THERAPEUTIC RIDING LINKS

PATH
Since 1969, PATH (formerly known as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association - NARHA) has provided Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) programs in the United States and Canada through its network of nearly 800 member centers. Each year, dozens of new centers initiate new programs and more than 38,000 individuals with disabilities benefit from activities which include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, driving, interactive vaulting, and competition.

American Hippotherapy Association
American Hippotherapy Association Inc. (AHA, Inc.) promotes the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy in physical, occupational and speech-language therapy sessions for people living with disabilities. Hippotherapy has been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development as well as emotional well-being.

Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors and to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.



DISABILITIES LINKS

Alliance for People with Disabilities
The Alliance for People with Disabilities is the result of over 30 years of dedicated service to the disabled.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Autism Resources
This website offers information and links regarding the developmental disabilities autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

Autism Society of America
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum.

The Child Health Site
The Child Health Site is dedicated to funding simple and very effective preventatives and treatments with the goal of robust child health around the globe.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities
Find the best colleges to help you meet your goals. Learn more about the schools and programs in your area.

Disabled Sports USA (DS/USA)
A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability.

Down Syndrome Resources Online
This website offers information and links regarding Down syndrome, the most prevalent genetic cause of learning or intellectual disabilities.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families.

National Sports Center for the Disabled
The mission of the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is to provide quality outdoor sports and therapeutic recreation programs that positively impact the lives of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges.

Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)
The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) serves the 70,000 adults and children who live with spina bifida. SBAA has served as the nation's only voluntary health agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with spina bifida and those whose lives they touch.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

World Association of Persons with Disabilities
WAPD accepts and assists all local, state, national organizations and groups and individuals throughout the world as part of our association or vice-versa whenever the need exists. We are non-profit, non-political, and do not compete for funding from philanthropic groups that would assist the other organizations.



GENERAL INFO LINKS

City of Colorado Springs
See what is going on around Colorado Springs when you are not at PPTRC.

Latigo
Our Mission -To serve as the focused hub of youth equestrian and agricultural activity through a first-class facility, partnerships, programs and proactive community outreach.
Founded by the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation


Memorial Hospital
The mission of Memorial Hospital is to optimize the health, safety and comfort of our patients, their families and the community we serve by providing the best and most sensitive professional care and service.

St. Paws Thrift Store
A charitable store where all the money you spend is used to help dogs, cats, horses, bunnies and other companion animals. Please support their organization by donating any new or gently used item. They accept ALL donations! No donation is too big or too small.

Cartridges for Kids
A recycling program that pays non-profits cash for ink cartridges, cell phones, PDA's, laptops, iPods, video games, and digital cameras.













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