New Directions Travel

New Directions Travel is a 30yr non-profit, located on Hollister & Patterson, that provides exciting and adventurous trips & tours to teens, adults and seniors with brain impairments.

Click here for 2015 and 2016 Tour Dates.



Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

They offer winter programs (customized private ski, snowboard and Nordic lessons).
They have a summer program: kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, and boating.


Joni & Friends Family Retreats

Retreats listed from June through the middle of August.

Park City, Utah Ski Resort & Camp- National Ability Center

The National Ability Center is committed to the development of lifetime skills for people of all ages and abilities by providing affordable outdoor sports and recreational experiences in a nurturing environment.

The objective of these experiences is to build self-esteem, confidence and physical development, thereby enhancing active participation in all aspects of community life. As a national role model, the Center promotes the concept of ability through integration, public awareness and education.

Founded in 1985, the National Ability Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Programs are supported through special events, grants from private corporations and foundations, individual donations and program fees. All activities are offered at an affordable rate and scholarships are available, ensuring participation for all applicants.

R&D Transportation Training

R&D has successfully trained thousands of adults with developmental disabilities to access the public transit systems within their communities. Trainees are trained to utilize public transit systems between their home and instructional facility, or place of business.

Snow Basin Ski Resort

Grizzly Kids Lessons The Snowbasin Snowsports Learning Center inspires children to actively learn and enjoy skiing in a fun and safe environment. Children are matched with dedicated instructors who tailor their lessons around the needs and abilities of each student. Each child learns the basic fundamentals through well-developed activities that are fun, exciting and adventurous. Special Needs children are welcomed!

Wilderness Inquiry

Warm up your winter and join us in Costa Rica, Belize, or Hawaii!  Spend your days hiking in tropical paradise, exploring beautiful beaches, and viewing exotic wildlife.  Relax in luxury at night with delicious food, great companions, and comfortable lodging. The hardest choice will be which trip to do first!

A parent run website of special needs community resources: events, specialists, workshops, clubs, activities and travel ideas.

Volunteer Opportunities

Reid's Gift  sign up for summer camp internship!

Best Day Foundation Santa

Barbara sign up for helping out with some ocean funs!

"321 Playhouse" Down Syndrome Family Support always welcome volunteers. Call Tara Vasquez at (803) 269-6313 to  register.


Hearts Therapeutic Santa Barbara is looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to commit to a weekly 4-hour shift.

See their webpage for details


Hidden Wings, a non-profit for autism, welcomes volunteers of all talents

Blog Posts

10 Things Parents Of ‘Normal’ Kids Should Know

Posted by Vivian Chen on July 25, 2017 at 12:26pm

January 23, 2015, Ed Robert’s Day

Posted by Retta Slay on January 27, 2015 at 11:00am

Zero Co-Pay Epi Pen Link 2015

For those of you who have kids/family members that need Epi pens, here is the zero co-pay link for 2015!


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