AccesSportAmerica, a national non-profit organization founded in 1995, inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults of all disabilities through high-challenge sports and training. We adapt sports that the most agile of athletes find challenging and bring these sports to children and adults with disabilities. Programs are designed to promote each person's highest physical and athletic potential while cultivating social and emotional well being. We seek to create a community where differences are diminished, blurred and often erased. Our programs are designed to build a community of relationships that last a lifetime.
Adaptive Sports New England
The mission of Adaptive Sports New England is to increase participation in sport and physical activity among New England youth and young adults who have a visual or mobility disability.
All Out Adventures - Western Massachusetts
The mission of All Out Adventures is to promote health, community, and independence for people with disabilities and their family and friends through outdoor recreation. We run about 150 outdoor recreation programs each year for people of all ages and all abilities throughout Massachusetts. Currently, most programming is recreational/beginner in nature.
Amelia Park Ice Arena
Cape Cod Curling Club
Located in Falmouth Massachusetts, we are a not-for-profit 3 sheet club founded in 1969, dedicated to education and development of this honorable sport for all ages, from 6 upwards. We also serve our community through regular fund raising events.
CAPEable Adventures (CA) is dedicated to improving the lives of physically and mentally challenged children and adults, by providing instruction and access to adaptive sports and outdoor recreation.
CHD's Disability Resources
A variety of adaptive sports provide barrier-free recreational and competitive opportunities for people of all skill levels and age groups, as well as their family and friends. The athletic programs run year-round and include wheelchair basketball, soccer, hockey, cycling, golf, swimming and more. Equipment is available to borrow for a nominal fee, such as: hand-cycles, sport wheelchairs, bi-ski, mono-skis, and bowling equipment.
Community Boating, Inc.
The mission of Community Boating, Inc., is the advancement of sailing for all by minimizing economic and physical obstacles to sailing. In addition, CBI enhances the greater Boston community by using sailing as a vehicle to empower its members to develop independence and self-confidence, improve communication, foster teamwork, and acquire a deeper understanding of community spirit and the power of volunteerism.
Community Rowing, Inc.
Community Rowing, Inc. is dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique abilities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness, and we are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate. As the largest public access rowing organization in the country, we offer state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and coaching that can accommodate adaptive athletes and military personnel at many levels, from recreational to elite competition.
Holyoke Rows, Inc.
Holyoke Rows mission is to promote recreational and competitive rowing, paddling and outdoor adventure, foster teamwork and environmental stewardship, and instill habits of healthy living. It is our goal to eliminate the physical, financial and cultural barriers to participation and to use sports as a means of bridging differences and developing community.
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation's Universal Access Program
The DCR's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing all visitors equal access to the experience of outdoor recreation in Massachusetts state parks, regardless of an individual's ability. By providing specialized adaptive recreation equipment, offering accessible recreation programs that are inexpensive or free, and working to ensure outdoor environments are accessible to all, the Universal Access Program hopes that visitors of all abilities will take advantage of the tremendous natural resources and recreation opportunities available in Massachusetts.
The Celtics practice Tuesday at 6:30 - 9:30 at the Brockton VA Medical Center and participate inlocal and travel tournaments. Celtics are active in exhibtion wheelchair basketball games and visiting schools to discuss their disabilities and adaptive aports.
New England Blazers
The New England Blazers 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.
New England Nordic Ski Association
Our goal at NENSA is to provide the best possible experience for Adaptive Nordic skiers and their families. Nordic skiing is a life-long family activity that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, gender, experience, or level of disability. We can help provide the lessons, coaching, equipment, and a calendar of events for a wide spectrum of Adaptive skiers.
Piers Park Sailing Center
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Spaulding opened its first adaptive sports programs in Boston and on Cape Cod in 2001 and expanded to the North Shore in 2009. Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers are open to all individuals in the community who are living with disabilities.
Team River Runner Boston
Team River Runner (TRR), established in August 2004 by kayakers in the Washington, DC area, is a primarily volunteer non-profit organization run by a council of kayakers and overseen by a board of directors. TRR was initially established to help active duty military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan who were recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. With the success there obvious and the opportunity elsewhere apparent, TRR expanded to other Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chapter sites in 2007. TRR envisions a national network which creates innovative paddling programs designed to assist with the recovery of those injured while serving our country. Through paddle sports, TRR volunteers and partners provide local communities unique opportunities for the active, safe and positive support of healing service members and their families.
ViStars is a non-profit organization that provides after-school programs for students who are blind or visually impaired. Our mission is to create safe, accessible and stimulating environments where students can acquire skills related to their unique visual needs. We promote social interaction with other students with visual impairments while exposing the group to recreation and leisure activities, independent living skills, career education and leadership skills. Our goal is for the students to transfer the skills they learn at ViStars to their individual school and community experiences.