|The Austine School rafts up for a photo.|
So says Shari Annis of the Austine School for the Deaf of Brattleboro, Vermont. I met this boisterous group again today at D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen and love the way they take full advantage of all the Universal Access Program has to offer. I also saw them this week canoeing in Barton Cove and they'll be cycling in Hadley with All Out Adventures again on Friday. The kids are full of energy and their hoots and hollers could be heard across the lake.
|Bob Posner paddles independently with hand supports.|
I finally got to see the "pallows" in use at this program, when Craig (who's last name I don't yet know) used one under his knees for comfort. Alyssa, our lifeguard also uses these supports, proving that extra cushioning helps everyone. Both staff and participants love using prototype seat cushions and pallows from Danmar Products, which recycles scrap foam from the manufacturing of other products into these nifty items.
There is only one kayaking program left at D.A.R. State Forest this summer, on August 18. To register, call All Out Adventures at 413-527-8980.