Disability Related Sports

Description: 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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RI

Statewide

Organization Name: Rhode Island Hospital
Address: 335 Prairie Ave
RI
Phone: 401-444-5685
Fax: 401-444-6115
Eligibility: Accept all insurance plans; some may require prior authorization which will be obtained by the CNDC. • children birth to 21 years with medical and behavioral concerns; • children with an evolving condition and need for services and supports; • families with questions regarding appropriate services and treatment options Fax Referral to the CNDC to ACT Clinic for assessment. (444-6115). Questions- call the CNDC Physician Line: 444-5071
Services Provided: CNDC ACT Clinic Assessment, Clinical Triage and Treatment
Clinical Psychologists provide assessment and follow-up
• assessment of the child and family.
• identifies needs and concerns of the child/family
• review of past and current services/assessments performed by schools, therapists, and other direct service providers
• development of a written plan of care for the child with family participation
• recommendations for and referrals to community services
• communication with the Primary Care Physician

Recommendations for service may include further evaluation at the CNDC, and/or referrals to clinicians/programs outside of our center. Referrals for psychological intervention at the CNDC focus on the support of the child and family with medical and behavioral needs.
As is appropriate, families will be given the option to join our CEDAR program for ongoing support and care management service.
Provider Profiles: Children's Neurodevelopment Center ( CNDC) ACT Clinic which stands for Assessment, Clinical Triage and Treatment .
Typical referrals include
Developmental Delay
Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
Attention and Learning Concerns
Questions of Autism
Questions related to appropriate services
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Last Updated: 8/3/2016

Barrington , RI

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 -
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Last Updated: 7/6/2016

East Greenwich, RI

Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
Address: 3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided: The Cosmic Kids Special Needs Program will build self-confidence, develop coordination and balance, and improve gross motor skills. The instruction will emphasize proper posture and balance, increase flexibility and strength, enhance attention spans and the ability to focus on auditory and visual skills. During this time we will be helping participants develop and achieve set goals in a motivating setting.
Provider Profiles: Aim High Academy is located at 3355 South County Trail in East Greenwich, RI. The state of the art facility hosts programs for gymnastics, an early learning center, dance, proshop, café, and birthday party rooms.
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Last Updated: 1/4/2017

East Providence, RI

70 Boyd Street
East Providence, RI 02914
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Organization Name: Tennis Rhode Island - East Bay
Address: 70 Boyd Street
East Providence, RI 02914
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Services Provided: Activities each week will include:
Group Warm-Up
Hand-Eye Coordination
Racquet Skills
Volleys
Groundstrokes
Group Games
We ask that parents/caregivers be responsible for assisting with any toileting or self-care if necessary.
Provider Profiles: Connecting Kids through tennis
Each week participants will work on different fundamentals of the game of tennis. Participants will have an opportunity to increase their social skills through taking turns, working in teams, and following instructions.

We will provide racquets and all equipment. Participants should wear athletic clothing and sneakers and bring water. We ask that parents/caregivers be responsible for assisting with any toileting or self-care if necessary.
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Last Updated: 1/30/2017

Johnston, RI

2952 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-886-7827
Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
Address: 2952 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-886-7827
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided: The Cosmic Kids Special Needs Program will build self-confidence, develop coordination and balance, and improve gross motor skills. The instruction will emphasize proper posture and balance, increase flexibility and strength, enhance attention spans and the ability to focus on auditory and visual skills. During this time we will be helping participants develop and achieve set goals in a motivating setting.
Provider Profiles: Welcome to our newest location, 2952 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919-1623. We are dedicated to providing the local community with an established gymnastics program geared to ages 8 months – 12 years old.
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Last Updated: 1/4/2017

Newport, RI

PO Box 1264
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-8898
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Address: PO Box 1264
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-8898
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Services Provided: Adaptive Sailing Programs for all ages
Confidence Is Cool Camp, ages 7-17 , hosted at our facilities in Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island, the Confidence is Cool participants enjoy two days of sailing as a highlight of their camp experience. Confidence is Cool is administered in a series of three one-week sessions. (Please see the Calendar for this year’s camp dates.) Each camp session is Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children may attend more than one week of Confidence is Cool, depending upon space availability.
Provider Profiles: Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing. Each year, Sail To Prevail teaches approximately 1,000 people with disabilities the skills of sailing in our fleet of five specially adapted “Independence 20” sailboats. Our programs strongly encourage disabled individuals to be active participants, steering the boat as well as opportunities to grind winches and trim sails. First-time and experienced sailors are welcome at Sail To Prevail. Our program is available to all people with disabilities and is designed to meet specific needs.
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Last Updated: 6/15/2016

Pawtucket, RI

25 Esten Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-228-9700
Organization Name: Best Buddies International
Address: 25 Esten Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-228-9700
Services Provided: Best Buddies Rhode Island offers One-to-One Friendship and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting nearly 11,950 individuals with and without disabilities in Rhode Island.
Provider Profiles: Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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Last Updated: 6/24/2016

Pawtucket , RI

Pawtucket Armory
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket , RI 02860
Phone: 401-441-8600
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Organization Name: Shri Service Corps
Address: Pawtucket Armory
172 Exchange Street
Pawtucket , RI 02860
Phone: 401-441-8600
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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.
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Last Updated: 6/15/2016

Smithfield , RI

370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield , RI 02917
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Address: 370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield , RI 02917
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Eligibility: All sports competitions are available for eligible athletes 8 years old and older. There is no age limit. For children ages 2- 7 who have an intellectual disability, they can participate in the Young Athletes Program which prepares them for sports competition later in life.
Services Provided: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-style 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. Programs are free.
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Last Updated: 4/18/2016

Warwick, RI

Address: 3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02905
Phone: 401-739-2700
Eligibility: The programs at Trudeau have eligibility requirements
Services Provided: The J.Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center provides a wide range of comprehensive services for all ages including
Early Intervention-listed on a separate Directory entry
Pathways Strategic Teaching Center's school for children with autism
Community Supports and Home Based Services
Crayons Therapeutic Child Care Center and KIDSCONNECT provider
Recreation services
Respite
Vocational training and supported employment
Provider Profiles: Our mission is to promote an enhanced quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Last Updated: 2/8/2018
Address: 166A Lavan Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Services Provided: A Social development center for children,adolescents and young adults with social challenges.
Groups and drop in clubs are designed to strengthen social emotional learning including self awareness, self management, social decision making and strategic life skills.
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Last Updated: 3/23/2016

CT

New Haven, CT

Administrative Office
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-772-0522
Address: Administrative Office
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-772-0522
Eligibility: a variety of incredible camp programs for children with a serious illness and their families at no cost to the families.
Services Provided: At the core of all of our programming is our signature summer program. Seven glorious week-long sessions in Ashford, Conn. that serve seriously ill children and one additional week dedicated to their healthy siblings. Campers aged 7 – 15 ride horses, create crafts, swim and so much more, as they bond with other children facing similar challenges and learn they are capable of so much more than they ever thought possible.
Running in the fall and spring at our facility in Ashford, weekend programs continue the healing power of Camp beyond the summer months and create a memorable experience for the entire family. Families share in Camp activities and enjoy the company of other families who understand the issues they are facing.
Provider Profiles: We are a community that includes the kids and families we serve, the volunteers and staff who help us make a difference, the partners and donors who support our mission, and the alumni who keep our community strong. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge. We are a community that celebrates the spirit of childhood, the sound of laughter and the feeling of endless possibility.
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Last Updated: 3/22/2017

MA

Acton, MA

119 High Street
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-264-0985
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Organization Name: AccesSportsAmerica
Address: 119 High Street
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-264-0985
Fax: 978-246-6433
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Email: betty@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.
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Last Updated: 10/25/2017

Attleboro, MA

287 Washington Street South
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-399-8445
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Address: 287 Washington Street South
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-399-8445
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Eligibility: Free but families would need to pay for game tokens and food if wanted.
Services Provided: Chuck E. Cheese’s Attleboro will be opening early from 9am-11am on the first Sunday of every month for all families with children with special needs. Families can enjoy Chuck E. Cheese’s in a sensory-friendly atmosphere with trained staff and low lighting and low noise before they open to the general public.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at a.moniz@centerforautism.com or you can also reach me at our new local North Providence office at 401-288-3634.
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Last Updated: 11/29/2016