Adaptive Sports Association is a Durango area non-profit organization that provides year-round outdoor sports and recreational activities for adults and children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. Activities include, snow skiing, snowboarding, river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, camping, climbing, water skiing and multi-day trips. Scholarships and financial assistance is available when necessary. Advance reservations are required.
The Adaptive Sports Center enhances the quality of life of people with disabilities through exceptional outdoor adventure activities. The successful programs the ASC provides are inclusive to families and friends, empower our participants in their daily lives and have a positive enduring effect on self efficacy, health, independence and overall well-being.
The ASC was founded in 1987 when President, Mrs. Carter, joined a group of local residents to form the Physically Challenged Ski Program of Crested Butte. Since then, the program has evolved into the year-round, nationally recognized Adaptive Sports Center. Thanks to the support of volunteers, dedicated instructors and staff, as well as the local community, the ASC has thrived and grown from providing 33 alpine ski lessons during its first winter to becoming one of the premiere outdoor adaptive recreation programs in the world, offering more than 4,000 activities annually.
If you have made, or are in the process of making, the life long decision to have bariatric surgery, Adventure Fitness Training will partner with you and your Bariatric Surgery Team, Registered Dietician, PCP and other support team members and work for he BEST outcomes. Together they work to help you navigate this life long process and will ensure the BEST and safest way possible to lose weight, inches and reduce possible injuries and even improve your quality of life. Adventure Fitness Training pride themselves as being the BEST (Bariatric Exercise Specialist Trainer) in educating and demonstrating the importance of exercise to its existing and new clients.
We provide inclusive improv comedy classes at no charge to individuals with cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities. The main focus of all classes is having fun! We also practice skills such as listening, communication, and attention along the way. It's a great way for brain injury survivors to make social connections in a supportive environment. The executive director of Allprov, Inc. is a brain injury survivor, social worker, and improviser.
We facilitate cycling activity for everyone including the adaptive community with recumbent cycles and a variety of adaptive solutions from our "Magic Silver Box" that allows cycling for the the brain injury community with special pedals, braking solutions, and a number of other solutions.
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis. Whether it’s advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes, the Arthritis Foundation has your solution.
Helping brain injury survivors and their familes rebuild confidence and tackle new challenges. Begin Again Ranch and the horses are ready to help you navigate the TBI recovery process. I offer individual and family coaching sessions for TBI survivors and their caregivers utilizing my horses. I am a TBI survivor myself and working with horses is a wonderful alternative to help you get your life back on track. This is a coaching session - not riding or training.
Our gentle and calm horses give people with all kinds of disabilities the opportunity to experience a new type of therapy. The multidimensional movement of the horse helps a rider's muscle tone, flexibility, balance and provides countless other benefits, including independence. Riders participate in many different activities to help them achieve goals set before they start riding, and they continue to set new goals as they progress. Big View Ranch Equine Therapy offers individual and group therapeutic riding instruction. All classes are taught by a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) certified instructor.
As an occupational therapist, I provide neuro-rehabilitation therapy with a focus on vision, vestibular, motor recovery, and functional cognition after brain injury. Additionally, I am a registered yoga teacher specializing in myofascial release, accessible yoga, and community integration. I can provide private therapy or yoga sessions in home, community, or studio.
193 W. Dogwood St.Milliken, CO 80543
- (970) 390-2540
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The mission of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center is to expand the potential of people with disabilities and special needs through meaningful, educational, and inspiring outdoor experiences. The BOEC began back in 1976 with a staff that consisted of volunteers only, gear that came from their closets, and food that was donated or provided by the clients. We have come a long way since then. The BOEC offers Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding, Wilderness Courses (on-site as well as mobile courses), Professional Challenge Courses, and a unique Internship Program. Situated on 39 acres, the BOEC boasts a climbing wall, a high ropes course, high and low team initiatives, rafts, canoes, sea kayaks, cabins, teepees, and much more, as resources for experiential education.
Hippo Therapy, Hydro Therapy
- Contact Name
- Theresa Covey
7554 S. Mt. MarcyLittleton, CO 80127
- (303) 972-6216
We offer year-round adaptive recreation in the winter and summer. Winter activities include skiing and snowboarding. Summer activities include swimming, hiking, whitewater rafting, biking, horseback riding and camping.
We are a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with physical disabilities through direct services and systemic change to access integrative therapies. We provide acupuncture, massage, chiropractic services, adaptive yoga, adaptive exercise and physical therapy both locally at nationwide to persons with physical disabilities, including individuals with brain injuries.
The mission of the Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP) is to provide opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to acquire skills that enable them to participate in leisure experiences of their choice and enhance their abilities to function within a community setting. The TRP staff also provides advocacy and support for individuals with disabilities to participate in general recreation activities, as well as specialized therapeutic activities that include opportunities in outdoor adventure, arts & culture, social enrichment, community integration/leisure education, and sports, fitness & aquatics.
The outdoors is a great equalizer, and its challenges will provide you with an opportunity for self-exploration, building self-confidence, and increasing leisure independence.
Through Colorado Discover Ability programs, every year several hundred people with disabilities receive equal access to outdoor recreation, many for the first time in their lives.
Colorado Lions Camp and Conference Center is a project of the Lions Clubs from the state of Colorado. The camp is a year round facility providing summer programs for those with special needs and winter programs available for larger and small groups. The camp is nestled at 8,500 feet in the mountains of Pike National Forest just west of Colorado Springs and four miles north of Woodland Park on Highway 67N.
For people who can't read standard print, Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) provides audio, Braille and large print books keeping you connected to reading, stories and adventure.
CCC is a locally owned Class B Licensed Home Care agency. We are unique in that our primary focus is a holistic approach to care giving to increase the quality of life for families. Our unique wellness oriented approach offers a variety of home and personal assistance. We offer basic home care services that include the activities of daily living but just as important we are out to help increase the quality of life for people with disabilities through wellness activities including: Cognitive stimulation activities, creative projects, leisure activities, visualization-meditation-and relaxation activities, nutritional assistance, goal setting and emotional support. We offer a range of support services as well, from companion services to personal care services (certified nursing assistance). We can also assist with transportation, organization and even house keeping! Our caregivers are licensed, certified, insured and bonded and are educated, empathetic and trustworthy.
Not only am I a supporter, a participant, a survivor, I am a personal trainer with a story that should sound all too familiar for the BIAC. Please click the survivor link on my website to read my story. This is why I train! So many people helped me to be the man I am today it is my turn to make others as strong. I run marathons and have climbed the entire Front range, Tenmile range, Mosquito range of 14ers and started on the Sawatch range. Climbing 14ers is not a challege to be taken lightly, it is in fact a challenge. The best way to ensure a safe, enjoyable, & productive hike is to train. If not you will be in misery that day and for the following week. I will offer a special discounted rate for PPC participants.
We are a full service recreation facility. We have numerous classes daily of a wide variety. A complete workout area and a swimming pool.
We build customized adaptive tricycles for individuals with special requirements. We have built bikes for young girls that are conjoined at the head, performance hand cycles for adults with TBI, a bike that was able to be steered by a man who had his hand growing out of his shoulder - and our Pediatric tricycles are really our bread and butter. Our mission is to give the gift of mobility to those who might not otherwise be able to experience it.
Center for Independence works to promote community solutions and to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently. Our programs are free and open to anyone with a disability. Please call for appointment.
- Contact Name
- Jan Pollema
P O Box 2675Loveland, CO 80539
- (970) 663-4200
"Heartstrings & Hoofbeats" is a PATH Int'l (Professional Assoc of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Center in the DTC area. The movement of a horse perfectly mirrors the walk of a human. Research is currently being conducted to see if as a result of this patterning, synaptic connections may be reinforced. Excercises to cross the proprioceptive system are incorporated. Sequential processes (1,2,3 steps) are reinforced as needed. Equine facilitated mental health activities/stress and anxiety-reduction are popular. Our horses are the co-therapists. They are nonjudgemental, accepting and listen well. We do our best to match clients to the appropriate horse. Each horse has a different "gait" or movement. In addition, each horse reacts differently to TBI clients. Some are much better with the angered and frustrated client; some horses are better with the withdrawn or silent client. At our Center, we have 2 registered PATH certified instructorsd (formerly NARHA) .
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- Eileen M. Breen
4951 S Beeler StGreenwood Village, CO 80111
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We offer day trip and overnight trips for adults with traumatic brain injury as well as developmental disabilities. Our day trips are in the Denver area once a month and we provide door to door transportation that is wheelchair accessible. Our overnight trips include long weekend throughout the state of Colorado and we also do 5 day long trips around the USA.
Provide personal training, weightloss & counseling
- Contact Name
- Sandy Martinez
900 Bluelace drPueblo, CO 81001
I am an adaptive yoga instructor and teach a class in Denver to brain injury survivors. Each class is designed to meet the needs of the students, therefore its always different but always appropriate for all levels.
We provide physical, occupational and speech therapies that specialize in, but are not exclusive to, hippotherapy services for special needs children and adults. We are run out of Colorado State University in the foothills campus and primarily serve Larimer, Weld, Boulder and Denver counties though all surrounding areas are welcome.
Primary diagnoses seen are cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Spinal Cord Injuries. Hippotherapy is a powerful treatment tool, specifically addressing many impairments associated with TBI such as balance, core strength, sensory input, vestibular input, coordination and processing deficits just to name a few. Please visit the website to learn more. www.myheroestherapy.com
The NSCD offers a variety of year-around sports and recreational adventures. All programs are designed for individuals, families and groups and are available for all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced.
NeuAbility (formerly known as the Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Project) is a comprehensive wellness center in Denver, CO that offers a suite of progressive, movement-based programs for individuals living with paralysis.
Whether it be a personalized, attentive session with one of our adaptive exercise specialists or receiving treatment in massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic with our skilled professionals: clients see their quality of life improve drastically by participating in our programs.
Outdoor Mindset is a nonprofit organization that unites and empowers people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion for the outdoors. Their focus on the outdoors and community encourages people to change their perceptions of diagnosis from limitation to opportunity.
The OM Community is available for anyone that shares our passion for the outdoors and has been affected by a neurological challenge.
OM Meetup Groups
Regional meetup groups strengthen connections and empower people in the OM Community to get outside with others in their local area.
OM Adventure Scholarship
This scholarship encourages members in the OM Community to live big through a funded adventure of their choice.
Paradox Sports is a the national leader and resource for adaptive climbing. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their programs include weekend-long rock and ice climbing trips across the country and custom guided rock climbing trips in the Boulder area for individuals with physical disabilities. Paradox Sports also wrote the Adaptive Climbing Manual, the resource book for climbing facilitators who are looking to develop or expand their own adaptive climbing programs. Through the Adaptive Climbing Initiative Courses, Paradox facilitates a two-day course at gyms, universities and other facilities nationally that feature classroom and on-the-wall trainings.
Phamaly Theatre Company is a professional theatre company that is changing the image of people with disabilities both on and off stage. Phamaly empowers actors with disabilities to find artistic satisfaction, educates the community about disability, and entertains audiences by presenting high-quality performances that challenge our understanding of the human condition.
Phamaly Theatre Company’s mission is to inspire people to re-envision disability through professional theatre. The vision is that every individual with a disability has the opportunity to participate in all aspects of high quality performing arts.
The Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center strives to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.
Series of supportive, energetic, therapeutic, and fun workshop-style events for kids who have siblings with special needs, including but not limited to brain injury. The age range is 8-12 at this time and focuses on both the joys and concerns that only siblings of kids with special needs can understand and relate to at this level. Although the children with the special needs require much focus from the parents and community, Sibshops maintains that their typically developing siblings do as well, and I am very happy to be providing this service in our community for them. Please see website for details and contact information.
The Telluride Adaptive Sports Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities by providing educational and recreational opportunities that develop life skills, encourage personal growth, and promote independence. TASP offers adaptive skiing, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, cycling clinics and a whole host of other activities that allow students to participate on an equal level with their family and friends in a safe, fun, outdoor environment. These challenging activities catalyze our students’ ability to become more active, productive members of their communities.
I work with people who are experiencing difficulty with transitions in their life. Many times changes in health, roles, jobs or even location can bring about feelings of depression, anxiety and self-doubt. I work on all levels of health:physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I am a highly interactive and enagaging therapist, inviting the client to be an active particpant in their healing anf growth. I meet people in a traditional offcie space, in the outdoors and also in sessions working with horses. I have worked for many years at Craig Hospital with people with spinal cord and brain injury assisting them to learn about themselves and their inujures and also about adjusting to life after such a major change. I would be happy to talk with oyu on the phone to see if working with me would be a good fit for you or a family member. My offcie space is located in the Institute for Life & Care, 7935 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 111, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.