Below you can find everything you might need to go on your own adventures from organizations to grants

Adventure Organizations
Paradox Sports

Their Mission:

Paradox Sports seeks to recognize and foster an individual’s potential and strength, defying the assumption that people with a physical disability can’t lead a life of excellence. We provide inspiration, opportunities and specialized adaptive equipment so that anyone is able to be an active participant in human-powered sports.

Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Their Mission:

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation promotes year-round education and training for individuals with physical disabilities in order to develop skills and provide enjoyment through active recreation.

Adaptive outdoor education center

Their Mission:

To provide quality outdoor recreational and educational opportunities to all people with disabilities of all ages to improve their quality of life. Activities will span the four seasons and include Alpine Skiing, Nordic Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, Cycling, Sailing, Audubon Programming, Swimming, and Arts and Crafts.

Adaptive Sports Professionals Network

Their Mission:

The Adaptive Sports Professional Network is an international community of sports professionals passionate about getting individuals of all abilities active.

Our mission is to help unite our community through increased communication and collaboration.

Mpower Sports

Their Mission:

To engage, entertain and educate fans of adaptive sports and to reduce the amount of time it takes someone to discover their ability through the power of sport.

Disabled Sports USA Locations

Their Mission:

Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation, and educational programs.

Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”

Funding for equipment and other adventure needs
Challenged Athletes Foundation

This grant can be used for anything to make the activity possible including travel, equipment, and training costs.

Grant Application Submission Period: September – December

Awarded: April

American Alpine Club Live Your Dream Grant

This grant can be used for anything that is needed to make an adventure happen. Also, this grant is not disabled specific but open to anyone.

Grant Application Submission Period: February 1st – March 31st

Awarded: May

Kelly Brush Foundation

This is an equipment grant only.

Grant Application Submission Period: Fall deadline September 30

Spring deadline: March 31

Awarded: Fall- October

Spring- May

Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England

This grant may be used for an SBAGNE constituent of over the age of 14, with spina bifida who best demonstrates the character and determination of the scholarship’s namesake.

Grant Application Submission Period: May 19, 2017

This is a comprehensive list of funding resources for many groups of people.

Ultimate List of Grants and Resources for Families with Special Needs

This is an amazing resource of various categories of grants for families with special needs individuals.  This was put together by Jenni a blogger who writes about being a mom of 5 kids through birth and adoption and all that is involved including parenting, special needs and their journey as multicultural, transracial family.

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