Founded in 1992, Adaptive Sports Connection (formerly The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition – TAASC) empowers children, adults, and veterans with physical and cognitive challenges through sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation.
We are an active chapter member of Disabled Sports USA, a national organization focused on improving the lives of wounded warriors, youth, and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities.
Helping people with challenges stay healthy and happy by focusing on their ABILITIES.
Adaptive Sports began as a means to rehabilitate veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam War. Today, Disabled Sports USA serves both civilians and the latest military who have sustained permanent physically disabling injuries while in Iraq and across the globe.
If I can do this I can do anything!
WHO WE SERVE
Over the years, we have been able to impact the lives of thousands of individuals and family members. From teaching a veteran how to water ski with one leg to helping a 92-year old hospice patient snow ski one last time – our programs change lives.
“You can save a life or save stroke victim - but how do you put life back into that person?”
We believe in the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation programs to help both individuals and families. We open up boundless possibilities for the over 200,000 individuals of all ages dealing with some type of physical or cognitive challenge in Central Ohio and surrounding communities.
We serve infants, children, adults, veterans with physical or cognitive disabilities including but not limited to:
Affiliations & Partnerships
Adaptive Sports Connection has enjoyed long-standing relationships with the entities listed below. In addition, we partner with schools, colleges, other nonprofits, and organizations to serve participants, train therapists in adaptive sports and recreation, and provide clinics and classes to students.
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Aspirations/ OSU Nisonger Center
Central Ohio Spina Bifida Association
Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
Autism Society of Central Ohio
Special Education Advancement Council
The ARC of Ohio
Ohio State School for the Blind
Amps 4 Ohio
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital
West Central School
Upper Arlington Schools
Columbus Veterans Association
Cleveland Veterans Association
Dayton Veterans Association
Chillicothe Veterans Association
Ohio Sled Hockey
3 Trackers of Ohio
Disabled Sports USA