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Access2adventure (a2a) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for people with physical disabilities. We provide unique opportunities to participate in a variety of sports, recreational activities and adventure travel. A2a is based in Rhode Island and serves the southern New England community. Access2adventure is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2004. access2adventure is the only Rhode Island Chapter of Disabled Sports USA. DS/USA is a national non-profit 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. Goals: To facilitate physical and psychological rehabilitation through sports, recreation, education and social activities; To increase public awareness of the capabilities of persons with physical disabilities; To develop and maintain strong relationships with organizations serving persons with physical disabilities; To serve as a source of information about sports and recreational opportunities in southern New England; To provide support for other chapters of DS/USA as well as other community-based organizations with similar purposes; To promote the full utilization of existing programs and facilities available to persons with disabilities; To encourage people with physical disabilities to be actively involved with access2adventure and DS/USA, including planning events, making suggestions for future programs, etc; To teach good sportsmanship, encourage competitive spirit, and foster independence throughout program activities.