Accessible Places to Live

Choosing a place to live is complicated for families caring for someone who is disabled. Considerations include public transportationaccessible schools with a good reputation of helping disabled students, as well as how convenient and accessible are local business, especially service related such as barbers, salons, restaurants and places for entertainment. Living in a community means more than having a place to stay, it also means being able to fully participate in all the amenities alongside non-disabled peers.

Accessible Places to Recreate

Taking time to explore, relax and enjoy your surroundings for families affected by chronic illness is as important, if not more so, than for anyone else. Choosing a place to visit requires additional research for people who use mobility aids and their families. From an afternoon at the park to a week’s holiday in another community or resort, being able to fully enjoy the experience depends accessibility and on how prepared staff are for people with mobility impairments.

Helpful Links

  • A Kid Again
    A Kid Again provides Hope, Happiness and Healing to families raising a child with a life-threatening condition.  We do this by offering cost free, year-round, fun filled adventures for the entire immediate family to attend.  An adventure might be a theme park, zoo, sporting event, holiday party and more.  Current chapters are located in North & South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  Other states can attend virtual sessions and receive take home adventures.
    Born Free RV
    Accessible RV manufacturer
  • Challenger Little League
    Adaptive Little League Baseball in over 40 states
  • Disability Horizons Article
    “10 of the most wheelchair accessible beaches in the world”
  • Flaghouse
    Supplier of resources for physical activity, recreation, education and special needs
  • Life Jacket-Adapted Inc.
    Special needs life preserver manufacturer
  • Morgan’s Inspiration Island
    The world’s first accessible waterpark, has been designed especially for people with mobility issues. What’s more, every visitor with a disability gets free entry. Located in San Antonio.
  • SpinLife
    Accessibility equipment retailer including pool lifts
  • Swim Gear for Kids with Special Needs
    Article with list of swim equipment for people with special needs
  • What is the America the Beautiful- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass
    Information on the Federal Parks Access Pass program that gives people who have a permanent disability free access to Federal Recreational sites.


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