The Adaptive Sports Foundation’s (ASF) mission is empowering lives through adaptive sports. The ASF is a non profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.
According to the Center for Disease Control, one in two, half of all individuals with disabilities get no physical activity. Access to athletic opportunities is a given for able bodied individuals, but individuals with disabilities are often left out of this common experience. Through participation in the ASF programs, many individuals experience, in some cases for the first time in their lives, that they have a new identity which is associated with a sport and not with their disability.
“Coming to the ASF is about learning a sport for my son, but there is also a bigger picture to it all. Hunter, who has autism, has learned to take responsibility for himself, speak up for his needs, and set specific goals. These are things he couldn’t do before he started with the ASF” - Stephanie, mom to a 14 year old son with autism
The Adaptive Sports Foundation provides a variety of opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to discover a lifelong passion for outdoor physical activity. Since 1984, the ASF has provided 78,000+ adaptive sport lessons which allowed 13,253 individuals to lead healthier and more active lives.