There are diverse opportunities for HSPers to be active and enjoy the great outdoors this summer. 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 a few ideas – programs that cater for those with disabilities for this Australian summer, with special gear and assistance, and reduced pricing.
Able Management Group (AMG) provide summer activities including motorcycle and off road buggy riding, paragliding and microlighting, camping and 4 wheel driving, fishing, rafting, kayaking and swimming at the camp, biking and hand cycling.
Look here for summer activities:
Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation say, “Most ski clubs are willing to help teach a person with a disability to water ski, so make contact with your local club today.” and “Most states will be running Come and Try events over summer” and you can click on any of 5 different Australian states for more information at the following website: http://www.disabledwaterski.com.au/comentry.html
The Northern Territory Water Ski Association is committed to the promotion of all water sports with particular emphasis on water-skiing and wakeboarding. They now own a disabled sit-ski and slalom sit-ski, courtesy of a Department Of Justice, Community Benefit Grant. People with a disability are now able to enjoy the thrills of water-skiing. Everyone is welcome no matter what your ability – all levels are catered for. Learn more here:
Western Australia Disabled Sports Association Inc. offers lots of activities. Start here to browse by activities, including skiing, surfing and sailing:
The Dreamfit Recreation Program is a series of regular social fun days aimed at getting people with disabilities out enjoying the Dreamfit equipment. Their vehicles include a Wheelchair Accessible Trimaran, Modified 8 Wheel ATV, Joystick Controlled Hovercraft, Hoist Assisted Ski Boat, Accessible Land Sails and plenty more inclusive activities.
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association has been helping Queenslanders with a range of disabilities to lead active, healthy lives through participation in sport, recreation and fitness since 1977. Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association coordinates Come and Try Days throughout the year for many different sports, including Paralympic sports, so you can try out equipment, talk to coaches and athletes, and see if it’s something you’d like to pursue for fun or competition.
Disability Sport and Recreation is the health-promoting peak organization for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria. Their mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with disability through participation in sport and recreation. They seem to have a ton of activities! You can register for free membership on their website and search for the sport or recreation that interests you.