Our Mission and Vision - Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation, and educational programs. Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”Our Purpose - Since 1967, Disabled Sports USA has focused on one goal: To improve the lives of wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities by providing sports and recreation opportunities. Disabilities include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, other neuromuscular/orthopedic conditions, autism and related intellectual disabilities. These sports opportunities transform the people we serve, highlighting the potential in each of us, embodied in our motto: “If I can do this, I can do anything!”Our Strength - Our unique structure as a community-based chapter network allows Disabled Sports USA to reach people across the country, through a grassroots approach that supports local chapters in identifying the needs of the communities they serve.Our Impact - Each year through our nationwide network, we serve over 60,000 youth, wounded warriors and adults through a nationwide network of over 120 community-based chapters in more than 40 states nationwide. Over 50 different sports are offered, including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, kayaking, water skiing, sailing, scuba, surfing, rafting, outrigger canoeing, fishing, hiking, golf, athletics, archery, cycling, running/wheeling, rock climbing, equestrian and others.
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Leveraging more than 110 years of combined adaptive sports experience, Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports
USA have merged to become Move United, the nation’s leading community-based adaptive sports organization. This
new organization will lead the movement to fully include people with disabilities in American society, using sport to
challenge perceptions and redefine ability for youth and adults with disabilities.
By year’s end, it is anticipated that Move United’s member network will encompass more than 200 chapters in
43 states, offering 100,000 youth and adults with disabilities opportunities to participate and compete in more
than 50 different adaptive sports. This merger delivers a robust platform for growth, fostering expansion to more
communities, with a goal to be locally available to 90% of the U.S. population by 2028, when the Olympics and
Paralympics return to the U.S.
So welcome to the new Move United magazine. Although it has a new name and a new look, you can expect the
same great content that you have come to expect from the award-winning Challenge magazine as well as additional