founded by Dick Traum (the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon) brings athletes together in cities and towns throughout the world. Today, this non-profit organization has chapters and members in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. Achilles provides athletes with disabilities with a community of support. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community.
The National Sports Center for the Disabled
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is one of the largest outdoor therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports agencies in the world, based out of Winter Park Resort and Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Colorado. The NSCD teaches a variety of year-round sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis.
Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC)
is an expanded group of organizations and individuals representing a cross-section of the disability rights, sports, health/fitness and civil rights communities. The IFC is charged with promoting equitable access to, and safe use of, fitness and recreational equipment, facilities, and programs, to help reduce debilitating secondary conditions associated with disability and a sedentary lifestyle.
Ski for Light
The mission of Ski for Light is to enhance the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing. Ski for Light, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1975 that teaches the basics of classic cross-country skiing to adults who are visually- or mobility-impaired, while giving participants who have already learned the basics of the sport the chance to improve their skills or to just have fun on the snow.
International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
is in charge of a wide range of sports for athletes who are blind or partially sighted. IBSA believes that sports can be one of the best ways to promote mainstreaming and integration in society for people with a visual impairment. Sports can help people overcome their disability by boosting their self-esteem and their ability to overcome adversity.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship and is a global organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities.
Disabled Sports USA
Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA (DSA) has improved the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities. DSA has provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.
The National Beep Ball Association
facilitates and provides the adaptive version of America’s favorite pastime for the blind, low-vision and legally blind since 1976. This is your primary source and home to find information about the game of beep baseball, so take a peek.
American Disabled Golfers Association
The American Disabled Golfers Association (ADGA) is a nonprofit with a mission to help create access to golf courses for golfers who are disabled. They provide a variety of golf related benefits which help improve the quality of life and well-being for the disability community. ADGA continues, with the help from WGTF and PGA professionals, to partner with many golf courses, owners, and golf course managers throughout the nation.