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Adaptive Sports Program

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Marathon Team Breaks Boundaries

Marathon Team Breaks Boundaries

Participating in sports helps players learn to be physically active after injury. It builds confidence by helping them compete and achieve fitness goals.

All Kinds of Sports for All Kinds of Players

All Kinds of Sports for All Kinds of Players

Our staff trains players in a wide variety of sports customized to the individual’s ability, and helps them stretch their skills in a fun and supportive setting.

Introducing The Dr. Charles E. Silberstein Stadium

Introducing The Dr. Charles E. Silberstein Stadium

Many adaptive sports athletes play on the new multi-purpose, state-of-the-art sports field named after a long-time Kennedy Krieger Institute physician.

National Championship Adaptive Sports Teams

National Championship Adaptive Sports Teams

Kennedy Krieger’s sled hockey team has won first place two years running at USA Hockey’s Youth Disabled Hockey Festival.

Promoting Recovery and Fitness After Injury

Promoting Recovery and Fitness After Injury

Participating in sports helps players learn to be physically active after injury. It builds confidence by helping them compete and achieve fitness goals.

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, our commitment to lifelong health extends beyond the hospital or classroom walls. We believe that individuals of all abilities should have the opportunity to lead active, healthy, and independent lives. Participation in sports and recreational activities helps make this possible. We offer a range of programs that are both competitive and recreational to fit a range of abilities. Through these activities, we help children and adults achieve goals many thought were impossible.

All activities in the Adaptive and Rehabilitative Sports Program are supervised by experienced staff, including recreational and physical therapists, and take into account individual needs and abilities. Adaptive equipment is available when necessary.

The program is open to current and former students and patients, as well as individuals living in the community who are interested in trying out a new activity or resuming a sport or activity they previously enjoyed. Prior experience is not required to participate in any activity.

Whether through wheelchair football, ice skating, handcycling, or wheelchair lacrosse, individuals with disabilities can rebuild their strength and sense of independence while they increase body awareness, build self-confidence, learn new life skills, and make new friends.

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WBAL-TV: Kennedy Krieger Athletes Get New Adaptive Sports Field
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WMAR: Kennedy Krieger Institute Opens Accessible Sports Complex
The Baltimore Sun: Paralympic Superstar Tatyana McFadden Takes on a New Challenge at Winter Games in Sochi
Chicago Tribune: Tatyana McFadden
The Baltimore Sun: A Long Road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden Sisters
USA Today: NYC Marathon: Tatyana McFadden Completes Slam
Cleveland.com: With Deep Cleveland roots, Paralympians Tatyana McFadden and Dartanyon Crockett Inspire at Gateway to Gold Event
Los Angeles Times: 2014 Sochi Paralympics: U.S. Skier Tatyana McFadden Wins Silver

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