November 2, 2022
About Adaptive Sports & Leisure
Adaptive sports are exactly that: sports and recreational activities with slight adaptations so people with visual impairment can enjoy them. For skiing, it could mean 2:1 student-teacher instruction with the use of guide poles or a lead instructor skiing backward, giving instruction to a child as they go down the hill. In blind tennis, for example, the adaptation is a larger, bright yellow ball with a bell inside plus a 2- or 3-bounce rule.
Clovernook Center and Cincinnati Children’s are proud to partner with so many Adaptive Sports providers, some of which have a long history of working with individuals with disabilities. With their help, we are able to create a fun, safe environment specifically designed for kids with visual impairment. Most times, this comes at no out-of-pocket cost to participating families.
Would you like to know about Clovernook Center’s and Cincinnati Children’s Adaptive Sports events? Do you have an idea of a sport or recreational activity in your area? Let us know!