Recreation

Enabling Gardens
This web page "shows you ways to gain better access to the soil, as well as handy tools to make the most of your powers. There's many ways to put gardening back into your life if a visual or mobile disability has sidetracked you. By the time you're done reading the variety of choices, we hope you'll be inspired enough to start gardening, even if you've never tried it before. It's good for the soul, as well as good exercise."
Website: http://www.infinitec.org/play/gardening/enablinggardening.htm

Family Village: Gardening Resources for People with Disabilities
Website
: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/Leisure/gardening.html

Accessible Gardening for Therapeutic Horticulture
Website: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG6757.html

Camp Parents
This is a comprehensive camp resource for families—offering expert advice from camp professionals on camp selection, readiness, child and youth development, and issues of importance to families.
Website: http://www.campparents.org/

NSCD Summer Programs
 Participate as a family or an individual in activities such as rafting, canoeing, climbing, biking, horse-back riding, sailing, team sports, or fishing? Here is the summer program for the NSCD. There are family camps, day activities and a camp for disabled veterans.
Website: http://www.nscd.org/programs/summerbrochure.htm

Sprout Film Festival
Films related to the field of developmental disabilities
Website: http://www.gosprout.org/film/gral.htm

Discover Leisure Education for Parents of Children with Disabilities
“This online resource was designed to assist you in understanding and further appreciating the value and importance of leisure in the life of your child. It is a resource to aid you as you consider, plan for, and assist your child in developing leisure-related skills that will allow him or her to be successful at home, school, and community settings. This guide is a resource that you can turn to again and again to aid you in finding resources and answering questions. It is our hope that this guide will allow you and your child to embark on a fun and exciting adventure as you Discover Leisure Education.”
Website: http://www.ncpad.org/get/discoverleisure/index.html

Sensory Friendly Films for Children with Disabilities
AMC Theaters Sensory Friendly Film Program is great.  It provides a wonderful opportunity for families who have a member who is not able to go to movies because of noise, crowds, or any other reason.  Selected AMC Theaters offer a current movie every month where it is okay to bring in special snacks, sing, shout or move around during the movie, with some lights on, and the volume on the movie turned down.  And tickets are usually between $4-6.00 per person.
Website: http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/events/sensory-friendly-films/

Activity and Treatment Ideas for Recreational Therapy
Loads of ideas about play as therapy.
Website: http://www.recreationtherapy.com/tractv.htm

Infinite Potential through Assistive Technology
Explore topics such as outdoor recreation, accessing equipment, enabling gardening, adaptive water sports, shopping, and more at this website about assistive technology.
Website: http://www.infinitec.org/play/

USA TechGuide from United Spinal Association
This site has useful information on adaptive sports and recreation equipment for wheelchair users.
Website: http://www.usatechguide.org/techguide.php?vmode=1&catid=223

AbleGamers
Accessible video games.
Website: http://www.ablegamers.com/

National Resource Directory
This site provides a large number of resources for people with disabilities.  Many of them are for wounded veterans, and there are resources for anyone who has a disability and wants to be involved in recreation and sports.
Website: http://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/other_services_and_resources/recreation_and_sports