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Adaptive recreation organizations.

THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS offer adaptive sports and recreational activities and/or information on these topics for people of many abilities. In addition to providing a variety of opportunities for fun and social interaction, some of the listed organizations also offer support groups. Most have local chapters, or they can provide referrals to other local organizations, which offer similar activities.

USING THIS DIRECTORY

Numbers correspond to items listed in the Key to Services. When available, email addresses and Web sites have been included. Email addresses are indicated by the symbol, [e-mail]. Web sites are listed with the standard http:// before each. (Unless otherwise indicated, all telephone numbers are for voice only.)

This directory is current as of November 2008.

Camping/Outdoor Activities

ADAPTIVE SPORTS CENTER

PO Box 1639

Crested Butte Butte, city, United States
Butte (byt), city (1990 pop. 33,336), seat of Silver Bow co., SW Mont.; inc. 1879. It is a trade, ranching, and industrial center.
, CO 81224

(866) 349-2296

(970) 349 5075

(970) 349-2077 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@adaptivesports.org

http://www.adaptivesports.org

AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION

5000 State Road 67 North

Martinsville, IN 46151

(800) 428-2267

(765) 342-2065 (FAX)

http:/www.campparents.org

1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9 English/Spanish

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Noun 1. Boy Scouts of America - a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training  

1325 Walnut Hill Walnut Hill may refer to:
  • Walnut Hill, Illinois
  • Walnut Hill Station
  • Walnut Hill, Tennessee
  • Walnut Hill, an area of Medford, Massachusetts
  • Walnut Hill School, an arts-focused private school in Natick, Massachusetts
 Lane

Irving, TX 75038-2079

(972) 580-2000 Ext. S306

(972) 580-2079 (FAX)

http://www.boyslife.org

2,5,6 English

BRECKENRIDGE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

PO Box 697

Breckenridge, CO 80424

(800) 383-2632

(970) 453-6422

(970) 453-4676 (FAX)

http://www.boec.org

1,2 English

COOPERATIVE WILDERNESS HANDICAPPED OUTDOOR GROUP IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY Enrollment for fall semester 2006 was 12,676 students, including 8,848 undergraduates.[1] ISU enrolls a large number of older, non-traditional students who live and work off-campus.  

PO Box 8128

Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-3912

(208) 282-4600 (FAX)

[e-mail] derocind@isu.edu

http://www.isu.edu/cwhog/

GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA For Girl Scouts worldwide, see Girl Guide and Girl Scout.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad.
 

Membership and Program Group

420 5th Avemue

New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
, NY 10018-2798

(800) 478-7248

(212) 852-8000

http://www.girlscouts.org

INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR AVIATORS Well-known aviators
People largely known for their contributions to the history of aviation
While all of these people were pilots (and some still are), many are also noted for contributions in areas such as aircraft design and manufacturing, navigation or
 

PO Box 4140

Big Bear Lake CA 92314

(951) 529-2644

(909) 585-7156 (FAX)

[e-mail] mike@specificcrestavaition.com

http://www.wheelchairaviators.org

1,2,4,9 English

SPLORE ACCESSIBLE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Erik Rolstad

880 E. 3375 S.

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(801) 484-4128

(801) 484-4177 (FAX)

[e-mail] susans@splore.org

http://www.splore.org

1,2,3,4,5 English

VISIONS/VACATION CAMP FOR THE BLIND

500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10013-1354

(212) 625-1616 Ext. 135

(212) 219-4078 (FAX)

http://www.visionsvcb.org

2,4 Spanish, Hebrew and Russian

OUTWARD BOUND bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts; - said especially of vessels, and opposed to homeward bound nt>.

See also: Outward
 WILDERNESS

101 E. Chapman Street

Ely, MN 55731

(800) 321-HIKE

(218) 365-7790

(218) 365-7079 (FAX)

[e-mail] interceptadvisor@outwardbound.org

http://www.vobs.com

2,6 English

WELLNESS G.I.F.T.S.

7531 Mitchellsville Road

Bath, NY 14810

(607) 776-3737

(607) 359-4422

(607) 776-4345 (FAX)

[e-mail] welliness@retreats.com

http://www.giftsretreats.com

2,4 English

WILDERNESS ON WHEELS FOUNDATION

PO Box 1007

Wheat Ridge Wheat Ridge, city (1990 pop. 29,419), Jefferson co., N central Colo., a suburb of Denver; inc. 1969. Chiefly residential, Wheat Ridge is the site of an annual carnation festival. , CO 80034

(303) 403-1110

[e-mail] wow@ecentral.com

http://www.wildernessonwheels.org

Canoeing

AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION The American Canoe Association (ACA) is the nation's largest paddle sports organization, promoting canoeing, kayaking, and rafting. The ACA sponsors more than seven hundred events each year, along with safety education, instructor certification, waterway conservation and public  

1304 Central Park Boulevard

Suite 210

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 907-4460

(888) 229-3792 (FAX)

[e-mail] aca@americancanoe.org

http://: www.americancanoe.org

1,2,3,4,5,7 English

Flying

FREEDOM'S WINGS INTERNATIONAL

PO Box 7076

East Brunswick, NJ 8816

(800) 382-1197

http://www.freedomswings.org

INTERNATIONAL WHEELCHAIR AVIATORS

PO Box 2799

Big Bear Lake, CA 92314

(909) 585-9663

(909) 585-7156 (FAX)

[e-mail] mike@specificcrestavaition.com

www.wheelchairsavaitors.org

1,2,4,9 English

Golf

NATIONAL AMPUTEE am·pu·tee
n.
A person who has had one or more limbs removed by amputation.
 GOLF ASSOCIATION (NAGA)

Bob Wilson Bob Wilson is the name of:
  • Bob Wilson (footballer) (born 30 October 1941 in Chesterfield, England), a former goalkeeper for Arsenal and broadcaster
  • Bob Wilson (cartoonist) is a caroonist and author of the Stanley Bagshaw series of children's cartoons
, Exec. Dir.

NAGA

11 Walnut Hill Rd

Amherst, NH 03031

(800) 633-6242

(603) 672-6444

(603) 672-2987 (FAX)

[e-mail] b1naga@aol.com

http://www.nagagolf.org

1,2,6 English

Horseback Riding horseback riding: see equestrianism.  

NEW YORK THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER

336 E. 71st Street, 3-D

New York, NY 10021

(212) 535-3917 (PHONE &FAX)

[e-mail] brodie.equestria@pfizer.com

www.nytrc.org

2 English and Spanish

NORTH AMERICAN RIDING FOR THE HANDICAPPED ASSOCIATION North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado that promotes the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for people with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.  (NARHA NARHA North American Riding for the Handicapped Association )

PO Box 33150

7475 Dakin Street, Suite 600

Denver, CO 80233

(800) 369-7433 Ext. 109

(303) 452-1212

(303) 252-4610 (FAX)

[e-mail] narha@narha.org

http://www.narha.org

Scuba

HANDICAPPED SCUBA ASSOCIATION

1104 El Prado

San Clemente San Clemente (săn klĭmĕn`tē), city (1990 pop. 41,100), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast; inc. 1928. Camp Pendleton, a large U.S. marine base, adjoins the city, which is chiefly residential. , CA 92672-4637

(949) 498-4540

(949) 498-6128

[e-mail] hsa@hsascuba.com

http://www.hsascuba.com

Shooting

NRA NRA

(National Rifle Association of America) organization that encourages sharpshooting and use of firearms for hunting. [Am. Pop. Culture: NCE, 1895]

See : Hunting
 DISABLED SHOOTING SERVICES

National Rifle Association National Rifle Association (NRA)

Governing organization for the sport of shooting with rifles and pistols. It was founded in Britain in 1860. The U.S. organization, formed in 1871, has a membership of some four million. Both the British and the U.S.
 

11250 Waples Mill Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 267-1495

(703) 267-3941 (FAX)

http://www.nrahq.org/compete/disabled.asp

ADAPTIVE HUNTING & SHOOTING SPORTS

102 Park Avenue

Rockledge, PA 19046

(212) 663-0102

Skiing

AMERICAN BLIND SKIING FOUND

8100 Foster Lane, #310

Niles, IL 60714

(312) 409-1605

[e-mail] ABSF ABSF African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum
ABSF American Blind Skiing Foundation
ABSF Arthur B. Schultz Foundation
ABSF American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
ABSF Australian Blind Sport Federation
@absf.org

http://www.absf.org

SKI FOR LIGHT, INC inc - /ink/ increment, i.e. increase by one. Especially used by assembly programmers, as many assembly languages have an "inc" mnemonic.

Antonym: dec.
.

1455 West Lake Street

Minneapolis, MN 55408

(612) 827-3232

http://www.sfl.org/

NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER The National Sports Center is a 600 acres (2.4 km²) multi-sport complex located in Blaine, Minnesota that includes a soccer stadium with a track, over 50 youth soccer fields, a golf course, a velodrome, a meeting and convention facility, and an eight-sheet ice rink, the Schwan  FOR THE DISABLED

Beth Fox

PO Box 1290

Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-1540

(303) 316-1540

(970)726.4112 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@nscd.org

http://www.nscd.org

2 (skiing & other sports)

US DISABLED SKI TEAM

PO Box 100

1500 Kearns Blvd

Park City, UT 84060

(435) 647-2082

(435) 649-3613 (FAX)

[e-mail] shop@ussa.org

http://www.usskiteam.org

6,7 English

Softball

NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

6000 West Floyd Avenue #110

Denver, CO 80227

(303) 842-1229

[e-mail] wheelchairsoftball@comcast.net

http://www.wheelchairsoftball.org

Table Tennis

AMERICAN WHEELCHAIR TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

23 Parker Street

Port Chester Port Chester, village (1990 pop. 24,728), Westchester co., SE N.Y., a suburb of New York City, on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Byram River, and on the Conn. border; settled after 1660, inc. 1868. Primarily residential, it produces some household goods. Gen. , NY 10573

(914) 879-5184

(914) 937-3932 (PHONE & FAX)

[e-mail] johnsonjennifer@yahoo.com

http://www.mscpva.org/table_tennis.shtml

General Sport

AIM

(Adventures in Movement) for the Handicapped

945 Danbury Road

Dayton, OH 45420

(800) 332-8210

(937) 294-4611

(937) 294-3783 (FAX)

[e-mail] aimforthehandicapped@aimforthehandicapped.org

http://www.aimforthehandicapped.org

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION American Association refers to one of the following professional baseball leagues:
  • American Association (19th century), active from 1882 to 1891.
  • American Association (20th century), active from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997.
 FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & RECREATION

1900 Association Dr.

Reston, VA 20191-1599

(800) 213-7193

(703) 476-3400

(703) 476-9527 (FAX)

http://www.apar.org

1,2,3 English

AMERICAN AMPUTEE FOUNDATION, INC.

PO Box 250218

Little Rock, AR 72225

(501) 666-2523

(501) 835-9290

(501) 666-8367 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@americanamputee.org

http://www.americanamputee.org

2,4 English

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research,
 

Home Office

2008 Charlotte Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

(800) 227-2345

http://www.cancer.org

2,4,5,6,7,8,9 English and Spanish

BENEFICIAL DESIGNS, INC.

2240 Meridian Boulevard, Suite C

Mindon, NV 89423-8628

(775) 783-8822

(775) 783 8823 (FAX)

[e-mail] mail@beneficialdesigns.com

http://www.beneficialdesigns.com

2,6,7,8,9 English

COURAGE CENTER

3915 Golden Valley Road

Minneapolis, MN 55422

(888) 846-8253

(763) 520-0562 (FAX)

http://www.courage.org/

FRIENDSHIP VENTURES DISABLED SPORTS Disabled sports are sports played by persons with a disability, including physical and intellectual disabilities. As many of these based on existing sports modified to meet the needs of persons with a disability, they are sometimes referred to as adapted sports.  USA

451 Hungerford Dr., Suite 100

Rockville, MD 20850

(301) 217-0960

(301) 217-0968 (FAX)

http://www.dsusa.org

1,5

HOUSTON CHALLENGERS

1475 West Gray, Suite 166

Houston, TX 77095

(713) 521-3737

(713) 942-6159

http://www.houstonchallengers.com/home/

Wheelchair sports including basketball, bowling, boccia, soccer, and swimming.

NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER

PO Box 682799

Park City, UT 84068

(435) 649-3991 (VOICE & TDD (Time Division Duplexing) A transmission method that uses only one channel for transmitting and receiving, separating them by different time slots. No guard band is used. Contrast with FDD. See also TDD/TTY.

TDD - Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
)

(435) 658-3992 (FAX)

http://www.nac1985.org

1,2,3,4,6 English, Spanish, and Braille

LEAGUE OF DREAMS, INC.

Frank Kolarek, President

1901 Clifden Road

Balitmore, MD 21228

(410) 719-1641

[e-mail] fkolarek@leagueofdreams.org

http://www.leagueofdreams.org

NATIONAL ABILITY CENTER (NAC)

Brooke Hafets

PO Box 682799

Park City, UT 84068

(435) 649-3991

(435) 658-3992

[e-mail] info@nac1985.org

http://www.NAC1985.org

5 English, Spanish, ASL ASL - Algebraic Specification Language  

NATIONAL CENTER ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DISABILITY

Univeristy of Illinios at Chicago

Dept. of Disability and Human Development

College of Applied and Health Sciences

1640 West Roosevelt Road Roosevelt Road, (sometimes called 12th Street because of the original street name), is a major east-west thoroughfare in the city of Chicago, Illinois, and its western suburbs. It is 1200 South in the city's street numbering system, but only one mile south of Madison Street.  

Chicago, IL 60608-6904

(800) 900-8086 (VOICE & TDD)

(312) 355-4058 (FAX)

[e-mail] ncpad@uic.edu

http://www.ncpad.org

1,2,3,4,5,6,9 English, some Spanish, alternative formats for VI

NATIONAL CENTER ON ACCESSIBILITY

501 North Morton St, Suite 109

Bloomington, IN 47404-2698

(812) 856-4422 (VOICE)

(812) 856-4421 (TDD)

(812) 856-4480 (FAX)

[e-mail] nca@indiana.edu

http://www.ncaonline.org

6

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a congressionally-chartered veterans' service organization in the United States of America, founded in 1946. It describes itself as having "developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members  

801 Eighteenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20006-3517

(800) 424-8200

(202) 872-1300

(202) 955-8358 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@pva.org

http://www.pva.org

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Special Olympics

International sports program for people with intellectual disability. It provides year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type summer and winter sports for participants.
 INTERNATIONAL

1133 19th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 628-3630

(202) 824-0200 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@specialolympics.org

http://www.specialolympics.org

1,2,5,7

US ASSOCIATION OF BLIND ATHLETES (USABA USABA United States Association of Blind Athletes
USABA United States Amateur Baseball Association
)

33 N. Institute Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 630-0422

(719) 630-0616 (FAX)

[e-mail] mlucas@usaba.org

http://www.usaba.org

1,2,3,4,5,7 English

NATIONAL DISABILITY SPORTS ALLIANCE

Jerry McCole

25 West Independence Way

Kingston, RI 02882

(401) 792-7130

(401) 792-7132 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@ndsaonline.org

http://www.ndsaonline.org

1,2,3,4,5,7

NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED

PO Box 1290

Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-1540

(303) 316-1540

(970) 726-4112 (FAX)

http://www.nscd.org

2

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, INC.

1133 19 STREET, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036-3604

(202) 628-3630

(202) 824-0200 (FAX)

[e-mail] info@specialolympics.org

http://www.specialolympics.org

1,2,5,7

KEY TO SERVICES

1. Periodical/newsletter

2. Informational materials

3. Networking/matching

4. Referrals to local resources

5. Local chapters

6. National conferences

7. National advocacy efforts

8. Fund research

9. Maintain research registry
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