The University of Michigan Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience (UMAISE) aims to enhance the physical, social and emotional development for people with disabilities by providing quality, local and low-cost sports and recreation opportunities throughout the lifespan.
A Sports Experience for Everyone
UMAISE provides affordable access to a variety of sports opportunities for all ages and abilities. From competitive sports to more laid-back recreational activities, from one-time clinics to full sports seasons, UMAISE aims to help everyone find their inner athlete.
- Tree Climbing
- Martial Arts
- Sports Club
Additional details, contacts, and registration forms are available on our Current Programs Page
Run by Professionals
UMAISE sports programs are designed, organized, and run by the health professionals of Michigan Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Our staff members understand how bodies move and work in the athletic world. Our event volunteers, supervised under these professionals, come from organizations that are familiar to the University of Michigan family. When needed, we also have opportunity to bring in wheelchair specialists, to ensure a proper fit and use of a sports chair.
Utilizing Local Resources
From a towering walnut tree in a local park, to the calm waters of the Huron River at the Gallup Park accessible boat launch, to the welcoming gym of an Ann Arbor church, we utilize local resources to house our adaptive sports programs in the community where our participants live. We hope this will allow participants to participate regularly to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Affordable Access to Athletics
UMAISE recognizes that making sports accessible to all people includes making it affordable to all people. Providing access to sports experiences without additional financial burdens on participants and families is important to us. We strive to cover as much of the cost of the experience as possible through generous donors and other University of Michigan resources.
UMAISE in the Press
Med Inn Building, Room C640
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48197
Interested in volunteering? Please request access to our volunteers mailing list -- UMAISE Volunteers