Adults with disabilities tell us...
"I find that financial barriers, medical risks, and accessibility barriers can be overcome with planning, stubbornness, and kindness from others."
"When I travel, I feel like I am 'alive' and 'seen' more than when I am in my own community."
"If I want to experience things for myself instead of reading or watching videos about them, I have to believe that I can."
Sports and recreation
There are many community leagues for you to join. Check your local parks and recreation department for classes and teams. If you want to participate in activities that are geared for adults with disabilities, consider these programs:
If you need help in planning travel, check out these organizations. Large resorts and cruise ships can often adapt to customer's special needs. Travel agents can be helpful too.
Many theme parks have accessible options: Morgan's Wonderland is fully accessible
If you would like to make life better for yourself and others, consider becoming a self-advocate.
Every community needs volunteers. Contact 211info for ideas and worthy projects.
Arts, culture and hobbies
Do not forget to keep up your creative side once you leave school. Visual and preforming arts, writing, and singing can bring joy and friends into your life. Most theaters, cinemas, stadiums, and museums have accommodation options. When you buy your tickets, tell them what you need.
Check out Adventures Without Limits to learn about day trips and group adventures.
While on line friends can be valuable face-to-face meetings with others are important to. Find or start something like- Off the Couch Events in your area. Look for service groups such as Lions, Rotary, Elks, or Grange Halls, or hang out with like-minded people in special interest clubs and cultural groups. Join in!