Inspiring Hope. Improving Ability.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR
ADAPTIVE PADDLING AND CYCLING CENTER!
support of our work to create independence for individuals with paralysis
and their families!
a revolution in inclusion
community health inclusion
Our CHI initiatives train businesses to operate inclusively so that everyone can participate, including individuals with a variety of disabilities. We create pathways to inclusion which enable people with disabilities, their family, and friends to access healthy, active lifestyles.
adaptive sports teams & athletes
RAA supports adaptive sports teams and athletes in their pursuit of team and individual development. We recognize their unique position in the community as athletes and mentors. We are committed to long term sustainability and community development for K-12 and adults.
regional resource center
We develop partnerships with community entities to collaborate in the sharing of information, resources, and ideas as we develop a more inclusive community. Our Collaborative Network engages in annual events, quarterly meetings, and daily resource referrals to connect people and create change.
community health inclusion (chi)
our chi initiatives create vital community energy to eliminate barriers to active lifestyles
creating accessible facilities
We train business and municipalities to operate inclusively from front end to back end whenever their doors are open...a model of true inclusion for our community!
providing adaptive equipment
Having access to adaptive equipment along with standard equipment options is a critical link to individuals with disabilities and their families being able to participate together in recreation and sports
what's happening now
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant Award!
RAA is very pleased to receive support from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to enable us to purchase a fully outfitted adaptive kayak which provides seat/torso stability, hand/grip modifications, and outriggers to ensure no tipping -- ALL of these enable many more people to access kayaking more independently! THANK YOU!
Inclusive Pickleball has come to Rochester!
Pickled Power's founder Bob Stokes is now offering his Pickeball classes as an inclusive game! This means you and your family and friends can learn to play together! It's like tennis -- once you know the basics of playing, you grab your racquet and head to the court in your neighborhood and play. So NOW, you can take one of Bob's expanding list of community classes and get started!
making our community more fun
Every dollar you donate today goes directly to help someone begin a new adventure! Help us purchase equipment! Help us train service providers! Help us teach someone to kayak!
what people are saying about our work
join us in our commitment to inclusion
RAA is committed to inclusion in recreation, seeking out partnerships and collaborative efforts which
can further the removal of barriers for individuals with a variety of disabilities and their families to access active, healthy lifestyles.