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The following agencies offer social and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.



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AbleArts

  www.ablearts.org

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AbleArts is a nonprofit, community based performing arts organization. Composed of people with and without disabilities, our mission is to entertain and to inform the public of the abilities and talents possessed by individuals with disabilities.

American Dance Wheels

(302) 221-0307

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American Dance Wheels is an artistic organization that trains individuals with disabilities, their able-bodied partners, ballroom dance teachers, adaptive recreational therapists as well as occupational and physical therapists the art of Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin Dancing. Seminars for individuals, professional dance teachers and therapists are held so that this method of wheelchair dancing can be taught to people using wheelchairs in all communities.

C-Line Stables

3491 Harris Rd.
Townsend, DE ‎ 19734
(302) 376-9594

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding is for individuals with physical, cognitive or psychological challenges that limit their ability to participate in a more typical riding program. The purpose of this activity is to provide a safe, structured environment for individuals with challenges. This activity allows them to engage in meaningful, age appropriate activities and/or as a viable compliment to physical, occupational or speech therapies, depending on the specific needs of the specific individual. The multi-dimensional movement of the horse has been shown to positively affect physical, psychological and behavioural functioning in individuals with barriers such as Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Down Syndrome, Autism, visually and hearing impaired, emotional development and learning challenges. It has also been shown very effective in seniors as a viable recreational activity with aerobic advantages.

Delaware Adapted Sports Club

(302) 831-8032
  www.adaptedde.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

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The Delaware Adapted Sports Club (DASC) was developed by Dr. Iva Obrusnikova in the spring 2008 for individuals and youth with and without disabilities ages 6-18 years in the States of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.

Delaware Special Olympics

(302) 831-4653
  www.sode.org

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Special Olympics Delaware has been changing the lives of Delawareans for 40 years. Through sports training and competition in 20 sports, over 3,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities have proven that, given the chance, no disability is too great to overcome.

Disabled Sports USA

(301) 217-0960
  www.dsusa.org

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Nationwide Chapter Network in Every Region
A Wide Variety of Recreational Opportunities

Disabled Sports USA is a nation-wide network of community-based chapters offering a variety of recreation programs. Each chapter sets its own agenda and activities. These may include one or more of the following: snow skiing; water sports (such as water skiing, sailing, kayaking, and rafting); cycling; climbing; horseback riding; golf; and social activities.

Personal Ponies Delaware

(302) 824-5724
  www.personalponies-de.org

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Personal Ponies, Ltd. (PPL) mission is to simply make magic in children's lives, to bring smiles and joy in the most unusual way. We believe that the lives of children are immeasurably enriched by having a small equine companion to love and care for -- so this is what we do.

Our ponies are uniquely suited in temperament and size to those who we serve. We provide children with an opportunity to bond and care for a small United Kingdom pony absolutely free.

Southern Delaware Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding

(302) 644-1920
  www.sdtrhr.com/index.htm

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Our mission is to provide equine-assisted therapy promoting the physical, emotional and educational growth of children and adults with special needs in our community. We are a 501c3, non-profit, NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) affiliated center located in Eastern Sussex County. Presently, we are the only NARHA-affiliated center in Sussex and Kent Counties. Our NARHA-certified therapeutic riding instructors and trained volunteers have provided planned sessions in equine-assisted therapy to children and adults with special needs since 1988.

U CAN DO CENTRAL

(866) 822-6362
  www.ucandocentral.com

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U CAN DO is a bridge across that gap. For the first time, individuals who previously could only participate in one of America's great past times as spectators, can play -- and compete -- as equals. In playing together, people on both sides of the divide -- young and old, men and women -- learn that despite physical differences, we are more alike than different, that we all experience the sense of challenge, of triumph, and of play much the same way.

VSA Arts Delaware

(302) 857-6699
  www.vsadelaware.org

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VSA Delaware recognizes the need for children and adults with disabilities to be provided with opportunities to participate and achieve in the areas of performing and visual arts. As valuable learning tools, the arts should be fully accessible by all individuals. We are unique as we are the only organization in Delaware with a sole mission devoted specifically to enhancing the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing life-long learning opportunities in the arts.

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