Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Ohio

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012

Welcome to Ohio! Seven U.S.Presidents were born in the Buckeye State, as well as the all-American hot dog! It was also the birthplace of the first American baseball team. Ohio is a flourishing state with several attractions and outdoor activities for people with disabilities. Check out what Ohio has to offer!

Ohio Wheelchair Sports Association

Welcome to OWSA, a wheelchair sports association consisting of several wheelchair sports teams based in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Wheelchair Sports Association  is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization relying on the fund raising initiatives of it’s members as well as donations of Columbus businesses.

The mission is to encourage and promote the nurturing and development of individual and team adaptive competitive and recreational sports in the State of Ohio.
Website: http://www.ohwcsports.org/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OHWCSports
Phone: 614.915.2865
Email: mschreiber@ohwcsports.org 

 

Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio

ASPO’s has two Quad Rugby teams. For current practice dates and times please visit their website. The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO) is a 501(c)3 organization established to promote the health and wellness of individuals with physical disabilities by providing competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout the State of Ohio. Currently, ASPO offers eight sports in Northeast Ohio, and has partnered with the U.S. Olympic Committee to offer Paralympic Sport Northeast Ohio.Our headquarters are in Wooster, Ohio, however, we have active programming in Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, Wooster, and more!
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7CXCWVk7ZXU
Website: http://adaptivesportsohio.org/sports/quad-rugby
Phone: 330-262-1200
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adaptive-Sports-Program-of-Ohio/226960990268

 

Access Travel Center – State Wide Delivery in Ohio

AccessTravelCenter.com has the World’s Best Single Source of Valuable Travel and Health Information for people with special needs. There are multiple locations throughout Ohio. It is simple to make a reservation—online or over the phone!

Website: http://www.accesstravelcenter.com/abvanoh.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ability-Van-Rentals/147977695245710
Phone: 1-800-584-7368

 

Ohio Handcycle Network

The Ohio Handcycle Network rides with all levels of experience.  We always welcome new riders and new places to ride.  There are no membership fees, no one who is considered in charge.  It is just a group of friends who share the same passion for riding, and who enjoy allowing others to try this healthy experience.  We also work with several places that rent Handcycles so that anyone can enjoy a ride.

Website: http://www.ohiowheelchair.com/OhioHandcycleGroup.htm
Email: OhioWheelchair@gmail.com 

Buckeye Wellness Center – Spinal Cord Fitness

The BWC combines technology and exercise to maximize recovery and provide
enhanced quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries. It was founded by a C5/C6 quadriplegic.
Website: http://www.buckeyewellnesscenter.com/Home_Page.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Buckeye-Wellness-Center/167148336671727
Phone: (216) 816 6860

National Parks Golden Access Passport 

National and state parks are abound in Ohio and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

About the Author: Farah Bohannon of Winder, Georgia currently serves as UroMed’s Marketing and Sales Support Assistant. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Samford University inBirmingham, Alabama in May 2010. She loves to utilize her writing and marketing skills with inspiring stories. Farah is also passionate about traveling and exploring new cities and places. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, exercising, cooking, baking, scuba diving, and playing tennis.

About UroMed Catheters
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