEASPAR is to provide recreation programs and services to residents with disabilities. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for all SEASPAR residents with disabilities by providing excellence in recreation through programs and services.
Synergy Adaptive Athletics
Synergy Adaptive Athletics provides a wide range of adaptive athletics opportunities to individuals of all ages with a primary physical disability. Recreational and competitive opportunities exist on an ongoing as well as one-time event basis. Whether you are looking to join a Synergy sports team, need support training at your school, or are simply looking for a new opportunity, give us a call!
Tri County Special Recreation Association
Tri County Special Recreation Association is a cooperative extension of two park districts and a village recreation department. The agency services parts of Cook, DuPage and Will counties in the southwest Chicago suburban area. Our programs held in all of our member communities in public and commercial recreation facilities.
Paralympic soccer differs from the traditional 11-a-side game. The game is played with seven players (six field players and a goalkeeper) in two 30-minute halves on a smaller field. The offside rule has been eliminated and under-arm throw-ins are permitted for participants unable to perform conventional overhead throw-ins. To be eligible, players must be ambulatory and have a physical challenge from a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) or from having suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Players are classified (classes 5 through 8) according to the severity of their disability and the laws of the game restrict the number of each class allowed on the field at any given time.
University of Illinois Adapted Varsity Athletics Program
The University of Illinois Adapted Varsity Athletics Program has a long tradition of leadership and excellence in wheelchair sports. This tradition encompasses all campus activities related to being a student-athlete. It also serves to motivate and set a standard of expectation that makes the University of Illinois the premier school for individuals interested in exploring their academic and athletic potential.
West Suburban Special Recreation Association
The mission of the West Suburban Special Recreation Association is to provide superior recreation services for persons with disabilities.