People with disabilities register for a series of 3 lessons on Tuesday evenings in June, July, and August. There they receive individual instruction and other accommodations. All other events are inclusive – open to people with and without disabilities. Open paddling is on Thursday evenings, monthly Kids Kayaking, monthly Birding by Kayak in cooperation with Columbus Audubon. Special groups are scheduled by arrangement. We encourage church, community or other groups to attend on Thursday evenings providing a more inclusive atmosphere where their members see people with disabilities doing sports. About 50 events are held each season.
Many volunteers are Pt, Medical, high school or other students About 50 volunteers participate only in the WaterSports Weekend/Ski Clinic
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About TAASC• Founded as part of Recreation Unlimited in early 1990s• 2006 – secured 15-year lease at Scioto Jeffery Park• 100% privately funded through fees, donations, small grants and Winter Sports Challenge fund raiser• Serves people with significant disabilities that limit their participation in adventure sports• Serve people of all ages• Contributes to health and wellness
Sailing Veterans at Alum Creek ReservoirSailing is at Alum Creek Sailing Club every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.
He built our confidencein sailing, again. -- Accident Survivor Small boat sailing at Twin Lakes
Cycling It was hard to buy a bike this expensive, but today our 7 year old rode 5 milesTAASC provides around theor links peopleto cycling neighborhoodequipment with a huge smileevaluations.These are on her face!scheduled onan individualbasis. Bicyclesare availablefor loan.
•TAASC is a local chapter ofAMBUCS.•TAASC –AMBUCS Chapter hastrained about 50 therapists andothers to conduct assessments tofind the right model AmTryke for aperson.•In its first year, TAASC-AMBUCS hasassisted 22 children and theirfamilies to identify funding to ownan AmTryke.
Tuesday evening lessons in June, July,and AugustEvents open to people with andwithout disabilities:•Open paddling on Thursday evenings• Kids Kayaking one Saturday a month•Birding by Kayak in cooperation withColumbus AudubonSpecial groups are scheduled byarrangement.TAASC encourages community groupsto kayak on Thursday evenings Something our whole family can do together.About 50 events are held each season. -- a Dublin Family
TAASC gave me back my life.- Spinal Cord Injury Survivor
We are extremely impressed and truly touched bythe amazing opportunities for our son and othersto experience all that life has to offer!Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
•Partnership with GreaterColumbus RowingAssociation•Saturday from 8 AM – 10AM at Griggs ReservoirBoat House•Must be 18 years of ageand able to be on the wateralone in a boat
TAASC is affiliated with the US Paralympics providing community sports to youth with physical disabilities, blindness and other disabilities.TAASC receives fundingfor year roundadventure sports forveterans withdisabilities. Disabilitiesdo not have to beservice-related.
No Boundaries!TAASC is committed to creating pathways to leadership for people with disabilities.
Training ModelTAASC provides individualized assessments, skills training, and adaptive equipmentFamily InvolvementTAASC involves the whole family so they will know how to support the person with a disability to enjoy the sport anywhereInclusionTAASC is committed to having people with/without disabilities, enjoying the same activities in the same
Collaborations• Training/consultation in communities in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia• Columbus Ski Club• Paddle Ohio• Greater Columbus Rowing Association• Mad River Mountain and Snow Trails• Wounded Warrior Project since 2005• Annual grant since 1996 from Buckeye Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America• Chiller Ice Rinks – TAASC adaptive equipment is located at four ice rinks. Staff are trained to assist customers with disabilities.
TAASC = A leader and innovator in Adaptive Adventure Sports• TAASC is one of the largest affiliates of Disabled Sports USA• TAASC volunteers are skilled and certified in adaptations• TAASC owns over 100 pieces of adaptive equipment• Students from Ohio State University College of Engineering (Mechanical) and School of Occupational Therapy create solutions through equipment• 2009 project to enable a person with incomplete quadriplegia to paddle a kayak independently = 2nd PLACE in the Honda Innovation competition• 2010 transfer chair from wheelchair to kayak level = 1st PLACE
Safety a HIGH PriorityEncouraging volunteers to secure certification as sports and safety instructorsCertified volunteers: 20 Professional Ski Instructors of America (7 with disabilities) 7 American Canoe Association Instructors 1 Ohio Boater Ed Course Instructor 20+ completed Ohio Boater Ed course Sailing Captain (Basic Keelboat, Coast Cruising, Bareboat Charter, US Sailing Association, US Coast Guard, physical disability) Multiple first responders, First Aid, and CPR
• Over 350 volunteers: board members, instructors, equipment managers, program leaders, programs staff including people with disabilities in key leadership and teaching positions