There are many organizations that assist people with disabilities in various outdoor activities. Most of these organizations are 501C3 Non-Profits that support people with disabilities by sponsoring outdoor activities, providing logistical support, mentors, equipment or encouragement. Organizations range from National, State, or may be more local. If there is an outdoor activity, you’re interested in there’s a organization or group for you. Please support these organizations by joining their groups, volunteering, and by participating in fundraising events.
Below is a brief list of organizations and there are many, many more in the outdoor world.
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center – Phoenix, Arizona
We provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic, and fitness programs that promote the independence, health, and overall well-being of people with disabilities and their family members.
Able Outdoors - Texas
Able Outdoors will be a reference for the able sportsman, their family members and the professionals working in all types of therapeutic programs. “We want to show people who think they can’t that they can. To show them where to go, how to do it, who to do it with, what equipment they’ll need and how to find it.
Accessible Hunter - Pennsylvania
We believe the outdoors should be accessible to EVERYONE regardless of their physical ability. Inclusion in outdoor activities is our core belief. To truly live, you must feel included and valued. With the right equipment, assistance and attitudes, we can all enjoy the great outdoors together.
Arizona Disabled Sports
Our vision is a community that creates opportunities that empower individuals of all abilities through sports and recreation.
Buckmasters American Deer Foundation's was established in 1993 after realizing the need for hunting opportunities among people with disabilities.
Challenge The Outdoors - Wisconsin
Challenge the Outdoors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on providing activities for the disabled in the state of Wisconsin. Our Mission is to enable physically challenged sportspersons to participate in hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities.
Disabled Outdoorsmen Texas
Disabled Outdoorsmen creates an inclusive hunting program for people with disabilities.
Empowered Dream Hunts, Inc - Wisconsin
Helps the specially-abled outdoor enthusiast living in the Wisconsin communities to overcome nature’s challenges, break barriers and develop friendships to fulfill a dream. Empowered Dream Hunts helps those with challenges, disabilities, or illness have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
Forever Outdoors - Mississippi
Our main mission with Forever Outdoors is to promote organ donation along with outdoor adventures for those that have obstacles standing in their way otherwise. We try to make adventures happen for those that might not have the experience otherwise.
Hunt 2 Heal - Michigan
Hunt 2 Heal’s mission is to provide a safe & comfortable environment, where people who don’t have access to the great outdoors can enjoy outdoor experiences at no cost and with no worries.
Hunt 2 Heal is unique in that we have created an outdoor haven with a dedicated barrier free lodge and square mile property designed for people with physical disabilities.
Heroes Rising/ Arizona Elk Society - Arizona
The AES “Heroes Rising Outdoors®” mission is to provide Outdoor opportunities to returning Arizona veterans who have
been left with a disability while in the service of our nation’s military.
North American Association of Blind Sportsmen NAABS
The North American Association of Blind Sportsmen Is a nonprofit organization that helps blind and vision impaired people from all over North America take on hunting and fishing adventures that they might never dare on their own.
NubAbility Athletics Foundation - Illinois
The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth (congenital or traumatic
amputees) by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports.
NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen
Wheelin' Sportsmen provides all people with disabilities opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. NWTF chapters host Wheelin' Sportsmen events across North America where participants can enjoy activities like hunting, fishing and shooting.
Outdoor Experience 4 All
Outdoor Experience For All offers outdoor experiences to young people diagnosed with life threatening illnesses, children of fallen heroes and children with disabilities.
Our Mission is to empower the disabled to get out and rediscover a love for life after traumatic injury
Wyoming Disabled Hunters
Wyoming Disabled Hunters was founded by Wyoming residents who have a personal connection with physically challenged hunters. Our mission is to make a difference in someone’s life providing an affordable hunt.