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Pedaling for a Purpose

The Vermont 100/200 Ride  – Combining a love for biking and raising money for some great charities! On Saturday, June 23, 2018, a team of four cyclists and one support person, participated in the Vermont 100/200 bike ride. That team consisted of cyclists Brian Goshow, Adam Martin, Mike Covais, and Mike Rowe, along with the … Read More about Pedaling for a Purpose

PSIA Certifications – Volunteer Ski Instructors & Staff

We are very pleased to announce that our NEDS education continues to grow by several volunteer coaches & staff each year. Please help us congratulate the following coaches & staff members who have obtained PSIA/AASI certifications. Level I Cognitive and Visual Impairment:  Vinny Adamoyurka (2015) Michael Kneeland (2016) Jenny Quinn (2017) Kirsten Prue (2017) Sarah Sherman … Read More about PSIA Certifications – Volunteer Ski Instructors & Staff

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New England Disabled Sports is a nationally recognized program providing year-round adaptive sports instruction to adults and children living with a physical or cognitive disability. NEDS is a program that focuses on the student’s ability, not his or her disability.

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What Our Community Says

Don’t take it from us! Listen to our athletes and volunteers to get a sense for what we do…

Preston,

I know the season isn’t over and I’ll see you again in March, but I wanted to share this with you.  My goal for this season was to drive Hannah in the EZ Rider. Vince coached (Made) me drive on the first day.

My goal for next year was to ski together as a family. We did this on Wednesday! This is a photo of us at the top of the mountain.

Thank you and the NEDS team for the great work you do.

Very  gratefully yours,
Brian

A first year NEDS Volunteer and his daughter, Hannah, a NEDS student-athlete.
New England Disabled Sports
2018-04-20T14:53:28+00:00
Preston, I know the season isn’t over and I’ll see you again in March, but I wanted to share this with you.  My goal for this season was to drive Hannah in the EZ Rider. Vince coached (Made) me drive on the first day. My goal for next year was to ski together as a family. We did this on Wednesday! This is a photo of us at the top of the mountain. Thank you and the NEDS team for the great work you do. Very  gratefully yours, Brian A first year NEDS Volunteer and his daughter, Hannah, a NEDS student-athlete.
Dana, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of the instructors who worked with me over the past weekend. I was there for the MS event Saturday and stayed for Sunday. Honestly I did not want to leave!  A special thanks to Todd and Jenny who were  with me both days. They were so helpful and amazing. Jenny is going to do great as an OT, and Owen who hung out giving me tips all day Sunday is an impressive young man with a bright future. Also thanks to Sarah, Brian, and Ed for their input. I had a weekend filled with joy and laughter thanks to all of you. I can't wait to come back for more! Thanks for helping me to be completely joyous while skiing again. Wooohooo!

Amanda, a Student-Athlete

New England Disabled Sports
2018-04-12T10:19:20+00:00

Amanda, a Student-Athlete

Dana, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of the instructors who worked with me over the past weekend. I was there for the MS event Saturday and stayed for Sunday. Honestly I did not want to leave!  A special thanks to Todd and Jenny who were  with me both days. They were so helpful and amazing. Jenny is going to do great as an OT, and Owen who hung out giving me tips all day Sunday is an impressive young man with a bright future. Also thanks to Sarah, Brian, and Ed for their input. I had a weekend filled with joy and laughter thanks to all of you. I can't wait to come back for more! Thanks for helping me to be completely joyous while skiing again. Wooohooo!
Hi All,

While there are still more lessons to be had, I thought I would let you guys know what a phenomenal year I've had with NEDS. My reaction upon my acceptance to volunteer with NEDS was quite similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvmluRCGv_s . I didn't really know what to expect from the program but it's safe to say that I was thoroughly excited.

Whatever expectations I had going into NEDS were completely blown away. A world class staff helped familiarize be with the various equipment that NEDS has. The more experienced volunteers were more than willing to provide advice that I can carry with me for future lessons. NEDS has made this winter the best winter to date and I have never had more fun at a resort than I have had through NEDS. Everyday I had lessons was the best day ever. There is no better feeling than seeing a smile on a students face and knowing they had a great day on the hill

NEDS is a program that I am so thankful to be a part of and look forward to being a part of for many future seasons.

Nathan Malast, a NEDS Instructor

New England Disabled Sports
2018-02-27T11:29:58+00:00

Nathan Malast, a NEDS Instructor

Hi All, While there are still more lessons to be had, I thought I would let you guys know what a phenomenal year I've had with NEDS. My reaction upon my acceptance to volunteer with NEDS was quite similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvmluRCGv_s . I didn't really know what to expect from the program but it's safe to say that I was thoroughly excited. Whatever expectations I had going into NEDS were completely blown away. A world class staff helped familiarize be with the various equipment that NEDS has. The more experienced volunteers were more than willing to provide advice that I can carry with me for future lessons. NEDS has made this winter the best winter to date and I have never had more fun at a resort than I have had through NEDS. Everyday I had lessons was the best day ever. There is no better feeling than seeing a smile on a students face and knowing they had a great day on the hill NEDS is a program that I am so thankful to be a part of and look forward to being a part of for many future seasons.
Dear NEDS,

Christopher, Richard and I want to thank you for a truly wonderful experience this past week! The weather was perfect ... as was everything else. Although I wasn't there to see all the fun, Rich told me how much he and Christopher had enjoyed the entire time with the NE Disabled Sports group. Rich was very impressed with all the arrangements and how everything was taken care of so that he and Christopher could relax and not worry but just have a really great time. He was completely comfortable with leaving his son in the care of the instructors and said he was very impressed with how kind and professional they were. Knowing Christopher was in good hands and would be safe and well cared for made it possible for Rich to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the slopes, too.

This experience was such a positive introduction to the sport of skiing for Christopher. Rich wants to pursue further instruction for him and hopes they will be able to enjoy skiing together in the future. Thank you and all of the wonderful volunteers for making this possible.

Sherrill, a Parent of a NEDS Student-Athlete

New England Disabled Sports
2018-02-27T11:31:01+00:00

Sherrill, a Parent of a NEDS Student-Athlete

Dear NEDS, Christopher, Richard and I want to thank you for a truly wonderful experience this past week! The weather was perfect ... as was everything else. Although I wasn't there to see all the fun, Rich told me how much he and Christopher had enjoyed the entire time with the NE Disabled Sports group. Rich was very impressed with all the arrangements and how everything was taken care of so that he and Christopher could relax and not worry but just have a really great time. He was completely comfortable with leaving his son in the care of the instructors and said he was very impressed with how kind and professional they were. Knowing Christopher was in good hands and would be safe and well cared for made it possible for Rich to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the slopes, too. This experience was such a positive introduction to the sport of skiing for Christopher. Rich wants to pursue further instruction for him and hopes they will be able to enjoy skiing together in the future. Thank you and all of the wonderful volunteers for making this possible.