Looking for more information on adaptive cycling? Want to join a wheelchair basketball team but don't know where to start?
Many communities across the country are home to organizations dedicated to providing sports and recreation activities to people with physical, cognitive (e.g., PTSD, TBI) and visual disabilities, including disabled Veterans. Programs may be offered through your city's Parks and Recreation department, a local rehabilitation hospital, or an independent organization that has been established in your area.
Each community-based program offers a variety of sports and activities and aims to serve all ages and all levels of ability. No previous experience is required when starting up with a local club and many organizations are able to offer adaptive equipment for you to try out during activities and practice sessions.
Do you know of a local Parks and Recreation department, non-profit organization or other community-based organization that offers adaptive sports opportunities but isn't a Paralympic Sport Club member through the U.S. Olympic Committee? Some of the many benefits of being a Paralympic Sports Club that serves disabled Veterans include:
For more information on how your organization can apply to become a Paralympic Sport Club, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.