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Following is a list of some national organizations dedicated to making the outdoors accessible. We've included brief descriptions taken from the organizations' Web sites.
Adaptive Sports Center
Promotes and provides outdoor adventure opportunities for individuals with disabilities, their friends, and families from their base in Crested Butte, CO.
Spreads awareness concerning the need for better accessibility in the travel industry through writing guide books and consulting with industry professionals.
Alliance of People with disAbilities
Dedicated to supporting people with disabilities in becoming as independent as possible, in accordance with their own choices and desires.
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
Unity, leadership, and impact are the hopes and convictions of people with disabilities and are necessary to ensure the future of inclusion promised by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center
Free information, including referral and educational materials on paralysis and spinal cord injury.
Disabled Sports USA
Established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured, DSUSA offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Provides enhanced mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers and a professional staff.
Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation
IAC is committed to promoting and providing accessible outdoor recreational facilities throughout Washington State.
Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities (Utah)
Advocates for public policy affecting all people in the state of Utah who have disabilities.
National Ability Center
Committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment.
National Center on Accessibility
NCA is an organization committed to the full participation in parks, recreation, and tourism by people with disabilities.
National Council on Disability
Promotes policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities and empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion into all aspects of society.
National Organization on Disability
Promotes the full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Improves care, produces results in research, and addresses everyday living issues that confront all people who use wheelchairs.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
This innovative nonprofit organization provides recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
Mark Wellman's Truckee based organization. Mark is a nationally recognized and respected motivational speaker.
A high-impact program that gives low-income students the opportunities and support they need to transform their lives, achieve their own potential, and create change as role models and everyday leaders.
This organization is concerned with human dignity, civil rights, education, and independence for all individuals with disabilities.
Provides a wealth of tools to help make adventures accessible.
Works exclusively to promote sensible and sensitive accessibility planning for parks and open spaces.
Focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world.
LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Every year, ETC collaborates with more than 70 community agencies in order to offer our life-changing adventures to people with special needs. The following organizations count on ETC to provide safe, accessible, and exciting adventures for their clients, and we're proud to call them partners.
Alta Bates Summit- Youth Bridge
Boy Scouts and Venture Crew
California Association of Blind Students
California School for the Blind
Cedars of Marin
Center for Independent Living
City of Dreams
Crissy Field Center & I-YEL
Crossroads Marin Academy
Disabled Sports, USA
Do It Leisure
Down Syndrome Connection
East Bay Civicorps
East Oakland Boxing Association
First Place for Youth
Gilman Playground Rec. Connect
Harmony Health Family Resource
Hatlen Center for the Blind
Hidden Valley Ranch
Home Away From Homelessness
Janet Pomeroy Center
Larkin Street Youth Services
Lipman Middle School
Marin Visually Impaired Program
National MS Society
Oakland Visually Impaired Program
Orientation Center for the Blind
Pacific Leadership Institute
Packard CHEERS Program
Real Options for City Kids (ROCK)
Rita da Cascia House
San Ramon Community Center
Santa Cruz Counseling Center
Save the Bay - The Bay Classroom - San Francisco Bay
SFPD - Wilderness Program
Spaulding Wooden Boat Center
SYRCL - South Yuba River Citizens League
Volunteers of America
Visitacion Valley Beacon Center
Walnut Creek Special Rec.
YES Program - Santa Cruz Youth
ETC would like to thank the following companies for their support of our mission and programs, whether through sponsorship, in-kind donations, or benefit trips. Contact us if you think your business should be listed below!
Barefoot Wine and Bubbly
ETC's 2011 Make a Ripple Event was a great success, thanks to the Barefoot's contribution!
Captain Kirk's San Francisco Sailing
This organization offers sailing charters for up to 25 people on San Francisco Bay. Currently a portion of all proceeds will go towards ETC’s accessible adventure programs.
Located in Petaluma, CA, Clavey offers kayaks, SUP boards, rafts, racks, classes, and tours.
Feathercraft Folding Kayaks
Manufacturer of folding kayaks based in Vancouver. Includes a range of folding sit-on-top kayaks.
Good Humus Produce
A CSA and farmers market vendor with a program where school classes visit the farm and spend time learning about what its like to be a farmer.
The premier California photography company specializing in whitewater rafting pictures.
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Thank you for supporting ETC's 2011 benefit featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David Kennedy!
Manufacturer of sea and whitewater kayaks.
Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School
Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School is located on California's Salmon River. The school offers the very best in accommodations, instruction, and fun.
Outfitters with a mission to make travel as hassle-free and pleasureable as possible. TravelSmith is a long-time ETC supporter, providing donations for auctions and sponsoring annual benefit trips.
Designs and manufactures high-quality boating paddles for touring, whitewater, and canoeing.
Links current December 2, 2011