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Vermont Adaptive is proud to offer programs specifically designed for injured service members, veteran’s with disabilities, and their families. Since the organization’s inception, we have worked with veterans with disabilities and evolved our programs to match the changes in the needs and interests of men and women who have been injured in the line of duty.
Many years ago, Vermont Adaptive was a major destination for groups of physically disabled veterans from the Vietnam era. We then saw an increase in disabled veterans participating in sport through and after the Persian Gulf crisis. We have now entered a new era, where veterans with disabilities include those with both physical and invisible disabilities like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries.
Through the years, we have participated in national initiatives like the Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project and events, plus we continually work with our partners like Disabled Sports USA, the US Paralympics, and the United States Association of Blind Athletes. Our efforts are on a local, regional and national level.
We continue to increase our services, outreach, programs, training, and events for veterans with a disability on local, regional and national levels. We also continue to help veterans’ families while they navigate their transitional journey through rehabilitation and recovery and regaining independence. Participation in our activities is very empowering — it can help reunite families, create new relationships and assist in major life transitions.
Please email Ret. SSG Misha Pemble-Belkin, or call 802.770.0445 to reserve your spot. Please email or call at least 48 hours prior for scheduling.
September 19 – 9 – 11 a.m Ice Skating, Leddy Ice Rink, Burlington
September 20 – 9 a.m Outdoor Rock Climbing, Stowe
September 26 – 10 a.m Gondola Ride/Hike, Killington
September 29 – Team Veteran Ventures at VT50, Ascutney
October 3 – 10 a.m Apple Picking, Chapin Orchards, Essex Junction
October 14 – 12 – 3 p.m Bowling, Spare Time Bowling Alley, Colchester
October 18 – 9 a.m Outdoor Rock Climbing, Stowe
October 28 – 12 – 3 p.m Bowling, Spare Time Bowling Alley, Colchester
November 8 – 10 – Veterans Day Weekend Retreat, Killington (limited slots available)
November 11 – 12 – 3 p.m Bowling, Spare Time Bowling Alley, Colchester
November 15 – 9 a.m Outdoor Rock Climbing, Stowe
November 25 – 12 – 3 p.m Bowling, Spare Time Bowling Alley, Colchester
To learn more about specific veteran’s programs, contact Misha via email or call 802.786.4991. We are also recruiting veterans to serve as program volunteers and ambassadors. Ask Misha about these opportunities too!