Central Texas adaptive Sports

Austin Rec’ers Wheelchair Basketball
The Austin Recers is a nonprofit community based wheelchair basketball team which serves Austin’s citizens with physical disabilities.  The team provides recreational activities and social integration for team roster members and their families.  In addition, the Austin Recers reach out to provide community education and disability awareness.

Eels on Wheels
The Eels on Wheels adaptive scuba program provides people with the opportunity to scuba dive at their own ability level by certifying divers through the Handicapped Scuba Association( HSA ). They are able to meet the needs of virtually anyone wishing to be a SCUBA diver regardless of any physical or mental limitations.

Camp for All
A unique camping and retreat facility that strives to enrich the lives of people with special needs. Facility activities include a challenge ropes course, fishing, kayak and canoeing, horseback riding, swimming pool, art and crafts, and much more.

Turning P.O.I.N.T.
Turning P.O.I.N.T offers people with disabilities the opportunity to develop self-esteem and confidence through participation in adapted outdoor adventures.  Activities include adaptive fishing, waterskiing, rock climbing, sail-boating, and jet-skiing activities.  Turning P.O.I.N.T. also sponsors an annual National Handicapped Bass Tournament.

Austin Blades
The Austin Blades is a Sled Hockey team for kids, teens and adults. We provide an on ice skating experience for children and adults with physical disabilities by introducing them to the competitive sport of sled hockey.  Our program allow individuals with physical challenges to be a part of a competitive sport team just like able bodied individuals. 

Texas Adaptive Aquatics
Texas Adaptive Aquatics, based out of Houston, offers an adaptive water skiing program that allows people with physical and/or mental disabilities the opportunity to discover the thrill and excitement of water skiing, sailing, and kayaking. Programs are available to physically and/or mentally challenged individuals or groups with the desire to learn how to water ski for the first time, or to rediscover an activity thought to have been lost due to an accident or injury.  Their aim is to help participants improve their skiing ability and skills so they can enjoy skiing away from the clinics with their family and friends. 

The Veloway
The Veloway at Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park is a 23’ wide, 3.1 miles (5K) long concrete bicycle tract that traverses the natural terrain The veloway offers a safe place to roll in wheelchairs or hand bikes. 

All Can Ski
The San Antonio Sports Foundation sponsors a variety of sporting events throughout the year, including an adaptive water ski clinic on the Sea World ski lake (offered in conjunction with Texas Adaptive Aquatics).

Sundragon Martial Arts and Self-Defense
Classes focus on issues such as safety awareness, assertive body language and escaping from grabs.  Instructors are able to work with “most limitations that students might have,” according to head instructor Joy Williamson. Scholarships available for people in need of financial aid.

Texas Parks and Recreation

Exploring the great outdoors can be difficult when you have limited mobility. Many state parks offer some accessible features. These include trails, campsites, restrooms or exhibits.Texas Park and Wildlife provides a complete list of accessible parks. You can also find a list of accessible wildlife viewing sites as well as fishing sites.

McBeth Recreation Center
McBeth offers a variety of meaningful recreation experiences to enhance quality of life for adults and children with disabilities.  Ongoing evening activities include cooking classes, adaptive bowling, bingo, crafts, gardening, and creative arts programs.  A recreational day program for adults with disabilities is also offered.

Special events include the Very Special Arts Festival in the spring, and Rock the Boat, a canoe and kayak clinic. Facilities include a multipurpose room, kitchen, craft room, game room, activity room, outdoor and picnic areas.  Staff to participant ratios varies from 1:4 to 1:15 depending on the type of program and the special needs of the participants.

LCRA – McKinney Roughs Nature Park
Please contact for information about guided raft, canoe, or kayak trips and adaptive challenge course.