Recreational Programs for the Disabled

Cradle Beach, 8038 Old Lake Shore Rd., Angola, NY 14006, tel. (716) 549-6307, www.cradlebeach.org Serve the needs of children with disabilities and those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Summer Camp, Respite Program among services offered.

Excalibur Leisure Skills, 90 North Dr., Buffalo, NY 14216, tel. (716) 831-3188, www.excaliburls.org

COST-FREE Boating & Fishing Opportunities for the Disabled and Disadvantaged. Graceful & Gifted Dance Program, 5000 Saunders Settlement Rd.-Bay #3, (716) 946-7909 Offers day and evening programs for individuals with special needs, ages 3-adult, with developmental disabilities. Programs are beneficial to those with autism, learning disabilities, and mental retardation, as well as those who are deaf & hearing impaired, blind & visually impaired, and physically handicapped.

Great Lakes Water Sport Institute, 3621 Stony Point Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072, tel. (716) 553-7670, www.communitywatersporscenter.org and www.wnyadaptivewaersports.org Adaptive water sports such as sailing, kayaking, fishing.

High Hurdles Therapeutic Riding Program of Suburban Adult Services, Inc. (SASi), 960 West Maple Court, Elma, NY 14059, tel. (716) 805-1555, www.sasinc.org Offer a therapeutic riding program for emotionally and physically challenged individuals.

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center, 15 Reiter Rd., East Aurora, NY 14052, (716) 655-1335, www.lothlorientrc.org. Provide horsemanship and horse back riding opportunities for individuals of all ages with cognitive, physical, emotional and learning disabilities.

Miracle League of WNY, P.O. Box 833, Grand Island, NY 14072, (716) 773-9600. www.miracleleaguewny.org Provide an opportunity for anyone with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball.

Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Amherst, tel. (716)629-3626 www.museumofdisability.org A project of People Inc., and chartered by the NYS Department of Education Board of Regents.

People and Places, 76 Riley St., East Aurora, NY 14052, (716) 937-1813, www.people-and-places.org Vacations for adults with developmental disabilities.

SABAH, 2607 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. (716) 362- 9600, www.sabahinc.org Offer skating programs that serve the developmental and recreational needs of children, youth and adults with all types of disabilities.

SCORE-STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education, 2182 State Route, 203 Chatham, NY 12037,(518) 598-1279, www.stride.org An 86 acre camp retreat for special needs individuals. Offers fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tent camping, and archery shooting. Summer program available to ALL youth participants with special needs and weekend retreats for Veterans and their families.

Special Olympics New York, Western Region, 8207 Main St., Suite 13, Williamsville, NY 14221, contact Amy Neveaux @ (716) 580-3824 or aneveaux@nyso.org Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Also, volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests are needed year round.

SubZero Flurries, 2500 Commerce Pkwy., Lancaster, NY 14086, tel. (716) 510-5677, www.subzeroallstars@me.com Special Needs Cheerleading