Parent Advisory Committee
(Concord SPED PAC)
Would you like your child to experience downhill skiing?
Try one of the Adaptive ski school, they are non-profit
most are a chapter of Disabled Sports/USA, and a member of PSIA-E ski
Their goal is to enhance the lives of individuals with
through snow sports. They have a large variety of adaptive
Student lessons are taught at a 1:1, or 1:2 ratio. They have a
range of talented instructors who volunteer their time.
For children and adults who have never skied, to the most
Any child with an IEP qualifies for these programs.
Here is a list of disabilities of the students that participate
Developmentally Disabled (DD), Blind, Visually Impaired, mild
Cerebral Palsy (CP),
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Muscular Dystrophy and other muscular
Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Acquired Brain Injury/Traumatic
Brain Injury (TBI), Spina Bifida,
Mentally Retarded, Epilepsy, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Stroke,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Dyslexia,
Cystic Fibrosis, Seizure Disorder,
Friederich's Ataxia, and Neurologically Impaired.
The Adaptive ski schools, are a great place to visit this
They are always interested in talking to volunteers. There are
jobs that need doing (office, equipment, technical, etc.).
If you are knowledgeable about disabilities, posses
or better skiing skills, interested in coaching adaptive snow sports,
like to help out in the office or with the equipment, please contact
Ski areas with Adaptive ski programs
comes recommended by at least three SPED PAC members:
These other areas have adaptive ski programs:
Mt. Sunapee, NH (state-run)
Attitash/Bear Peak, NH
Bretton Woods, NH (new program, started in 2001)
Mount Snow, VT
Sunday River, ME (weekends only)
Wachusett Mountain, MA
Jiminy Peak, MA
For a little more detail and X-Country information:
Provide Adaptive Program for Disabled Persons
For children with
life-threatening illnesses and their families of all ages.
One week long overnight camp for
children and their families. Is a year round camp, it is located
at Casco, Maine.
is free, and accommodate
40 families each week at no expense to them.
It is an opportunity to
participate in a full service overnight camp. Near by Shawnee
Peak offers a convenient
opportunity for families to enjoy a day of skiing. The camp also
offers ice skating, snowshoeing, and sledding.
35 Acadia Road
Casco, Maine 04015