About ADN North East Chapter
Athletes with Disabilities Network North East Chapter Mission: To promote a better quality of life for people with physical disabilities by creating awareness and offering opportunities to get involved with athletic, recreational and educational activities locally. The innovation that ADN represents is inclusion for people with disabilities to have access to weekly activities. This inclusion can lead to a better quality of life, increased confidence, and self-esteem for people with disabilities, which can then lead to lower depression rates, lower medical costs and improve patient outcomes.
ADN NORTH EAST CHAPTER:
Is a United States Canoe Kayak Club, and 501(c)3 nonprofit.
While all persons with physical disabilities are welcome to participate, we take time to recognize our service members, police, first responders, fire and EMS, and the sacrifices they have made through our veterans program/first responder program, and partnerships. These programs foster a culture of people invested in their community and give community members the ability to see their veterans and disabled family members gain increased confidence, and succeed in the goals they set for themselves, which improve self-esteem and confidence.
Brandon Holiday, Program Director
11 South Harvard Ave
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Mentoring & Outreach
SportsAbility Regional Adaptive Sports Program
Adaptive Sports Coalition
Mentoring and Outreach Program: Connects seasoned athletes to individuals and/or groups seeking inspiration and motivation. Using sports as a catalyst for conversation and engagement, ADN reaches out to schools, hospitals, and support groups to teach disability awareness and introduce a variety of adaptive sports. Our portable display and travel trailer with kayaks, and ergometers (kayak and stand-up paddleboards) are available for persons with disabilities to play and experience athletics, as well.
We work with amputee mentors who are certified through the Amputee Coalition’s peer visitor program and similar trainings. Please contact us if you would like a peer mentor visit.
SportsAbility Regional Adaptive Sports Program: Through our regional sports programs, we provide educational and adaptive sports clinics, kayaking, rowing. These clinics are geared toward the athlete, coaches and family members to help provide introduction to adaptive sports for the novice athletes, skill development as well as advanced training for intermediate athletes. We also partner with many organizations to host joint clinics for kayaking, running, tennis and climbing, dancing, in addition to mobile clinics, where equipment is brought to events in order to provide resources to communities that may not otherwise have access.
Adaptive Sports Coalition: The Adaptive Sports Coalition brings together local organizations to centralize all available adaptive sporting events for recreational and leisure programs, and share the information with the community. Providing the information, and resources assists rehab facilities, support groups, hospitals and other health care providers with newly injured patients and their families, which raises awareness about the opportunities for the disabled community and strengthens collaboration, which supports member organizations their programs.
200 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428
December 20, 2015
Come meet sweat training staff, dieticians and learn basic drills and exercises that help with core and balance. Clinics will start at 12:30pm-3:30pm with 1 hour sessions. Family members are welcome to attend!!! Contact Brandon Holiday at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-613-8918.
North East Chapter Speaks to Disabilities Class and
Second Year Physical Therapy Students
Octobe 12, 2015
"I wanted to say thank you to Dr. Kerri Sowers for inviting the North East Chapter to speak her disabilities class and the second year physical therapy students on Monday, October 12, 2015. it was a great day and being able to speak about life changing events and how mentally and physically these things could effect ones life and do not have to. We spoke about access issues to facilities, experiences of how we have been perceived as disabled community members, and about the coping process and what each of us did to find acceptance with the loss of our limb. Most importantly, was how because of the support groups, family and organizations like Athletes with Disabilities Network plays an important roll in educating the community on programs that are available for families and their disabled loved once.
The great part of the day was being able to talk technically about the importance of the healthcare provider and the roll they play in the success of a patient. Overall, everyone was so caring and wanted to learn as much information as possible that what was supposed to be about 3 hours total turned into a half a day."
Athletes with Disabilities Network
North East Chapter
Cherry Hill, NJ
August 8, 2015
The Athletes With Disabilities Network hosts SportsAbility Day
The Athletes With Disabilities Network (ADN) recently hosted SportsAbility Day, giving people with disabilities the chance to try water sports.
Adaptive Sports Survey
Let us know what adaptive sports, clinics and events you would like in the region. Please take our survey... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25JKNMW