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The range of recreational activities available to the disabled is limited only by the imagination. It is incredible how the availability of adaptive equipment and organizational resources continues to grow every year.

Susquehanna Valley Mobility Services is able to assist you in finding the right equipment to get you active again. All you need to do is call us and we will begin the process with you right away.

Also, if you have resources to add to our website, please let us know by contacting us via email or phone. We want to continue to promote and support recreational opportunities for all of our clients and friends.

Listed below are many local and national resources for sports, magazines, and travel for you to utilize to start, or continue, your journey into the world of disabled recreation.


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Access Anything - Go Anywhere, Do Anything!
The mission of Access Anything is to improve the quality of life for millions of people living with disabilities in the United States and around the world by encouraging them to enjoy life to its fullest through the sense of freedom provided by travel, adventure, and a "never give up" attitude.

The Achilles Track Club
Achilles is a worldwide organization, represented in sixty countries. Our mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics, to promote personal achievement, enhanced self-esteem, and the lowering of barriers between people. This is home to The Freedom Team, veterans distance running.

Annual Kinnard Sports Jamboree
The Jamboree is open to all kids who are blind, legally blind, or in wheelchairs.

Challenged Athletes
This foundation raises money to help people with disabilities pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Disabled Riders of America
This site was created to share our passion for riding motorcycles and to help other disabled people experience that passion, perhaps for the first time. We want to build an internet "clubhouse" so to speak, where members can share their ideas, thoughts, problems, and experiences in regard to motorcycle riding, with others in similar situations.

Challenger League Baseball
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League Baseball to enable boys and girls with physical and mental disabilities, ages 5-18 or the completion of high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.

Disabled Sports USA
A national non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

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EOS Therapeutic Riding Center Horseback Riding

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Freedom’s Wings
Freedom’s Wings International (FWI) is a non-profit organization run by and for people with physical disabilities. We provide the opportunity for those who are physically challenged to fly in specially adapted sailplanes, either as a passenger or as a member of the flight training program.

Hunting PA
Sportsmen’s guide to hunting in PA, including forums and resources for disabled sportsmen.

Injured Bikers
The Place for Support, Assistance, Resources, & FUN for Bikers victimized by serious road trauma, and for their friends.

National Amputee Golf Association
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (and the horseback riding one under this site) and little league baseball one

National Sports Center for the Disabled

National Wheelchair Basketball Association

National Wheelchair Softball Association

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National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games
A multi-event sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations, or certain neurological problems.

Nittany Mountain Trophy Hunting
You call the shots with hunting packages designed around the buck of your choice! The Ficks Family has the experienced guides that are prepared to take you on the hunt of your life for a trophy whitetail. You' ll find yourself among fellow hunters - experienced outdoorsmen and women who will go the extra mile to provide you with a challenging and successful hunting experience.

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association

Sit Down Sports

SunnyBrook Meadows Therapeutic Riding
Horseback Riding

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Three Rivers Adaptive Sports
TRAS, a non-profit organization, is comprised of individuals with physical challenges, healthcare professionals, and able-bodied individuals. These members all volunteer many hours toward one goal - to educate and provide quality year-round sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends.

USA Quad Rugby Association

US Paralympic Team
The official site of the US Paralympic Team

US Handcycling


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Magazines/Blogs

Rollingpix


Rollingpix was created to show people in and out of chairs what is possible in sports, and life, when you want it badly enough.


Camps for Kids

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Camp Spifida
Children ages 6 through 18 attend camp for a week full of fun and friendship.

Camp S.T.A.R.
Camp S.T.A.R. (Sports, Teamwork, And Recreation) provides opportunities for children, from the ages 10 – 18, to become involved in a variety of sports and recreational activities. Children must be independent or require minimal supervision with transfers, dressing, toileting, feeding, and taking medications. This camp currently does not have a website, however, you can contact Jen at 717.531.5864 for more information.

Camp Victory
This camp is for children who live with chronic health problems, physical or mental disabilities, or who are dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic illness.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Junior Wheelchair Basketball Camp. This Junior Basketball Camp is open to all players between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age. This camp offers 2 separate curriculums, a novice and an advanced. Please contact Jim Glatch, Head Coach at jglatch@edinboro.edu or at 814.732.1875 for more information.

Tourism/Travel

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Accessible Journeys
Our accessible lifestyle vacations are for slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends.

Accessible Playground Equipment
The manufacturers listed on this site offer handicap accessible playground equipment, accessories and components, and products.

Access-Able Travel Source
Providing Access Information and Resources to the Mature and Travelers with Disabilities Since 1995

Accessible Tourism in Argentina
The mission of Decthird is for all people, beyond their physical conditions, to have access without any barriers to tourist attractions throughout the country.

Accessible Van Rentals
Wheelchair Getaways© is the leading accessible van rental company in the United States. We rent wheelchair and scooter accessible vans in over 450 U.S. cities and in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

American Airlines
Wheelchair Services Information.

Delta Airlines
Wheelchair services information.

Disaboom
We' rebuilding the largest collection of accessibility reviews on everything from restaurants to travel hot spots.

Happy Valley Boating
Water sports in State College, PA / State Park activities.

Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability
This guide is designed to offer travelers with disabilities a brief but authoritative source of information about the Air Carrier Access rules: the accommodations, facilities, and services that are now required to be available. It also describes features required by other regulations designed to make air travel more accessible. The guide is structured in much the same sequence as a passenger would plan for a trip: the circumstances he or she must consider prior to traveling, what will be encountered at the airport, and what to expect in the transitions from airport to airplane, on the plane, and then airplane to airport.

PA State Parks
The Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks has a long-standing commitment to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. Because of the large resource base that state parks administer - over 277,000 acres - visitors with disabilities often use parks as locations to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.

How to Plan an Accessible Caribbean Vacation
MSNBC Report on Travel.

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National Center on Accessibility
The National Center on Accessibility promotes access and inclusion in parks, recreation, and tourism for people with disabilities. Based at Indiana University and established in 1992 through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service, NCA has emerged as a leading authority on access issues unique to park and recreation programs and facilities.

Northwest Airlines
Disabled Travel Information.

Travel Agencies for the Disabled
The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory on the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. Travel Agency links.

US Airways
Wheelchair Services Information.

Wildernet
Pymatuning State Park (North West PA)