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Challenged Athletes Participating in Sports (CAPS) Provides opportunities and support to people with disabilities so they may pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE) Holds FREE Sport Activity Sessions on Sundays for individuals with Developmental Disabilities at Daemen College. During the sessions, caregivers can enjoy some time to themselves, free use of Daemen’s Fitness Center or socialize with other caregivers.

C-HOPE offers adults (age 18+) with developmental and intellectual disabilities and other challenging life circumstances structured vocational training programs and social and recreational opportunities. Programs are led by experienced professionals. Every participant is paired with a trained volunteer that provides them with the level of support that meets their individual needs.

iCan Shine Teaches individuals with disabilities to ride conventional two wheel bicycles and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.

Leisure and Family Fitness Socialization (LAFFS) Free program offered by The Summit Center to give you the skills you need to support your child (ages 5-18) in community activities. Provides up to ten sessions of 1:1 training/support (up to two hours per session) helping children with disabilities and their families become more engaged in their community. Children must be OPWDD eligible.

New York State Parks Access Pass Permits residents of New York State with disabilities, as defined in the application, free or discounted use of state parks, historic sites, and recreational facilities operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The pass holder may have free or discounted use of facilities operated by these offices, for which there is normally a charge.

Skating Athletes Bold at Heart (SABAH) Challenges individuals with special needs and volunteer partners to experience the success, pride, freedom and joy of therapeutic ice-skating while achieving personal growth.

Together Including Every Student (TIES) Promotes the participation of students and young adults with developmental disabilities in extracurricular and community activities by creating effective, natural support provided by trained student volunteers. TIES News Story

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