Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. It is out belief that that sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual. In this presentation we will look at various adaptive sports and recreational opportunities, including different types of equipment, for people with disabilities. We will also look at all the benefits adaptive sports have on people with disabilities and ways to access sports and recreation.
Prior to joining Vermont Adaptive in 2015, Kelly Walsh was a special educator for three years in Texas, while working summers for Acces Sport America. She holds a degree in sports management from Rutgers University and has volunteered with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, raising three guide dogs for this program. In her free time Walsh enjoys going for a run, paddling on a lake, training her guide dogs, and skiing. Walsh is responsible for winter programming at Bolton Valley Resort and summer programming at the Burlington Waterfront and Chittenden areas.