Posted - June 2012 in Living with HSP - Management & Treatment News
Activities catering to HSPers
There are diverse opportunities for HSPers to be active and enjoy the great outdoors. Getting out in nature and getting physical, plus the social aspect, can be very good for you, as well as for children with HSP. Here are some of the programs that cater for those with disabilities for this Australian winter, with special gear and assistance and reduced pricing.
Falls Creek Snowsports and Disabled WinterSport Australia (DWA) offers one of the most advanced adaptive skier programs in the world.
DWA is a multi-faceted, self-help sporting organisation founded in 1978 by Australia’s first Paralympic skier Ron Finneran and Canadian instructor Bruce Abel. The purpose of DWA is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy winter sports and to enjoy the magnificent environment that is Australia’s Snowy Mountains with fellow skiers. DWA conducts regular camp programs at resorts in Victoria and NSW. These programs are designed to introduce individuals and groups with disability to the mountain environment and the joys of skiing and/or snowboarding.
Able Management Group (AMG) provide access to the Alpine region through the development of adaptive equipment and facilities, so that people with disabilities can participate in sport and recreational activities currently beyond their reach. AMG is based at Norton House, three and a half hours from Melbourne in Harrietville. Become part of the AMG and form friendships that will last a lifetime, through full participation in outdoor sport and recreation in the Alpine area. AMG has equipment that can be tailored for use by members to ensure maximum participation.
Here are their winter activities: http://www.ablemanagement.com.au/Activities/Winter/Winter-Activities.asp