Bursary reduces cost of summer camps for people with disabilities of all ages

Two people sit on the ice before playing sled hockey, a sport accessible to players with physical disabilities, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, during a media event for the opening of the Seattle Kraken's NHL hockey practice and community facility in Seattle. In addition to being the Kraken's practice headquarters, the facility's three sheets of ice will be used for community teams and other activities. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

AdaptAbilities has started summer camps called Hearts in Action that are available to people of all ages with disabilities.

AdaptAbilities is a non-profit that aims to create opportunities for people with diverse abilities and deliver essential programs.

The camps are designed to help people grow, succeed, belong and make friends.

AdaptAbilities said it understands that the cost of summer camps like this can make it impossible for a family to sign up a person with a disability. The organization is offering a bursary program that significantly reduces the cost of 30 spots in its camps. Participants must be able to be supported in a small group ratio.

The non-profit says there is more funding needed to avoid unnecessary challenges for many families with people with a disabilities.

Hearts in Action runs from July 3 to Aug. 25. It offers programs for autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, learning or other disabilities for those in age groups of three to 14; 15 to 17; 18 to 22; and 23 and older.

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For more information or to register go to the AdaptAbilities website.

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