Vermont Adaptive is one of the most impressive organizations I know. Although the following excerpt comes from their website, I could not have said it better myself.
It is …a place where youth and adults with disabilities gain a measure of self-confidence and independence by participating in adaptive sports programs and activities…It is recognized nationally for (its) client centered programs… (They) offer a large variety of programs and unique specialized equipment. Their winter activities include alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing
and other winter sports. They serve clients of all abilities with physical, cognitive and emotional/behavioral disabilities in three Vermont locations during the winter.
I can only speak about the winter program offered at Killington/Pico, because my “better half” has been one of their volunteers for several years.
I have been able to see, first-hand, how intense their volunteer training is, and how they interact with their clients, both on the snow and off. It is inspiring to see!
This is a wonderful way to “…empower individuals with disabilities and promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.” I stole this from their mission statement!
If you know someone ( from kids to adults) whom you think might enjoy something like this, visit their website, www.vermontadaptive.org, or give them a call (802) 786-4991 and discuss your specific needs. They will be happy to speak with you.
PS. If you decide to give it a try at Killington/Pico, look at www.destinationaccessible.org, for many accessible options for dining near Killington. Although we do not have hotels on our site, we are happy to report that The Killington Grand, is an easily accessible option for a place to stay.