Mt. Tom State Reservation in Holyoke. Lead by Heidi Marie-Peterson and a small group of volunteers, about 40 students from Chicopee High School participated in three rounds of outdoor games. Students with and without intellectual disabilities were paired up as Best Buddies. The Adaptive Games program offered new Best Buddies an opportunity to get to know each other and recreate together outside of school. Cold temperatures, wet ground, and the threat of an early snowstorm did not stop anyone from having a good time on the playing field near the top of the mountain!
Thanks to Ann Demeo and Chicopee High School students for helping us test our new program, and to Cristina, Corey, Elizabeth, Emily, Samantha, Brittany and John for volunteering your time and good spirits to help make it a success!
If you are part of a disability group in Boston, Worcester or Holyoke and would like to work with Heidi to set up a customized Adaptive Games experience in a state park, contact her at 413-577-3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.