IOTI - Adaptive Recreation and Ability Awareness

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One in 5 Utahans live with some sort of adaptive need. This grant will help to expand the opportunities and trainings to underserved populations statewide.

In conjunction with the Office of Outdoor Recreation, a baseline survey of adaptive recreation programs provided by school districts, local governments, non profits and federal agencies within Utah will be conducted.

Utilizing the baseline data, the program will identify 4 key regions within Utah in which to host regional 2-day trainings.

An online platform will be established to serve as an online resource for training participants to continue their development, pose questions and keep aware of current opportunities within Utah to help fund adaptive recreation programs.

A post study will be covered by the National Ability Center with the goal for the Office of Outdoor Recreation to take over and administer every 3 years to provide data to adaptive organizations within the state.

The impact of this program will create a positive shift in attitudes within communities towards individuals with disabilities thereby creating social change.