adapted sports clinics

Cycling – Sitting Volleyball – Kayaking Clinics

When: 11:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017
Where: Taos Charter School and Taos Youth & Family Center
Register: On site day of event. It’s free!

For Children, Adults and Veterans with disabilities.
Adaptive sports offer opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness. The NM Governor’s Commission on Disability is hosting two beginner “Try Me” sports clinics in Taos for children, adults and veterans with a disability.

Taos Charter School (1303 Paseo del Canon East)
Cycling has always been a great way to enjoy the outdoors, improve cardiovascular fitness, and socialize with friends and family. Adapted technological advances have opened the door for the disabled community to enjoy cycling. Join us and try out the 5 different types of hand and foot pedal bikes available to assess what works best for you!

Come and learn the fast paced and exciting game of Sitting Volleyball. This clinic will be an introduction to volleyball, along with several other recreational games. No previous experience is necessary!

Taos Youth & Family Center (407 Paseo del Canon East)
Kayaking is a versatile outdoor recreational activity that encourages physical fitness, nature exploration, and adventure. This beginner clinic will introduce both hand paddle and foot paddle adapted kayaks in a safe swimming pool environment.

ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE JOIN US if you are a parent, teacher, therapist, park & recreation staff who wants to learn more about an adaptive sport or recreation program.

Are you ready to experience the power of adaptive sports?

For more information, contact Dr. Cathy Tingstrom: (505) 277-8176 or email ctingstr@unm.edu

Sponsored by New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability, Town of Taos, Taos County, University of New Mexico and NM Technology Assistance Program.

Assistive Technology Workshop

For professionals who work with persons with disabilities
When: April 19 – 22, 2017
Where: Taos Youth & Family Center
RSVP: Samuel Castillo, AT Coordinator (505) 841-4454, samuel.castillo2@state.nm.us

The NM Governor’s Commission on Disability is hosting a hands-on workshop focusing on assistive technology for professionals working with individuals who have disabilities.

Wednesday, April 19, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Professionals will be able to meet the Governor’s Commissioners and learn about:

  • The Residential Accessibility Modification Program
  • The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
  • Adaptive sports
  • There will also be a session on brain injury prevention with bicycle helmet distribution for children ages 3 – 13.

Thursday, April 20, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Assistive Technology

Friday, April 21, 9:00am – 12:30pm

  • Hearing and Vision Assistive Technology
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication
  • Activities of Daily Living Assistive Technology

Friday, April 21, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

  • Adaptive Sports Assistive Technology

Saturday, April 22, 11:00am – 2:00pm

  • Adaptive Sports Clinic – Hands-on – Kayaking

Sponsored by New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability, Town of Taos, Taos County, and NM Technology Assistance Program.

Community Forum

When: 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Where: Taos Youth & Family Center

Meet Commissioners and learn about:

  • Residential Accessibility Modification Program
  • New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
  • Adaptive Sports for People with Disabilities
  • Brain Injury Prevention: Children’s bicycle helmet distribution. For children ages 3 – 13.

Food and drinks will be served.

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