Adaptive Sports and Recreation

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Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities. (AIRS PL-7000.3150)

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
86 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-8898
Address:
86 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-8898
Fax: 401-848-9072
Services Provided:

Adaptive Sailing Programs for Children and Adults with:

  • Physical Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Epilepsy
  • Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Provider Profiles:

Each summer, approximately 1,000 people with disabilities learn the skills of sailing in our fleet of uniquely adapted, 20-foot sailboats. Our programs strongly encourage disabled individuals to be active participants by steering the boat and trimming sails. The measurable outcomes demonstrate increased self-confidence in all parts of their daily lives, the camaraderie of teamwork, and improved leadership skills. Since 1982, Sail To Prevail has improved the lives of tens of thousands of people through therapeutic sailing programs that focus on improving the mind, body and spirit.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
Pawtucket Armory
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-441-8600
Organization Name: Shri Service Corps
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Address:
Pawtucket Armory
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-441-8600
Email: info@shriyoga.org
Services Provided:

Adaptive Yoga

Provider Profiles:

Since 2010, Shri through its studio and non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Shri Service Corps, has been the only yoga outreach studio and organization in Rhode Island, to serve adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, veterans, children in schools, hospitals and shelters, incarcerated youth and men and women in recovery - every week.

​​Mailing Address:
PO Box 5466 Pawtucket, RI 02862

Source: RIPIN Family Voices
Last Updated: 5/31/2022
18 Maple Ave
PO Box 126
Barrington, RI 02806
Address:
18 Maple Ave
PO Box 126
Barrington, RI 02806
Email: info@jjstoysforfriends.org
Services Provided:

Toys and Assistive Devices that may be available:
Toys that provide positive engagement, especially if the play is therapeutic can be provided. We are open to suggestions for your child.

New Assistive Devices
•Strollers, wheel chairs, stander and other durable equipment.
•Beach wheels and bike adapter for a special needs jogger.
•Reclining lounge chair.

Refurbished Assistive Devices
• gently used equipment that is available.
•Contact us with any questions.
•Also be sure to check our facebook page.

Provider Profiles:

JJ’s Toys for Friends is a non-profit, public foundation under 501(c)(3).

Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information on obtaining toys or devices for your child or to donate.

Check out Facebook for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/11/2022
3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
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Address:
3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided:

Gymnastics link

Adaptive Gymnastic Cosmic Kids class link

Early Learning Center and Education link

  • Pre-School
  • Pre-K
  • After school programs

Camps link

Special Events link

Provider Profiles:

 The state of the art facility hosts programs for gymnastics, an early learning center, dance, pro shop, café, and birthday party rooms.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/24/2021
Statewide Provider
575 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-5566
Statewide Provider
Address:
575 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-5566
Email: drmimp@aol.com
Services Provided:
  • Accessible Playground
  • Hall Rental

Provider Profiles:

The imPOSSIBLE DREAM Playground, Rhode Island's first integrated playground, offers an environment that is play friendly for children of all physical abilities.

Open April through October, 10:00 to 3:00  Sunday through Saturday, closed holiday's and holiday weekends.

we offer a clean, safe and happy playground for all children.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2022
Statewide Provider
370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-349-4900
Statewide Provider
Address:
370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-349-4900
Email: info@specialolympicsri.org
Eligibility: To be eligible to participate, athletes must be 8 years old and older. There is no age limit. Athletes ages 2 to 7 may participate in our Young Athletes program. School-age children with intellectual disabilities may participate in our Special Olympics Unified Sports school program.
Services Provided:

Special Olympics Rhode Island hosts over 40 statewide tournaments and competitions each year in 21 official and demonstration sports.

Provider Profiles:

The mission of Special Olympics Rhode Island is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Special Olympics Rhode Island is authorized and accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
1 Turtle Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-364-6106
Organization Name: Angels on Horseback Therapeutic Riding School, Inc
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Address:
1 Turtle Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-364-6106
Email: loveamorgan@aol.com
Eligibility: Fee and application
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Traditional Riding
Volunteer Opportunities
We offer an 10- or 12-week session lesson program. Session duration is specifically designed for optimum results. Lessons can be extended.
Mailing address above and lessons take place below
Angels on Horseback
40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Provider Profiles: Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals suffering from a variety of conditions. Experience has shown us, in many instances, that this unique therapy, when used in conjunction with more traditional medical treatments, provides life altering changes. Angels On Horseback Therapeutic Riding School, Inc. established in 2003 as a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization, provides equine assisted therapy to children and adults with mentally and physically challenging conditions. Our program provides an environment where humans and animals benefit from each other. AOH is the LONGEST established Therapeutic Riding School in Rhode Island and has the largest facility.Angels On Horseback's therapeutic riding program follows the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association guidelines for accredited educational centers.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/24/2020
86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Address:
86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Email: info@cornerstonefarmri.com
Eligibility:

Fee and complete a client packet [http://www.ridenewhorizons.org/contact.html] financial aid request in packet.

Services Provided:

Therapeutic Riding
Dressage for Advanced Riders

Provider Profiles:

The New Horizons Center for Equine Assisted Therapy was created to bring these opportunities to more individuals! Recently designated as a 501©3 non-profit foundation, New Horizons provides riding and driving instruction, as well as un-mounted equine facilitated therapy to individuals of all ages at Cornerstone Farm.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
119 High Street
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-393-1143
Organization Name: AccesSportsAmerica
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Address:
119 High Street
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-393-1143
Fax: 978-246-6433
Email: info@accessportamerica.org
Eligibility:

school, kids and adult program

Services Provided:

AccesSportAmerica offers year-round programs in Massachusetts in collaboration with our Program, Funding and Organization Partners.
Specialized Equipment
High Challenge Water sports such as Wind Surfing and Canoeing
Soccer
Tennis
Conditioning
Gait Training
Sports camps

Provider Profiles:

The mission of Access Sport America is to inspire higher function and fitness for children and adults of all disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/1/2021
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
Address:
160 Yawgoo Valley Road
Exeter, RI 02822
Phone: 401-294-3802
Eligibility:

Advance reservations required and fee

Services Provided:

Our instructors have training based on the industry standards set by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Several of our instructors have advanced certifications in various specialties including Adaptive, Freestyle, and Children. Private lessons are available for all ages including for children as young as 3* through adults.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
89 South Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-982-2763
Address:
89 South Street Suite 603
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-982-2763
Email: info@adaptivesportsne.org
Eligibility:

Teen through adult with visual or mobility impairments.

Services Provided:

Program information link

Provider Profiles:

The mission of Adaptive Sports New England is to increase participation in sports among New England youth and young adults who have visual or mobility impairments.
There are PSC programs for athletes at all levels of skill and competitiveness from novices to Paralympians.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/4/2021
Flander's Park , 45 Sherman Ave
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
Address:
Flander's Park , 45 Sherman Ave
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 914-522-7126
Email: 401aleagueofourown@gmail.com
Wheelchair Access: yes
Eligibility:

401 A League Of Our Own is a unified special needs T-Ball/Softball league where every individual from 5-25 is welcome to participate and experience the thrill of the game of baseball

Services Provided:

401 A League Of Our Own is a league designed to enable all individuals with special needs what ever their abilities are, to be able to participate in a unified game of T-Ball/Softball this Spring and Fall.

This is a free program to bring everyone together to enjoy the game and make new friends and share ideas about enriching our kids lives and the community.

Provider Profiles:

Cranston Parks and Rec host the games at Flanders Park at 45 Sherman Ave. Cranston RI weather permitting on Saturday mornings (April-June and Sept.-Oct).

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/31/2022
6171 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-398-0606
Address:
6171 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-398-0606
Email: info@talentfactoryri.com
Services Provided:

Go to website to see the extensive list of programs  link

Information on Adaptive Dance classes for children and adults link

Provider Profiles:

Our mission at the Talent Factory is to offer high caliber training while providing students with a positive and friendly atmosphere. 

Whether your passion is tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop or musical theatre, you will find a class that meets your needs. We offer instruction for all ages and skill levels from combo classes starting at 2 years old through professional caliber instruction for young adults, as well as adult classes which are a great way to stay fit. The Talent Factory also offers a variety of competitive performance teams for the more serious student.

Additional location

The Talent Factory

144 Metro Centre

Warwick, RI 02886 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
144 Metro Centre Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-398-0606
Address:
144 Metro Centre Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-398-0606
Email: info@talentfactoryri.com
Services Provided:

Go to website to see the extensive list of programs  link

Information on Adaptive Dance classes for children and adults link

Provider Profiles:

Our mission at the Talent Factory is to offer high caliber training while providing students with a positive and friendly atmosphere. 

Whether your passion is tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop or musical theatre, you will find a class that meets your needs. We offer instruction for all ages and skill levels from combo classes starting at 2 years old through professional caliber instruction for young adults, as well as adult classes which are a great way to stay fit. The Talent Factory also offers a variety of competitive performance teams for the more serious student.

Additional location

The Talent Factory

6171 Post Road

North Kingstown, RI 02852

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
100 Higginson Avenue
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-727-1704
Organization Name: Rock Spot Climbing
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Address:
100 Higginson Avenue
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-727-1704
Email: Questions@rockspotclimbing.com
Eligibility:

CLIMBING IS A SPORT FOR ALL AGES, ALL ABILITIES

Services Provided:

Instruction

Group Events

After-school and weekend programs for youth 

Outdoor Climbing link

Provider Profiles:

ROCK SPOT CLIMBING has been owned and operated by local business partners,
Lary Norin & Nadav Minkin since 1998.

All of our facilities feature world-class climbing, a welcoming environment
and friendly climbing communities.

Our dream is to provide accessible and inclusive climbing opportunities
for all ages and ability levels.

Multiple facilities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

See Peacedale and Providence MHP Directory entries for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
1174 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-7768
Organization Name: Rock Spot Climbing
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Address:
1174 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-7768
Email: Questions@rockspotclimbing.com
Services Provided:

Group Events

After-school and weekend programs for youth

Instruction

Climbing Wall Instructor Course link

Provider Profiles:

ROCK SPOT CLIMBING has been owned and operated by local business partners,
Lary Norin & Nadav Minkin since 1998.

All of our facilities feature world-class climbing, a welcoming environment
and friendly climbing communities.

Our dream is to provide accessible and inclusive climbing opportunities
for all ages and ability levels.

Multiple facilities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

See Lincoln and Providence MHP Directory entries for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
42 Rice Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-217-2772
Organization Name: Rock Spot Climbing
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Address:
42 Rice Street
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-217-2772
Email: GymManagerPVD@rockspotclimbing.com
Services Provided:

This location features a form of climbing called bouldering, where our route setters create body movement puzzles known as “problems” that are set closer to the ground, but offer a stronger focus on community and training.

Bouldering link

Youth Sessions

Homeschool

Groups

Outdoor Camps age 10+

Provider Profiles:

ROCK SPOT CLIMBING has been owned and operated by local business partners,
Lary Norin & Nadav Minkin since 1998.

All of our facilities feature world-class climbing, a welcoming environment
and friendly climbing communities.

Our dream is to provide accessible and inclusive climbing opportunities
for all ages and ability levels.

Multiple facilities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

See Lincoln and Peacedale MHP Directory entries for additional information.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
825 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-353-1129
Organization Name: Festival Ballet Providence
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Address:
825 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-353-1129
Email: school@festivalballetprovidence.org
Services Provided:

The hour-long classes provide a positive atmosphere for the exploration of movement while maintaining a focus on the individual abilities of each child. The Adaptive Dance teaching staff is committed to helping each child develop self-confidence. 

Provider Profiles:

Festival Ballet Providence and Meeting Street School have teamed up to offer an Adaptive Dance Program.

Based on a successful program developed by Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Ballet, the program is designed to foster a love of dance and creative expression in children with Down Syndrome. Although the primary goal of the program is for the children to experience the joy of dance and music, it also offers other important benefits. These include improvements in coordination, overall fitness, balance, self-esteem, self-expression, teamwork,  rhythm, and musicality.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
540 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: University of Delaware
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Address:
540 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
Services Provided:

Provides toy ride-on cars for kids with disabilities, providing mobility and sociability to kids who have trouble moving on their own. Local program locater available on website.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/7/2022
Move United View on Map
Nationwide Provider
451 Hungerford Drive Ste 608
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-217-0960
Nationwide Provider
Address:
451 Hungerford Drive Ste 608
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-217-0960
Fax: 301-217-0968
Email: info@moveunitedsports.org
Eligibility:

Individuals with disabilities

Services Provided:

MoveUnited offers nationwide sports and rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.

Locate: Search the Membership Network

Adaptive Equipment: Information about available adaptive equipment

  • Recreational Activities/Sports
  • Disability Related Sports
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Access TR View on Map
Nationwide Provider
8 Sandra Court
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Nationwide Provider
Address:
8 Sandra Court
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Toll Free Phone: 800-634-4351
Email: CustomerService@AccessTR.com
Services Provided:

Inclusive and Adaptive Recreation Equipment for the Physically Challenged. Free shipping over $99.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
Gopher Sport View on Map
Nationwide Provider
2525 Lemond St SW
PO Box 998
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-451-7470
Nationwide Provider
Address:
2525 Lemond St SW
PO Box 998
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-451-7470
Text: 833-887-4734
Toll Free Phone: 855-899-9560
Fax: 800-451-4855
Services Provided:

Sells inclusive and adaptive sports and physical education equipment.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/1/2022
FlagHouse View on Map
Nationwide Provider
601 FlagHouse Dr
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Nationwide Provider
Address:
601 FlagHouse Dr
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Toll Free Phone: 800-793-7900
Email: sales@flaghouse.com
Services Provided:

Inclusive and adaptive resources for sport, recreation, special needs. Adapted PE, daily living, clinical furniture, learning and development, motor skills, positioning and mobility, recreation, and sensory space design.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 12/11/2020
Nationwide Provider
West Palm Beach, FL
Nationwide Provider
Address:
West Palm Beach, FL
Toll Free Phone: 888-304-7655
Email: Support@HowiRollSports.com
Services Provided:

Sells inclusive and adaptive sports, exercise, and therapy equipment for adaptive athletes.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/1/2022
Nationwide Provider
1850 Borman Court
St. Louis, MO 63146-7108
Phone: 314-692-2424
Nationwide Provider
Address:
1850 Borman Court
St. Louis, MO 63146-7108
Phone: 314-692-2424
Toll Free Phone: 877-664-4565
Fax: 800-664-4534
Eligibility:

Children and adults with special needs

Services Provided:

Provides special needs products for purchase and therapy solutions that facilitate movement and exercise.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/24/2022
Nationwide Provider
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Nationwide Provider
Address:
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
TDD: 800-900-8086
Toll Free Phone: 800-900-8086
Fax: 205-313-7474
Email: email@nchpad.org
Services Provided:

NCHPAD is the premier resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability, serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disability across the lifespan. website features a variety of resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/13/2022
Spirit Club View on Map
Nationwide Provider
10417 Kensington Parkway
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: 301-933-3722
Nationwide Provider
Address:
10417 Kensington Parkway
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: 301-933-3722
Email: join@spirit-club.com
Services Provided:

Offers a range of exercise services: virtual online training classes, community group classes, private fitness classes for your organization, and personal & partner training. Spirit Club Trainers are both certified personal trainers, as well as certified by DDA to work with individuals of all abilities.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022