The NEDS Experience
New England Disabled Sports is an outdoor sports program created to enrich the lives of and empower individuals of varying ages (4+) and abilities who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for each sport that they participate in. Our students, their families & support groups enjoy having fun, making social connections, and setting and achieving individualized goals, in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment that fosters community and allows each student to recognize and achieve their full potential in sports.
A nationally recognized program, NEDS provides year-round customized, adaptive sports instruction to adults and children living with physical and cognitive disabilities. NEDS is a program that focuses on the student’s ability, not their disability.
We envision a world where disabilities are not barriers. NEDS offers an extensive collection of the most technologically advanced equipment, allowing our coaches to match the right equipment and expertise for a student’s particular needs.
Our students and their families enjoy an environment where they can share their interests in sports together. Each student is paired with a trained volunteer coach and mentor, who encourages the student’s every stride on their path to achieving their individualized goal.
Our students are included in a caring, fun, community of friends, making them unaware of any differences.
Dare to conquer…Dare to achieve…Dare to be a part of a team that sees no limitations in an individual’s quest to achieve in sports.
Be a part of our team and be HAPPY!
New England Disabled Sports uses the latest teaching models from the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). Many of our adaptive ski and ride coaches are PSIA and/or AASI certified and several are at very high levels. We take pride in the amount of training in which our coaches participate in order to provide the highest level of instruction. Through our training, we try to customize our instruction to the student’s skill level so that they can “break barriers” and achieve goals they may have never thought possible.