TASP provides comprehensive training for our professional instructors and volunteers to ensure safe operations. We evaluate individual needs and goals and provide proper adaptive equipment and setup. Ski methods include mono-ski, bi-ski, dual-ski, 3-track, 4-track and adaptations of skis or snowboard, and guiding techniques for blind skiers. Instruction includes adaptive techniques, proper use of adaptive equipment and appropriate terrain for the student's skill level. TASP maintains confidential reports on all students to monitor progress and changes, to provide continuity from year to year, and, if a change in staffing is necessary, between lessons.
TASP participants experience a wide variety of benefits including improved balance, muscle tone, flexibility and mobility. They also gain greater self-confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, which help build healthy relationships. Experiencing these educational outdoor activities and progressing or excelling in a sport on an equal level with able-bodied peers, allow participants to move forward much faster than traditional, less fun therapies.
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