Recreation

Recreation

  • For airport terminal guides for the handicapped are available as well as advise on traveling with disabilities, please see: http://www.aci-na.org/index/issues_ada_primer
  • Footloose Sailing Association is the Northwest's premier sailing program for people of all disabilities. They are dedicated to bringing independence on the water and competence in the sport of sailing to their disabled members.
  • King County Parks Department – A recreation specialist can provide information on sports and activities for physically disabled persons, including basketball bowling, back-packing, canoeing, wheelchair games, and the Washington Games for Physically Disabled Citizens.
  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center - Provides therapeutic horseback riding for children youth and adults with mental and/or physical disabilities.
  • Disabled Sports USA DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.
  • National Park Service, Outdoor Recreation Information Office provides a guide to accessible recreational opportunities and facilities for National Forests and Parks. Information about access passes for those with disabilities can be found at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html.
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation Department has special programs with year-round activities and accessible pools for those with disabilities.
  • Outdoors for All provides opportunities for skiing (Skiforall), cycling, kayaking/canoeing, rock climbing, water skiing, hiking and white water rafting for those with disabilities.
  • Washington State Parks Department provides a supplement to the state park guide showing accessible facilities at the state parks. Disability passes are also available.
  • Yoga classes: Available through the Swedish MS Center and the Greater Northwest chapter of the National MS Society .
  • Very Special Arts – Newletter. Ideas, photographs, artwork and resource information are welcome. Newsletter is dedicated to increasing international awareness of the benefits of arts programs for individuals with disabilities. Very Special Arts, Education Office, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, 20566, Phone (202) 662-8899

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1600 East Jefferson
A Level
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2200
Fax: 206-320-2560

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