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Adaptive Sports

Sport for All: The Case for Inclusive Physical Activity Programs

Edwin Moses | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

We need more programs in the U.S. to have adaptive and inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities. In order to create lasting impact over the next 25 years we need to look at these problems holistically and commit to overcoming the barriers to access.

Kyle Bryant's Race For Hope

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Eileen Flood O'Connor

For parents of a child diagnosed with a life altering condition, there is no greater hope than someone who lives a life of passion and purpose in spite of a disability. For a host of parents Kyle Bryant has been that someone.

3 Life Lessons Adaptive Students Teach Their Ski Instructors

Liftopia | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel

Every day is different if you are an adaptive ski instructor. Names, faces, equipment and disabilities constantly vary and instructors need to be on their toes in order to keep up. But there's one thing that always remains the same: the learning curve.

Nonprofit Bike Giveaway Will Help Hundreds of Kids With Special Needs

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

Cycling is a great way for anyone to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. For many people with disabilities, an adaptive bike can offer a sense of freedom that they have never experienced before.

Leaving It on the Dock

Amanda Kraus | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Amanda Kraus

The more I thought about the wheelchairs being left on the dock, the more I realized that so many rowers I have known from Row New York leave things on the dock all the time. They are, perhaps, not always tangible, but they are real.

Just Play

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

Old Forge had many shortcomings, but one of its greatest accomplishments was providing a place where kids with disabilities were just kids.

Challenged Athletes: Changing Opinions About Disability

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Tony Phillips

In fact, when we're talking about people who swim a half-mile, ride 12.4 miles and run 3.1 miles all before breakfast, there's really nothing 'disabled' about them at all.

This X Games Star Couldn't Find A Prosthetic That Would Let Him Compete. So He Invented His Own

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

Soon after Mike Schultz lost his left leg in a snowmobiling accident, he found a way to keep on competing. The four-time X Games medalist had his l...

Snowsports for Disabled Athletes -- Liberty and Whitetail Mountain Resorts, Pennsylvania

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.24.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Once again we skied at Liberty, near Gettysburg. We go there often, because we have a lot of good friends there and it is the closest drive from Washington DC. But its sister area, Whitetail, is also excellent, with some longer, steeper runs.

8 Ways To Move Forward When You Can No Longer Walk

Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact

By Tiffiny Carlson, The Mobility Resource There are a lot of nightmare scenarios no one wants to personally experience. One is getting a phone call...

We're Rooting For This Coach Who Just Redefined 'Winning'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact

Coach Scott Hamilton is teaching his football players how to be “real” men by hitting the field hard, and making sure that they include students w...

'Blind Baseball' Lets Players See Anything Is Possible

AP | DAVID GOLDMAN | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact

ATLANTA -- In the game of blind baseball, players use their sense of sound to make up for their lack of sight. They play the game known as Beep baseba...

Paralyzed Bride: You Don't Lose Your Identity Unless You Surrender It

Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

By Rachelle Friedman, the Mobility Resource There are very few moments that can happen in one's life that can change everything forever. In a split...

World Dwarf Games Has Largest Showing Ever

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Riley Windeler stepped on to the stand, bowed his head and smiled from ear-to-ear as a bronze medal was placed around his neck....

Solar-Powered Wheelchair Helps People With Disabilities Swim

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact

By Karolina Tagaris and Yorgos Karahalis ALEPOCHORI, Greece (Reuters) - Paralyzed from the waist down, Lefteris Theofilou has spent nea...

Adaptive Skiing: We All Do It!

Stacy Bare | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Bare

Certainly, the challenges are different and the sport often harder to access the more adaptation required, but the joy and the beauty are no less when someone simply skis. We can, and we should, work together to get over and around those obstacles.

Amputee Marathoner: Pistorius' Murder Charge Felt Like 'Punch In The Stomach'

Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Eleanor Goldberg

When Dick Traum, the first amputee to ever run a marathon, learned of Oscar Pistorius' murder charge, he was devastated.

Perfect Day at Whitetail Resort

Connie Lawn | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

The trails were wide and white and glistened in the sun. The morning was cold at first, but it became quite warm in the afternoon.

Minnesota Group Leads Way In Bringing Adaptive Sports To Schools

AP | KYLE POTTER | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a tough 5-1 loss, Jordan Anderson was sweaty, short of breath and sorry he hadn't played stronger defense during the flo...

Liberty Mountain Resort

Connie Lawn | Posted 03.08.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

Sunshine, great snow, mild temperatures, and good friends -- what could be better than this day at Liberty Mountain Resort! All this about an hour and a half from Washington, DC.

PHOTOS: Armless Man Wants To Throw First Pitch At Every MLB Stadium

Posted 09.14.2012 | Impact

Tom Willis has thrown 18 first pitches –- with his feet. And the armless pitcher plans on continuing his baseball tour until he makes it to all 30 M...

Quadriplegic Who Teaches Disabled Kids Sailing Heads To Paralympics | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact

Paul Callahan remembers pulling away in a sailboat from Fort Adams State Park in Newport for the first time many years ago, and seeing his wheelchair ...

The Olympic Games Really Worth Watching

Bill Lawson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Bill Lawson

So as you enjoy this year's Olympics, please also take a minute to enjoy the Paralympics. And then please start a conversation about wheelchair sports in your hometown. If you know any veterans who use wheelchairs, tell them about wheelchair sports.

Building A Playing Field For Every Athlete

Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.08.2012 | Impact
Eleanor Goldberg

The experience became less about one person guiding another, and more about a group of ridiculous risk takers just trying to feel the exhilaration that comes with feeling your heart thump as hard as it possibly can against your chest and pushing your body to the limit and then pushing it even further than that.

Paralyzed Athlete Pushes Her Way To Paratriathlon World Championships | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact

Being in a wheelchair hasn't stopped Erica Davis from continuing to participate in sports. In fact, Erica was the first female in a chair to summit Mo...