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Turning POINT would like you to know our partners...

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Outdoor Sports:

  • Metroplex Adaptive Water Sports: A non-profit, volunteer driven organization dedicated to providing opportunities for persons with all types of disabilities to experience water skiing.

  • Camp Craig Allen: A non-profit organization devoted to building a camp for the "overlooked" physically disabled people of North Texas. Presently holding camps in Anna.

  • Adaptive Adventures: A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation.

  • Physically Challenged Bowhunters of America: This organization assists the physically disabled persons with actively participating in bowhunting and archery sports.

  • Texas Adaptive Aquatics: An adaptive water sports organization that gives people with physical and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill of water skiing, sailing and kayaking.

  • Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA: WASUSA provides multi-sport and recreation opportunities for people with physical and visual disabilities by facilitating, advocating, and  developing a national community-based outreach program, providing resources and education, conducting regional and national competitions, and providing access to international competitions.

  • Wheelin Sportsmen: This organization is committed to providing people with disabilities opportunities to get and enjoy outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, bird watching and more.

Athletic Sports:

  • Dallas Junior Wheelchair Mavericks Basketball: The goal of the program is to offer a wheelchair     basketball teams for children (5 -18 yrs) with physical disabilities otherwise not offered in our local community based programs.

  • Dallas Wheelchair Tennis Club: The tennis club offers tennis opportunities for people with physical disabilities.

  • Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association: SWAA is involved in sled hockey, track and field and fencing events.

  • Athletes Unlimited: They are dedicated to providing social, recreational and athletic outlets to people with disabilities.

  • USA Paralympics: Works with Paralympic athletes, giving then the training, support and preparation they need to compete in the Paralympic Games. U.S. Paralympics connects communities and organizations that provide sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical and visual disabilities.

Organizations:

  • LoneStar PVA: Advocates for its members and veterans in health care, education addressing the disability, and securing benefits as a result of their military service.

  • Ability in Motion: AIM assists individuals with SCI and their families with information and support sharing between group members, caregivers, health care professionals and guest speakers. They meet monthly at Parkland Hospital.

  • PALS: Prosthetic and Limb Deficient Support Group for Children is to assist the child prosthetic patient and their families with their individual social and emotional needs.

  • POWER, Inc: People On Wheels Encouraging Responsibility is helping enhance the quality of life of people  with disabilities as well as help build self esteem and develop friendships with peers.

  • Spina Bifida Association of North Texas: Their mission is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected.

  • Support Challenge Inspire: This group meets the second Tuesday of each month on the 2nd floor physical therapy gym of Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. These gatherings entail education, support, social interaction, sporting events and more.

Magazines:

  • Ability Magazine: 'Ability' covers disabilities from spinal cord injury to diabetes on the latest health,  assistive technology, employment, travel, universal design and much more.

  • New Mobility: 'New Mobility' encourages the integration of active-lifestyle wheelchair users into   mainstream society, while simultaneously reflecting the vibrant world of disability-related arts, media, advocacy and philosophy.

  • Sports'N Spokes:  'Sports'N Spokes' is a bimonthly publication produced by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. S'NS reports on competitive sports and recreation for wheelchair users.

Helpful Links:

  • Apparelyzed: The discussion forum has now become the main focus of this website. The forum covers  every aspect of living with a spinal cord injury, and enjoys opinions and exchanges of ideas for those living with a spinal cord injury.

  • Texas Ramp Project: This organization builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people who can't afford to buy one. The Ramp Project only accepts client referrals from social service agencies and health care professionals - social workers, therapists, home health workers etc.

"Our mission is to develop self-esteem and confidence in the physically challenged population through participation in adapted outdoor activities"