In the early 1980's, a group of individuals in Calgary, Alberta had a desire to play hockey. This group of people were electric wheelchair users and there weren't and still aren't that many decent athletic opportunities. The Calgary PowerHockey League endeavor to provide an adaptive hockey program for all persons who require the use of an electric wheelchair for daily mobility.
The federation develops and supports the sport of wheelchair basketball in all countries worldwide. The website hold information and links to national associations and regional wheelchair basketball teams around the world.
The institute provides horseback adventures in wild and scenic areas for people of all abilities. This program offers recreational horseback activities and related services to people with disabilities and their significant others.
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
This site informs on equine-assisted activities. NARHA is a national non-profit organization that promotes the benefit of the horse for individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, equine-assisted activities have been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development as well as emotional well-being.
The AXIS Dance Company is an innovative ensemble of performers with and without disabilities. Founded in 1987, the company is a non profit organisation. AXIS propagate a collaboration of dancers with and without disabilities. The mission is to teach dance and educate about collaboration and disability, to promote and support physically integrated dance locally, nationally and internationally.
Anjali Dance Company is a professional touring contemporary dance company that exists to realise and celebrate through dance the potential of people with learning disabilities. The company pursues its aims by creating and touring original dance works, developing professional training structures for its dancers and others and by running education and outreach programmes that employ and develop the skills of people with learning disabilities.
DanceAbility is a dance method founded in 1987 by Alito Alessi and Karen Nelson. DanceAbility uses improvisational dance to promote artistic expression and exploration between people with and without disabilities.
Amici Dance is a dance theatre company integrating able bodied and disabled artists and performers, based in London. AMICI gives workshop residencies, student placements, and performances throughout the year.
Carousel is a learning disability led arts organisation. Founded in 1982 Carousel works to promote the active involvement of people with a learning disability in the arts, teaching new artistic skills and developing existing talents.
Corali is a performance company that creates and tours original performance work in London. It makes work in collaboration with performers, dancers and artists that have learning disabilities and those that do not. Corali has a core company of artists and it also runs education and outreach work.
A national nonprofit, organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. They offer 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.
DSNI is Northern Ireland's main disability sports organisation and is representative of the vast majority of Northern Ireland's disability sports club's and organisations. Established in 1997, to tackle the under representation of people with disabilities in sport, the organisation works to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in and enjoy sport and physical activity at a level of their choice.
As an umbrella organisation, representing the sporting and physical activity interests of disabled people and organisations in England, they want to unite partners/ stakeholders with common goals and strategies. On the site you can inform about mainstream sporting oppurtunities.
They are among the world's fastest growing sports events. More than 3,000 deaf athletes and officials from 75 nations participated in the 20th Summer Games in Melbourne, Australia, in January, 2005. Approximately 300 athletes from 20 nations are expected to qualify for the 16th Winter Deaflympics to be hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States in 2007.
The International Paralympic Committee is the international representative organisation of elite sports for athletes with disabilities. IPC organises, supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Games and other multi-disability competitions on elite sports level, of which the most important are world and regional championships. It is an international non-profit organisation formed and run by 160 National Paralympic Committees and 5 disability specific international sports federations.
NSCD began in 1970 as a one-time ski lesson for children with amputations for the Children's Hospital of Denver. Today, the NSCD is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation agencies in the world. The mission of NSCD is to provide quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges.
Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with mental retardation year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. Special Olympics currently serves more than 1 million persons with mental retardation in more than 200 Programs in more than 150 countries.