Trip to Wonderful

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Can't think about summer vacationing yet? How about family skiing?

A few years back, when Sam was first diagnosed with autism and I was Googling for local resources, I came across information on the Maine Handicapped Skiing program, headquarted in the Western Maine mountains at Sunday River Ski Resort. I initially thought the program only covered actual physical disabilities, however, according to the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability website (on sidebar),

Participants in MHS have a range of disabilities including autism, hearing and vision impairments, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and other neuromuscular conditions. In addition to residents of Maine and New England, participants come from across the U.S. and Great Britain. Participants submit an application and a physician's statement before undergoing an evaluation by MHS staff to determine their particular interests and abilities.

For more information on the program, visit Maine Handicapped Skiing's website (currently undergoing some renovation).


  • LOL I am just catching up on your blog here...

    I just asked Bug if he'd like to learn how to ski. He said no, "he gets damaged too hard..." LOL

    By Blogger Moi ;), at 6:05 PM  

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