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The following web sites provide information that pertains to adapted physical education, therapeutic recreation, and sports for individuals with disabilities and is provided for anyone interested in these areas to use. These are possible sites for students and teachers to utilize to obtain information for presentations, research, equipment, and papers they are writing. If you currently have a web site that deals with adapted physical activity and we have not listed your web site or change the address of your web site please e-mail us information pertaining to your web site and we will update our information. These sites are listed alphabetically.



Our national organization's home page, this site provides information about the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. It also provides a nice list of other PE and Health Sites, College programs and even professional journals.


Access to Recreation
Adaptive Recreation Equipment for the Physically Challenged. Access to Recreation's catalog is full of recreation and exercise equipment that has been adapted specifically for use by the elderly and disabled. There is something in the catalog for everyone who is physically challenged.


Achievable Concepts

The entire range of adapted equipment and specialized products is listed with prices. The equipment ranges from the passive to the extreme and includes adapted cycles, beach wheelchair, modified games and cards, bowling aids, specialized gardening equipment, activity resource manuals and other publications. The equipment is suitable for adults and children with disabilities as well as useful for aged care facilities and specials schools.


Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) Project

This Web site describes this project in which the roles, responsibilities, and perceived needs of practicing adapted physical educators are described. The national APENS exam is also explained and visitors can see when the next exam is going to be.


Adaptive Riding Institute

The Adaptive Riding Institute (aka H.O.R.S.E.S. for the Physically Challenged ) provides challenging horseback adventures and recreational horseback activities.



AAASP programs give physically disabled youths a chance to excel, not just a chance to "participate".   


Subscribe to this listserv and discuss the latest issues about Adapted PE.


Adapted Varsity Athletics at the University of Illinois

 American Hippotherapy Association


American Wheelchair Bowling Association, Inc.


Anchorage School District Adapted PE Page

This site contains information about adapted physical education including a listing of common disabilities, teaching strategies, photos of equipment for adapted physical education settings, and a nice list of resources.


Assessment for Adapted Physical Education

( a-ape Computer Assisted Software)

The software a-ape is an MS Excel workbook containing separate worksheets for more than 20 of the most commonly used adapted physical education assessment tools. Dan Cariaga, an adapted physical educator, developed a-ape to make motor assessment accurate and efficient for the IEP process. When you use the a-ape software the user merely inputs the raw scores. Test data is automatically calculated creating a statistically interpreted written report. Results can be sent directly to a printer or copied and pasted to a word processing program. To obtain software contact Dan Cariaga at dan@a-ape.com


Autofold Inc.



Manufactures consumer products such as canes, walking sticks, hiking staffs, folding products (including canes and auto/truck tools), antennas, putters, target shooting sticks.



British Wheelchair Sports Foundation

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation is the national organization for wheelchair sport in the United Kingdom.



 Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)

 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association

 CARD (Community Association for Riding for the Disabled)
CARD is a non-profit, charitable organization that improves the quality of life for children and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities through therapeutic riding programs.

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
Promotes the physical, psychological, and social well-being of people with disabilities through interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of a horse, instructor, and volunteers.

 Cyber-Active (http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/g032/arnt0008/kara/ )

This excellent web page created by a Masters student at the University of Minnesota is devoted to adapted physical education with information on disabilities, lesson plans, and conferences. One of the most exciting features of this site is the activity database, a growing resource of physical activity ideas arranged in age groups from Pre-K to Age 22, with suggestions for special needs modifications!



Danmar Products
Special products for special needs.

 Department of Recreation and Park Administration
in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service
Office on Accessibility.


Disabled Angler Committee - MO Chapter American Fisheries Society
The Disabled Anglers Committee of the Missouri Chapter American Fisheries Society is committed to assisting disabled persons with enjoying their fishing experience.


Disabled Sailing Association of Alberta


Disabled Sports and Recreational Programs (DSRP)
DSRP is a year round program that reaches out to physically disabled youth and adults in the North and South Carolina region.
Home of Wheelchair Hornets Basketball and the Carolina Cruisers Junior Athletic Team.


Disabled Sports U.S.A.
A national non-profit, organization providing sports and recreation services to children and adults with physical or mobility related disabilities. DS/U.S.A.  serves over 60,000 people annually.




This website provides a means for the Council to share information with  teachers, activity leaders, parents, individuals with disabilities, and others interested in Adapted Physical Education (APE) and Adapted Physical Activity (APA).


Equest Special Riders
Non-profit organization established in 1982 and located in western Washington State.
Special Riders offers therapeutic horseback riding programs to persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

Equus Heals
Family oriented program offering therapeutic and educational opportunities for children with disabilities.


Ex 'n Flex
Passive/Active Exercise for Disabled. Ideal for individuals with MS - CP - Para and Quadriplegics - Strokes - Parkinson and Arthritis who wish to develop their own home based exercise therapy program.



Florida Gulf Coast PVA provides funding for a wide range of wheelchair sports.Some of the sports Florida Gulf Coast PVA helps fund are bowling, basketball, tennis, skiing, quad rugby, track & field, trap shooting, scuba diving and sailing.


Fishing Has NO Boundaries.



Footloose Sailing Association
Footloose Sailing Association brings disabled people independence and competence in recreational and competitive sailing.


Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA)
Founded in 1981, The Handicapped Scuba Association, a non-profit organization, has dedicated itself to improving the physical and social well being of people with disabilities through the exhilarating sport of scuba diving and in doing so has become a worldwide authority in the field.


Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding
Riding, Camps, and Information to Enrich Lives.


 HongKong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled



International Paralympic Committee
General info including news, sports, sports science and medical.



            International Foundation for Disabled Sailing


Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)

The IRSC Web site is dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disABILITIES on a global basis. Includes a wealth of information on specific disabilities, laws, adapted equipment and technologies, recreation and sports, and schooling.



Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST)
Adventure Sailing Holidays for Able-Bodied and Disabled People.


 Les Aigles de Meyrin
Geneva (Switzerland) wheelchair basketball team.

  Les Bulldogs de Québec
Quebec city Bulldogs Wheelchair basketball team.


 Manderson Trust For The Disabled
Free Fishing for the Disabled.

 Motor Opportunities Via Education (MOVE)

MOVE International is dedicated to helping children and adults with severe disabilities sit, stand and walk. MOVE International was born out of a need to improve the quality of life for people with severe disabilities. This is achieved through instruction and adaptive equipment that enhances independent mobility.



North East Sea Angling
Sea Angling For the Disabled Anglers.


National Center on Accessibility
The NCA  is a program of Indiana University's Department of Recreation and Park Administration in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service.


National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)

The NCPAD Web site features NCPAD’s Research Citation Database, which contains references for journal articles, newsletters, book excerpts, and hyperlinks to Web sites as well as NCPAD’s Fact Sheets and Bibliographies on topics relating to specific activities and disabilities. NCPAD’s Web site also provides a national resource directory of facilities, programs, and events concerned with physical activity and disability.


National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID)

This site is maintained by the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities.  It contains information on the Consortium's mission, annual meeting, membership information, and an on-line copy of its newsletter, "The Advocate". It also contains links to many related sites.


National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA)
The NDSA, (formerlyUSCPAA)  provides both individualized sports training and competitive opportunities for athletes with cerebral palsy, or other related challenges, such as traumatic brain injuries or strokes.
Competition, Coordination and Technical support is offered for athletes and coaches year round in: boccia, bowling, cross country, cycling, equestrian, powerlifting, soccer, swimming, track and field, and indoor wheelchair soccer.


National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22). NICHCY provides information and makes referrals in areas related to: Specific disabilities Early intervention Special education and related services Individualized education programs Family issues Disability organizations Professional associations Education rights Transition to adult life and much, much more!


National Wheelchair Basketball Association(NWBA)
Find the history, rules for play, a list of the divisions, and a directory of conferences and teams.


New England Handicapped Sports Association
Mission: To help people with disabilities enrich their lives through adaptive sports.


New Halls Wheels
Designs and manufacturers wheelchairs for sport enthusiasts such as the VELOCITY 3-wheeled tennis chair, the DEFIANT Adult & Junior Handcycle, the X-C GLIDER Nordic Cross Country Ski and more.

New South Wales Wheelchair Sports Association
The NSWWSA is a non-profit organization in New South Wales, Australia dedicated to giving Wheelchair athletes a range of services and competition worldwide for its members.

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association

NARHA is a membership organization, which fosters safe, professional, ethical and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, standards and research for people with and without disabilities.



This site is provided by the New Jersey Adapted Physical Education Council to promote the advocacy of adapted Physical Education in the state of New Jersey.


No Limits

Mark Wellman - Adaptive Climbing, Motivational Speaker, Adaptive        Climbing Equipment. Extreme Athlete and Motivational Speaker.


North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA)


NSAD National Softball Association of the Deaf.


The National Sports Center for the Disabled is an innovative non-profit organization that provides recreation for children and adults with disabilities. Summer recreation opportunities include biking, hiking, in-line skating, sailing, therapeutic horseback riding, white water rafting, baseball, fishing, rock climbing for the blind, and camping.

The National Wheelchair Pool players Association, Inc. is the national governing body for wheelchair billiards.



Orlando Magic Wheels Basketball




 Forum of Sport, Physical Education & Recreation For Those With Disabilities, a quarterly publication, published in cooperation with both the U.S. Olympic Committee's Committee on Sports for the Disabled and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance's Adapted Physical Activity Council, is a valuable resource for consumers, their families, and professionals in the field. PALAESTRA, Greek for a gymnasium or sports school, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information concerning adapted physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Whether your interest lies in sports or recreation; training or teaching; outdoor adventure or dance; national or international championships, there is always something entertaining and informative available within PALAESTRA.


PE Central (http://pe.central.vt.edu/)

This web page comes from Virginia Tech and has information on lesson plans, resources, assessment, equipment, jobs, and conferences. It is one of the best PE web sites around and is worth checking out. Check out their new APE section.


PE OFFICE http://whidbey.net/~eriise/jriise/peoffice.html

A very comprehensive home page that includes information on equipment, lesson plans, chat lines, journal links, coaching tips and even sport psychology!


Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center (PPTRC)
PPTRC serves more than 150 children and adults with handicaps each year. Its programs include: Sports and Recreational Therapeutic riding; experiential therapy for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents; hippotherapy (use of the horse in a recognized modality of therapy by licensed therapists); teenage at-risk programs, both as riders and as volunteers; and showing opportunities.


 Poseidon Handicap Scuba Adventures
Founded in 1992, Poseidon Handicap Scuba Adventures, a non-profit organization, dedicates itself to improving the physical and social well being of people with disabilities by teaching underwater educational programs to disabled individuals utilizing the Handicap Scuba Association guidelines.



If you are looking for information regarding Adapted Physical Education, then visit Project INSPIRE, Texas Woman's University Web page. It provides concise fact sheets regarding typical behaviors associated with a number of disabilities, program modification suggestions, and Internet links to facilitate acquisition of additional information.




Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

RideAble, for Equestrians with Disabilities
Riding for Impaired and Disabled Equestrians.

Riding For The Disabled Association (RDA)
Providing disabled people with the opportunity to ride and/or to carriage-drive to benefit their health and well-being.

Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization and a North American Riding Center for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) approved center.


Rural Pursuit Vehicle(RPV)
The RPV is a brand new all terrain vehicle designed specifically to allow wheelchair users to access the countryside and participate in rural sports.



Special Methods In Learning Equine Skills
N2666 County Road K; Darien, WI 53114 U.S.A.
Phone: 262-724-3470 or 724-5661


Special Olympics

This site is maintained by Special Olympics International, with information on sports offered by Special Olympics, links to individual state programs, volunteering, and other pertinent information.


Sport Nutrition
Your source for Vitamins and Supplements.


Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped (SABAH)

This site provides a little information about their ice skating program for people with visual impairments. You can read about their accomplishments and learn about their mission statement. Also, you can see more detailed information about their program by clicking on the "Request Info" link on their site.


Swim Diapers for All Ages
      Swim Diapers for Adults, Children and Youths.



The British Disabled Anglers Association


 The Chicago Wheelchair Bulls
is the wheelchair basketball team of the NBA Chicago Bulls. The team is one of 140 teams in the United States and plays in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.




Therapeutic Recreation

This is a therapeutic recreation directory site, with links to many different topics ranging from activity and treatment ideas to workshops and conferences.



This is an interactive site that allows you to send and receive messages to therapists and adapted physical education specialists around the world. Messages are posted and archived so you don't miss any of the conversation.


The Handbike
Bike for Wheelchair Users.



Uppertone For Quads
UPPERTONE allows C4-C5 and below , quadriplegia (tetraplegia) due to spinal injury to do sixteen upper body exercises without any assistance or cuffs.


U.S.A. Deaf Basketball.


The U.S. Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to allowing many participants the opportunity to play electric wheelchair hockey by providing a quality hockey program for persons who require the use of an electric wheelchair in daily life.

7216 39th Ave. No.

Minneapolis, MN 55427

Phone: 612-535-4736

USGA Resource Center for Individuals with Disabilities
The Resource Center provides information for individuals with disabilities who are seeking opportunities to learn and play golf.

United States Quad Rugby Association


UW-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Wheelchair Basketball team.



Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (VTRC)
Using equine therapy for children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.



Welcome to the World of the Love Bike
The ultimate tandem bicycle. You could call it a tandem bike, though it is well over a foot shorter, steers from the rear or the front and is far easier to ride than any tandem.


Wheelchair Hockey League (WCHL)
The purpose of this league is to provide an appropriate means for persons in wheelchairs to have the opportunity to play hockey, and have the chance to engage in the competition and excitement of the sport.
Players range in age from 10 to 25, and have disabilities that include Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke.


Wheelchair Racing Resource Page
List of Internet resources relating to wheelchair racing.


Wheelchair Sports Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (WSANL)


Wheelchair Tennis
from the International Tennis Federation (ITF).


Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding
Committed to improving the quality of life for physically, emotionally and mentally challenged persons through equine related therapy.



Yoga for the Special Child

This site contains information on teaching yoga to infants and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities and other syndromes and disorders.





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