Offered Programs

Below is a list and description of all programs offered by UMAISE throughout the year.

To see our currently running programs, please visit: Current Season Programs

Rollverines Wheelchair Basketball (Pediatric)

Competition/Travel and Recreational Teams available. Sport wheelchairs provided. Ages 5-18.
Season runs September - June

*New players can join at any point throughout the season -- please reach out to us if interested in joining mid-season


Learn how to camp with disabilities, and other special considerations. We offer indoor and outdoor, overnight camping options. Equipment provided. Families of all ages are welcome.

Adaptive & Hand Cycling

Program runs April - September.
Bikes provided, or bring your own. Group rides, fittings, and clinics. All ages.
Events are FREE of charge.

Adaptive Kayaking

Summer kayaking for all ages. Kayaks provided. Still-water paddling. 
*Must be able to breathe independently and hold head upright.
Program typically runs 1x/month, May - August.

We paddle out of Gallup Park Canoe Livery3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Sessions are offered in 1.5 hour time blocks between 9:00a-3:00p. You will be assigned a time slot based on your kayaking needs. 

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Martial Arts

Adaptive martial arts for children with disabilities. Focuses on what children can do, with adaptations made as needed by recreational and physical therapists. Classes led by martial arts instructor, Sensei Dave Reicher.
Various sessions offered throughout the year.

Sessions are held at PRC (2205 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105) 

Adaptive Soccer  ("Walker Soccer")

6 week Spring/Fall sessions offered - focusing on soccer skills for children with disabilities. Walkers, crutches, wheelchairs welcome. Ages 5-18.

Sports Club

6-week program, offering children 6-10 with mild physical and cognitive disabilities the opportunity to strengthen basic sports skills. Participants will be introduced to a new sport each week, such as: basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, etc.

Wheelchair and Adaptive Tennis 

6-week Fall season & 1x/month until June 2020.
This introduction to tennis is geared towards wheelchair users and standing participants who may need adaptations to participate in Tennis. Equipment provided. All ages welcome!  

Where: University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center
2250 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI  48104 

Adaptive Tree Climbing

Learn how to climb a tree with adaptive equipment. Pediatric priority, and then open to all ages.
2x/year (Spring & Fall).

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