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SouthEastern Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program (SEWASP)
Disabled Sports USA
SEWASP (pronounced "see-wasp") provides adaptive alpine skiing and snowboard lessons for people with disabilities in southeastern Wisconsin and surrounding areas. SEWASP is a community effort of: Our Participants; Dedicated Volunteers; Generous Sponsors; IndependenceFirst, Wisconsin’s largest non-residential independent living center. SEWASP is a not-for-profit 501c(3) non-stock corporation licensed in Wisconsin as a charitable organization and is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. We rely on contributions to support all functions of our ski school. Our mission is carried out with an all-volunteer board of directors and volunteer ski/snowboard instructors. SEWASP provides lessons for participants with all types of disabilities including: motor and physical (spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), spina bifida, etc.); cognitive (brain injury, mental retardation, etc.); sensory (blindness and other visual impairments, deafness and other hearing impairments, etc.). The program provides adaptive ski equipment and equipment fitting. Equipment provided includes bi-skis and mono-skis for participants who may sit down when they ski. Some skiers have their own equipment.