Offered Programs

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

Adaptive Kayaking

Kayaking for all ages. Kayaks provided. Still-water paddling. 
*Must be able to breathe independently and hold head upright.*

2021 dates: 6/19, 7/10, 7/24, 8/21

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-4:00p with 30minute breaks for sterilization & cleaning. 6 slots available per date. You will be assigned a time slot based on your kayaking needs. 


*Registration is required* 

Registration Form Download2021UMAISEKayakingRegistration.docx

To register, please e-mail your completed registration form to:

News: A Boatload of Fun: Adaptive Kayaking Helps Patients Enjoy the Great Outdoors


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.

Current Sessions: 

September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26

Sessions held at PRC (2205 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105) 
Times: 5:30 & 6:30 sessions offered

Please see flyer for more information:  Martial Arts Therapy.docx



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 Tennis OPEN PLAY

Where: Palmer Field Tennis Courts
200 Observatory St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


When: JUNE 12TH 10:00AM-12NOON

Flyer Download:  2021UMAISETennisFlyer-updated.pdf

OPEN PLAY & GREET! Come out for this casual open play session. Meet other players for an outdoor socially distanced play time! Free to play. Registration at check-in available.

This event is geared towards wheelchair users and standing participants who may need adaptations to participate in Tennis. Sessions are geared toward participants with physical impairments. For specific equipment needs, please contact Seong-Hee Yoon.

All ages welcome!  

*Registration is required* (registration available at check-in)

Registration Form Download:  2021UMAISETennisRegistration.docx



Adaptive Tree Climbing

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

Recreational Tree Climbing for individuals of all ability levels. Why? Because it's: fun, exercise, socialization, and spending time outdoors! This activity is geared for children with special needs, ages 5 and up, and their families.

Our next tree climbing event will be taking place: Sunday, October 6th, 10a-4p 
Location: Curtiss Park, Saline MI (US 12 next to Saline River just west of town.

Please see flyer for more information:  Recreational Tree Climbing.doc
To Register, contact:


CURRENTLY ON HOLD Rollverines Wheelchair Basketball (Pediatric)

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

Practices occur: Mondays 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Competition Team) / 6:30 -7:30p (All Team - Rec & Comp.) / additional practices as needed

Competition/Travel Dates -- 3-4 tournaments expected per season, all travel is within an approximately 6 hr radius from Ann Arbor. Example of possible tournament locations include: Fort Wayne, IN; Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL; with exact tournaments TBD each season.

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


Rollverines NWBA Homepage 
INFO & REGISTRATION:  Rollverines_Basketball Flyer_2019-2020.pdf



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.


CURRENTLY ON HOLD 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.


CURRENTLY ON HOLD 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.

Registration form:   2020 Walker Soccer info_registration_updated.docx



*For any program-specific questions, or for programs without a specific contact person, please contact: 

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