Skip to main content


Recommended Web Sites - 1. Disabilities (in general)

Wheelchair accessible Trails in Virginia - one local trail is: Hanging Rock

Accessible Virginia [hosted by Virginia Tourism] 

 TOPSoccer - The Outrearch Program for Soccer

 Sports and recreational activities for children with physical disabilities / Cure Our Children Foundation

 SportAble - a Richmond, VA based group

 Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA)

 Roanoke Valley Therapeutic Riding Program

 PE Central - Their webpage for "Adapted Physical Education"

 Paralympics - to find local groups, select "Community", then select "Paralympic Sport Clubs"

 National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)

 National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCPAD)

 NCPAD Directory of Sports & Recreation programs for people with disabilities - browse by disability, and/or zip code

 Kids in the Valley (KIVA) - they list Events in the Roanoke area, some are for disabilities; use their Search Box (e.g. try searching: Autism, or Disability, etc.)

 JMU Health & Physical Activity Institute - Institute includes programs on Adapted PE; and presentation of the 2012 award, Teacher of the Year for Adapted PE

 Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC)

 Fitness for Health (founded by Mark Sickel, Rockville, MD) Mission=a pediatric therapeutic exercise facility providing multisensory & individualized programs to foster growth & development for ALL children... worked with equipment manufacturers to design innovative & multisensory programs... children with motor delays, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, ...

 Disabled Sports, USA

 Denton (TX) Independent School District. ADAPTED PE SERVICES - Mission statement, Manuals, etc. (2012 PE Teacher of the Year is an employee here).

 Community accessible Multi-Sensory Room for Kids (up to age 8) MSE- MultiSensory Environment (Charlotte, NC)

 Climbing for All / Association of Mountaineering Instructors

 Boomer Esiason Foundation (Cystic Fibrosis) - click "Thriving with CF" and then click "Wind Sprints"

Athletes Helping Athletes - provides free handcycles for kids, and several more programs

 American School Health Association (ASHA) - see: Advocacy & Resolutions tab, scroll down to: Exceptional Children

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP)

American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) - "National Adapted PE Teacher of the Year" award

 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) - use their SEARCH BOX; try entering various keywords (e.g.  Adapted, or Disabled, etc. )

 Adaptive Sports & Recreational Games / Museum of disABILITY History (VA Commonwealth Univ.)

 Achilles Kids - Running, walking, and rolling programs for kids with disabilities

 Ability Plus - Adaptive sports for all ages

IDEA Website (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) 

Health Topics A-Z (National Institutes of Health) -- see: "A"ttention deficit; "C"erebral palsy;  "H"earing disorders/deafness;  "L"ow vision/blindness; etc.

Genetic And Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) - from the National Institutes of Health website