Activities for People with Disabilities
PO Box 541, Paoli, PA, 19301-5020
Distance: 139 Miles
Offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities to socialize and participate in activities
Teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle.
They use adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities ages 8 and up to learn to ride a two-wheel bike.
Two types of programs are offered:
* Bike Camps - In the summer and during school breaks with local groups
* After School Programs - Within public school districts
iCan Swim programs are for people with disabilities age 3 and up learn how to swim.
iCan Dance programs to teach dancing for people with disabilities ages 8 and up.
- Private pay
- Adults with disabilities
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
The rider must:
* Be at least 8 years old (adults included)
* Have a disability
* Walk without an assistive device (such as a walker or cane)
* Be able to side step swiftly to both sides
* Be able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet at all times when on a bicycle
* Have a minimum inseam measurement of at least 20" when measured from the floor wearing sneakers
* Not exceed 220 pounds
* Be able to behaviorally participate by getting on the bike, following instructions and stay engaged safely in the program
* A properly fitted bike helmet is required for all riders at iCan Bike camps
* Riders need a bike by the 4th day of the program -
All riders must have an appropriate personal bike available for the iCan Bike program by no later than Thursday (Day #4) of the program. The goal is to transition all riders to their personal bike to become comfortable with the bike they will be riding at home.
For information about how to select an appropriate bike, visit: https://icanshine.org/parents/ican-bike-parents
iCan Swim: for people with disabilities age 3 and up
To find upcoming events, visit: https://icanshine.org/find-a-program - generally, in Minnesota, programs are held in Spring and Summer due to weather.
If there isn't an event hosted by a nearby group, iCan Shine is happy to partner with local nonprofits, governments, school districts and parent groups to host new programs: https://icanshine.org/program-hosts
Fees for a week of instruction
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Programs, often offered by local bicycle clubs and/or bicycle shops, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn how to ride a bicycle, participate in group bicycle riding activities and/or to become competitive as amateurs in the sport of bicycle racing. The programs may sponsor or make arrangements for cyclists to participate in cycling competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level.
PL-7000.3150Disability Related Sports Definition
Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities.
PL-7000.8800Swimming/Swimming Lessons Definition
Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy swimming. Included are programs that provide swimming lessons for people who are unable to swim.
YJ-8750.1500Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.