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    a Coast Guard mission attempting to find a runway in the fog Instead their plane crashed into a mountain and Devlin Young emerged with an incomplete T12 spinal cord injury Several years earlier another 21 year old Candace Cable injured her spinal cord at the T11 12 L1 level in an automobile accident Now in the winter of 2002 both Devlin Young and Cable are among 500 disabled athletes from 36 countries competing for medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City Utah Click Here report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Difference Makers 488 views USA Hosted by Disabled Sports USA this year s event featured more than 700 participants for the largest multidisability skiing event of the year in Breckenridge The Hartford Ski Spectacular brings together world class athletes instructors and volunteers from around the world to teach people in learn to ski and learn to race adaptive clinics It also provides instructor training on the latest adaptive technology to improve clinics throughout the country and creates a unique family community that gives participants a week together to learn and laugh on and off the slopes Click Here report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE It s All Downhill 498 views USA During the years I ve spent designing and building mono skis I ve learned to draw on the experience of others Motocross suspension experts can work wonders with mono skis wheelchair seating and road racing specialists can provide insight regarding seating and body positioning technology and ski designers and tuners can apply their knowledge to the selection and tuning of appropriate skis Click Here report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Skiing Is Believing 492 views USA My son Tomas has a dream he would like to walk normally one day He also understands it might be possible for him to ski I hope he will learn and that he is capable of doing more than he thinks or realizes now says Bjorn Erlingsoon father of 9 year old Tomas who has spastic diplegia They live on Iceland s north central coast Click Here report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Snow Birds 565 views USA The Hartford Ski Spectacular remains the nation s premier multidisability ski event and brings together more than 700 individuals to what increasingly resembles an annual homecoming of who s who in adaptive skiing a growing core of coaches instructors equipment manufacturers and volunteers Click Here report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK AMG ACCESSING THE GREAT OUTDOORS 1070 views AUST Able Management Group AMG is a non profit member based charity for disabled persons wanting to access the Alpine High Country of Australia From snow sports to buggy riding and 4 Wheel driving We even go paragliding and microlighting of the Alpine High Country No matter what your disability its about your ability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link DISABILITY SNOW SPORT UK 562 views UK DSUK is a people centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose that

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    wakeboards skydives rides motorbikes and generally gets his kicks by terrifying himself His mates number among the most fearless big wave surfers in the country yet they all name Cameron Stocky Irwin as the bravest person they know The reason He can t move his legs Cam is now focusing on his biggest surfing challenge yet tackling Tasmania s infamous Shipsterns Bluff arguably Australia s most dangerous surf break You can put the man into a wheelchair but you can t put the wheelchair into the man Click Here QUADRAPLEGIC report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK PURE VIBES Surf Instruction for Kids with Disabilities 589 views USA Rick Sutera is the founder of a company Pure Vibes a San Diego based company that provides special needs children with therapeutic surf instruction Rick works one on one in the water with children who have disabilities such as autism cerebral palsy Down syndrome attention deficit disorder or hearing impairments He claims that surfing helps children to increase their strength motor control sensory integration language and social skills attention and concentration balance and coordination and processing skills Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ACCESS SURF HAWAII 674 views USA AccesSurf Hawaii was created to share adaptive surfing with everyone who has the desire to enter the ocean and ride waves Acesssurf Hawaii aims to make Hawaiian beaches accessible for everyone and to provide for the advancement of Adaptive Surfing in Hawaii Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link AMPUTEE SURFERS ALLIANCE 680 views USA Welcome to the Association of Amputee Surfers AmpSurf AmpSurf has been created founded by Rodney Roller Greg Birkholz Pat Flexi and John D Hollingsead of North County Prosthetics Orthotics Click Here AMPUTEE report broken link DISABLED SURFERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA 772 views AUST Welcome to The Disabled Surfers Association of Australia The DSA is uniquely Australian and while initially set up for injured surfers within a short time the DSA had dramatically widened its target group to cater for all disabilities that is anyone willing to have a go Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link EXTREME CHAIRING 831 views USA Welcome to Extreme Chairing com the largest adaptive action and adventure sports website in the world Extreme Chairing uses funds to help people with high level injuries and limited mobility get involved in adventure sports This site and organization is created for all people who enjoy watching or participating in action adventure sports This organization is here to teach both able bodied and disabled people that life does not have to stop due to a severe injury or living life with a disability Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link INTERNATIONAL SURFERS ASSOCIATION 480 views INT L The International Surfing Association works For a Better Surfing Future No matter what your physical abilities the only limitations to enjoying the ocean are in your mind The ISA encourages disabled persons to pursue the pleasures of surfing and is actively developing programs so that these surfers are recognized for their dedication

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    agreed he d keep it open for the future Click Here report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK AUSTRALIAN DISABLED WATERSKIING DIVISION 713 views AUST The Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation Disabled Division is the peak body for Water Skiing for people with physical and vision impairments Skiers have disabilities including spinal cord injuries amputations vision impairments and hemiplegia At the top level they compete in slalom tricks and jump events Australia came 2nd at the recent World Championships Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link BRITISH DISABLED WATER SKI ASSOCIATION 663 views UK Forget the restrictions of the land leave your disability behind and feel the freedom of the water With the expert guidance and assistance from fully qualified instructors you can take to the water and learn to water ski whatever your disability Amputees blind deaf sufferers of partial paralysis paraplegic other wheelchair users people with Multiple Sclerosis learning disabilities and more have all graduated through the British Disabled Water Ski Association Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link DREAMFIT INNOVATION DESIGN 1250 views AUST Do you want to be able to ride a motorcycle but a disability prevents you from doing it comfortably and safely Perhaps you just want to get out of your wheelchair for a bit and have some awesome exhilarating fun Dreamfit has assisted people with a disability to turn dreams into reality with innovative ideas for a wide range of activities including motorcycling abseiling boating painting hovercraft fishing land sailing you name it Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link EXTREME CHAIRING 831 views USA Welcome to Extreme Chairing com the largest adaptive action and adventure sports website in the world Extreme Chairing uses funds to help people with high level injuries and limited mobility get involved in adventure sports This site and organization is

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    adaptive windsurfing outrigger canoeing kayaking for children and adults is in full swing in sites throughout New England and Florida Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link F E A T U R E D S I T E S ACCESSIBLE NEW ZEALAND LET S ROLL WHEELCHAIR TENNIS COACHING WITH THE PROS PARALYMPIC LEGEND TO TEE UP AT DISABLED BRITISH OPEN GUY IN A WHEELCHAIR PUTS UP 3 PERSON OZ

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    and everything about a top is custom made to meet your needs Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link THE ABLE WORKSHOP 944 views INT L A Site for Woodworkers who have a Disability a resource of photos tips hints and tricks of those with a handicap who found solutions to work shop barriers The Ableworkshop Forum is the place to get answers suggestions tips tricks share your knowledge and chat with other users Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK THE MEN S SHED BOWRAL NSW 805 views AUST The Bowral Community Men s Shed has been set up to meet these needs and to provide a substitute space for shedless blokes Besides encouraging new social activities and friendships the Men s Shed also provides access to other networks for men including local activities and men s health information Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link THE MEN S SHED AUSTRALIA 664 views AUST One of Australia s most successful community initiatives the Men s Shed program offers men a place to gather socialise and share with others a variety of handyman type skills hobbies knowledge and interests Click Here report broken link F E A T U

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    the 100m dash the long jump Click Here AMPUTEE report broken link RYAN LEVINSON TRIATHLETE 928 views USA When I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy I was advised to quit athletics and learn something useful like key punch Other doctors said Don t overdo it Not gonna happen I strive to live life to the fullest to find my own limits to redefine what is possible for an athlete living with MD and to ensure that people with similar disabilities are not told to quit athletics Click Here MUSCULAR DISTROPHY report broken link NEWS MEDIA BACK SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Theres Always A Way 565 views USA Following his injury Kevin Saunders got involved with wheelchair athletics and his life began to change With rigorous workouts he drove himself to be one of the world s best pentathletes in the Paralympics That sweat paid off in November 1988 when Saunders earned a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Seoul South Korea Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Racing 564 views USA On January 26 the grueling 10k through the streets of Sydney marked the beginning of this year s series as well as the city s Australia Day celebrations More than 40 of competing athletes were from countries other than Australia Residents kept their eyes on countrywoman Louise Sauvage who had won the race in her category eight times In the Men s division Greg Smith Australia s premier road and track athlete would strive for his first Oz Day 10k victory going up against 2001 winner Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Tough Enough 662 views USA They are some of the toughest miles in the sport The Sadler s Midnight Sun Ultra Challenge in Alaska is the Mount Everest of wheelchair racing an endurance contest that bruises the body and wastes the spirit Click Here report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Tour De Alaska 606 views USA The six day event featured tremendous racing in three divisions men s and women s handcycling nine men three women and wheelchairs three men In recent years the Midnight Sun has seen a shift toward handcycling but the wheelchair division is here to stay according to Challenge Alaska Executive Director Beth Edmands We will always host a wheelchair division if there are people who want to race Click Here SPINAL INJURY report broken link SPORTS N SPOKES MAGAZINE Road Work Ahead 752 views USA The six day 267 mile wheelchair and handcycle race showcased top athletes all of whom were trying to finish one of the toughest sporting events in the U S Click Here PARAPLEGIA report broken link SPORTS JONES ONLINE Hell on Wheels 777 views USA This year for the first time the New York City Marathon will include an official competitive wheelchair division With this change New York becomes the last city in the country to include wheelchair racing in its

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    off a conventional backboard at the first station the game gets going slowly at first Click Here GENERAL DISABILITY report broken link PRODUCTS BACK BANKSHOT BASKETBALL 804 views USA Bankshot is the only sports system that allows able bodied and physically challenged athletes to play together at the same time Click Here report broken link F E A T U R E D S I T E S CREATING ABILITY

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    set the stage for three days of double elimination play with a record 15 teams vying for the national title Click Here report broken link ORGANISATIONS BACK THE MIRACLE LEAGUE OF MICHIGAN 1028 views USA The Miracle League is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league Click Here report broken link F

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