Achilles International's mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self-esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life.
Adaptive Sports Foundation
The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.
Asphalt Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping all New Yorkers achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. This year, we are proud to announce the launch of a new, FREE program for physically-challenged Veterans.
Chapter organization of Disabled Sport USA.
Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Team
We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey is a competitive sled hockey organization that promotes the athletic abilities of physically challenged youth and adults in WNY. We encourage all those that are athletically inclined but have a physical handicap to attend a game or practice and explore whether this sport is what you have been looking for.
Caddo Bossier Foundation for Sword Sports
The Foundation is dedicated to providing competitive fencing opportunities to the people of the Ark-La-Tex region, and beyond, regardless of abilities or economics. We train ages 5 and up. Senior programs available. Training levels from beginner to Olympic
Camp Abilities Brockport
Camp Abilities Brockport is a one-week educational sports camp for children and teens who are blind, visually impaired, and deafblind. The camp is set up to provide a one-on-one instructional situation for each person, which is often on the contrary to other camps designed for people with visual impairments
Cape Ability Outrigger Ohana, Inc.
"To provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through participation in paddle sports, recreation and related educational programs."
Capital Region Nordic Alliance
Provide complete access to its Nordic sports for all populations, particularly those with special needs or who have disabilities, providing comprehensive education to ensure maximal health benefits to all. Groups receiving particular attention are veterans, youth, and those with any type of impairment of disability.
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
CABVI provides rehabilitation services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. CABVI is a USABA sport club and hosts Camp Abilities CABVI.
Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center
Sitrin STARS (Success Through Adaptive Recreation and Sports) is an innovative adaptive sports program that provides individuals with physical disabilities opportunities to engage in a variety of sports on a recreational or competitive basis. We believe that physical activity and social interaction is vital to everyone’s good health and well-being. That is why everyone can participate in STARS, and we encourage you to get involved.
Empire State Winter Games
Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event. The Games will bring together athletes from across New York state and beyond to compete in 31 winter sports events.
Greek Peak Adaptive Snowsports
GPAS provides a snow sports experience for people whose disabilities would not allow them to utilize the traditional snow sport teaching process available from the Greek Peak Mountain Resort Ski and Ride School. Our adaptive teaching program is for participants from 6 years of age and up with hearing impairments, visual impairments, amputations, developmental disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, partial paralysis and other functional differences.
Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital
From sailing to cycling and golf to gardening, the HHH Adapted Sports & Recreation Program is a four-season initiative serving individuals with a range of abilities, interests and skills. Leisure opportunities are an important component of an active and healthy lifestyle, fostering rehabilitation, recovery and camaraderie, and the Adapted Sports & Rec Program is dedicated to offering a range of recreational and competitive events.
Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program
The program offers lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive. Examples of some of our more frequently encountered disabilities are spinal cord injuries, Downs Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, autism and developmental delay. Each student is instructed individually with full emphasis on his/her ability, rather than the disability. Results vary, of course, however most are rather outstanding. Our students experience a type of freedom and excitement. Many gain new confidence to tackle other activities.
Move Along, Inc.
The mission of Move Along Inc. is to provide adapted recreational opportunities for people who live with disabilities in Central New York. By offering an array of athletic and artistic programming and opportunities for peer-to-peer support, Move Along Inc. will help build and develop participants self-confidence and enhance their sense of self-worth, thereby enabling them to better integrate themselves fully into society and act as their own advocates.
Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball
The Kings wheelchair basketball team was organized in 1987 by National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Famer Jack Graff. The Nassau Kings play a majority of their home games (along with their practices) at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.
National Recreation Education Foundation / Peconic Community Rowing Association
The National Recreation Education Foundation is a national non-profit (501c3) organization created in 2009 to educate and mobilize communities around active recreation and experiential learning. Our vision is to create a healthier and safer world through the power of active recreation and learning by doing. Peconic Community Rowing Association is run through the National Recreation Education Foundation.
New York Association of Blind Athletes
The New York Association for Blind Athletes (NYABA) was formed as a result of the International Games for the Disabled (now called the Paralympics). These Games were played in 1984 on Long Island N.Y. NYABA became an affiliated chapter of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in 1985. Our organization provides to both the blind and visually impaired, athletic support at the local, state, national and international level of competition in sports (track & field, goalball, wrestling, judo & swimming.)
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
NYC Parks aims to make sure that all New Yorkers get the most out of the great outdoors. While many of our events are accessible, these parks events are geared specifically towards people with physical disabilities.
Rochester Accessible Adventures
Rochester Accessible Adventures partners with the community to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to access inclusive active recreation and sports opportunities.
Row New York
Row New York offers comprehensive adaptive and para-rowing programs during the winter, spring, summer, and fall for both youth and adults. Adaptive and para-rowing became part of our programming after a 2008 collaboration with NYU’s Initiative for Girls and Women With Physical Disabilities. Since then, we've been excited to offer competitive and recreational rowing for athletes with physical and cognitive disabilities!
STRIDE Adaptive Sports
STRIDE Adaptive Sports is a volunteer non-profit organization providing over 8,000 free adaptive sport and recreation lessons annually to children and individuals with special needs. STRIDE has over 350 skilled volunteer sport instructors, serving over 1,300 families and offering free programs in 17 different sports in 26 locations across the Northeastern United States. With focus on education in individual life-time sports, STRIDE is an affiliate member of Disabled Sports USA, Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors; an official Red Cross provider and U.S. Paralympics Sport Club. STRIDE is recognized as one of the leading adaptive sports programs in the Northeastern United States.
Team River Runner Northport
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.
TriEveryDay offers all facets incorporated in the sport of Paratriathlon - including swimming, biking, and running. All disabilities are welcome, with adaptive swim techniques for those with partial paralysis or upper limb amputees; hand cycling and push rim for those with lower limb extemity injuries; and gait analysis for those with the ability to run.
United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County, Inc.
At UCPN we offer a boccia program for athletes with cerebral palsy. We also run powerlfiting and some field events. Feel free to contact Mary C. Hodge, Head Coach if you think you are interested and live on Long Island.
United States Tennis Association
In 1998 the United States Tennis Association assumed responsibility for wheelchair tennis in America from the National Foundation for Wheelchair Tennis. Since then the USTA has become the first National Governing Body of both Olympic and Paralympic tennis governing Paralympics, Para Pan Am Games, and World Team Cup.
Utica Curling Club
Utica Curling Club offers curling outing packages that bring together employees, customers, and/or vendors, provide a unique activity and super environment to open or close your conference or other event, help your employees learn management and team skills in a fun atmosphere, introduce your group to a fun, healthy activity.
Western New York Adaptive Water Sports
Western New York Adaptive Water Sports is part of a 501 C-3 not for Profit Corporation and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. It has been organized to facilitate and provide disabled veterans and individuals with physical disabilities the means, facilities and access to participate in water sports and other recreational activities to improve their quality of life. We are currently organizing programs that will provide the training and other means necessary to create these adaptive recreational opportunities.
Wheelchair Sports Federation
Wheelchair Sports Federation is a national non-profit that provides opportunities for the disabled and wheelchair-bound adults and youth to play sports recreationally and competitively.
World T.E.A.M. Sports
A 501(c) 3 organization, World T.E.A.M. Sports changes lives through sports. Since 1993, we have used athletics to challenge disabled men, women and children to accomplish goals they never thought possible. In all our events – whether mountain climbing, biking, white water rafting or many other sports – we include both disabled and able-bodied participants.