How WSIC Works

WSICF works with adults and kids with physical disabilities, including amputations and paralysis, to become involved with active sports. To accomplish this, WSICF partners with supportive prosthetics and adaptive equipment providers for running legs, sit skis, hand cycles and much more. WSIC provides selected participants with a grant that will cover the cost of the equipment as well as all other activity related expenses.

Once fitted with the appropriate equipment, WSICF will provide expert coaching to get the disabled athlete competent with their new sport. WSICF can currently assist participants in the following sporting activities and outdoor recreations:

  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Swimming
  • And more…

All participants will be linked with a Resource Coordinator who will maintain strong working relationships with providers and community partners in order to offer resources and supportive services for the ongoing needs and challenges participants may face. The Coordinator will also assist participants with accessing appropriate clinical and/or therapeutic services needed to maintain their mental health needs and to ensure positive emotional health and recovery

Through educational organizations WSICF focuses on motivating and inspiring those that need to understand they can help themselves and how to begin. WSICF will build communication platforms to boost societal awareness and sensitivity to people with disabilities. As a result, WSICF will help provide role models and motivation for everyone “able-bodied” or “differently-abled.”