Wednesday, April 27, 2011

National Ability Center

I just found out about this great organization and had to pass it along!

The National Ability Center offers a wide variety of year-round activities, which include alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, swimming, cycling, waterskiing, horseback riding, rafting and camping trips, challenge course activities, leadership development training, and more. Last year individuals participated in 15,545 lessons and outings! Because safety is the first priority, instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by volunteer assistants, interns and AmeriCorps members who contribute nearly 27,000 hours annually. Many of the instructors are also individuals with disabilities and serve as role models for our participants.

They even have summer camps coming up!

For many of these kids, they are not able to participate in "regular" activities with kids their age because of their limitations. The National Ability Center gives them this opportunity, and even allows their siblings and friends to participate with them! What a great idea, and a giant kudos goes out to the team of leaders for all they do!

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