Adaptive Kayaking Programs & Disabled Kayaking Organizations
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). They provide active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life.
The NSCIA’s local affiliates offer a variety of activities right in your community, including wheelchair sports, film screenings, fashion shows, fundraising, community service, just to name a few. Click here to visit The National Spinal Cord Injury Association web site.
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
The Reeve Foundation has become the resource for people affected by paralysis, offering expert information and the advancement of spinal cord rehabilitation, care, and cures. Click here to visit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s web site.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury and brain injury.
Patients at Shepherd Center get more than just medical care; they get an experience that brings healing and hope. Shepherd takes a team approach to rehabilitation. They understand that patients are going through more than just recovery from an injury; they are learning a new way of life. Click here to visit The Shepherd Center’s web site.
United Spinal Association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). United Spinal has built upon the strong foundation forged by its organization’s founders––never losing sight of their grassroots efforts to provide a voice to the disability community and to transform the public’s perception of wheelchair users.
United Spinal Association is committed to providing active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life. Click here to visit the United Spinal Association’s web site.
The Water Warriors are men and women from all walks of life who have two things in common; their love of water sports and their desire to help people. The Water Warriors participate in a 5-day, 350-mile endurance ride on personal watercraft (wave runner type machines) starting at Mackinaw City, riding the entire length of Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and culminating at Harsens Island, to raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan.
The 2013 endurance race will be held on 7/30-8/2/2013!
Click here to visit Water Warrior’s SOMI page.
Adaptive Adventures is now in its 12th year of creating life changing opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Adaptive Adventures opens the doors to hope and allows people to realize their dreams.
Program participants enjoy fresh air, rushing water, and abundant sunshine as they glide down ski slopes, cut through the water in a kayak or wakeboard, or bike through the Rocky Mountains and along the shores of Lake Michigan. Click here to visit Adaptive Adventures’ web site.
The mission of Disabled Sports USA is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.
The Disabled Sports USA SummerFest Tour is the only event of its kind, providing youth and adults with disabilities across the country with state-of-the-art instruction, adaptive equipment and opportunities to compete in a variety of athletic events. Click here to visit Disabled Sports USA’s web site.
Life Rolls On, a subsidiary of The Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.
Though our primary focus is to serve young people affected by spinal cord injury, no individual challenged by mobility is ever turned away and people of all ages are welcome. Click here to visit Life Rolls On’s web site.