Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Washington

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

From Frommer’s: “Puget Sound entertains with whale-watching cruises and feeds the state with its prolific seafood. The Cascades provide opportunities to hike and ski, while the Columbia River Valley enriches life with panoramic vistas and award-winning wines. Over it all stands Mount Rainier and half a dozen more national parks.”

 

Community Integration Program

“Community Integration Services provides aquatic experiences for people of all ages who have special developmental or physical needs. We help our clients access community pool facilities for recreation, rehabilitation, swimming and general fitness. Through adaptive equipment, personalized instructions, and the healing powers of the water, our clients experience greater independence and enjoyment of life.”
Website: http://www.cisaquatics.com/index.html
Phone:  (425) 830-7746

Email: harrietott@comcast.net

 

Outdoors for All

“The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities since 1978.”
Website: http://www.outdoorsforall.org
Phone: 206.838.6030
Email: info@outdoorsforall.org

 

iFly Seattle

“Come and experience indoor skydiving at iFLY Seattle. It is safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. No experience necessary and it is great fun for all ages, three and up!”
Website: www.iflyseattle.com 
Phone: (206) 244-iFLY
Email: nfo@iFLYseattle.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FLYseattle

 

Seattle Adaptive Sports

“Seattle Adaptive Sports is a not-for-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. SAS is dedicated to the promotion of the well being of physically challenged individuals, by giving them the opportunity to participate and compete in athletic and recreational activities, including basketball and track. SAS participants benefit from the physical activity and socialization opportunities offered by the organization, improving self-esteem and physical well being, as well as independence.

SAS serves over 100 athletes from the Western Washington area, as well as sponsoring events drawing teams from across the country. Our athletes are physically challenged with disabilities including amputation, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, low vision, joint damage, severe scoliosis, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, trauma brain injury, and other congenital or acquired conditions affecting their mobility.”
Website: http://www.seattleadaptivesports.org/
Phone: 206.726.3984

Email: info@seattleadaptivesports.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/seattleadaptivesports

 

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks are abound in Washington 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: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

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