ABLE Youth is the only organization of its kind, located in Nashville, Tennessee, to provide opportunities for youth who use wheelchairs in learning independence, skills and sports. Above all else, we strive for our participants to learn the importance of complete independence in all activities of daily living, which in turn, leads to self-esteem, motivation and a desire to excel. The children are taught The ABLE Way – to Adapt, Believe, Love and Enjoy life.
Super Sports Saturdays, held once a month at the Williamson County Recreation Center, is the cornerstone of ABLE Youth. Our youngest preschool Tiny Tots start with learning wheelchair mobility, transfers, how to dress, bathe and perform other self-care routines. Older children are introduced to advanced chair skills, problem-solving skills as it pertains to independent living, and driving a car with hand controls.
Super Sports Saturdays also introduces children to sports, such as basketball, tennis, rugby and wheelchair racing. Not all of our participants are full-time wheelchair users, but all have lower limb disabilities that make instruction in independence skills beneficial and effect their participation in community sports leagues.
Older children are also invited to our yearly weekend-long Independence Camp and to meet for one-on-one home and community based independence training.
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