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Disabled Sports USA

Contact Information

Neal A. Lichter, Public Info/Media Relations
451 Hungerford Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

301-217-0960 (Voice)
301-217-0968 (FAX)

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A national nonprofit, 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 disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. DS/USA's national office provides technical assistance to its local chapters and other recreation programs so they can better serve the disabled population in their communities. The organization has a nationwide network of community-based chapters. DS/USA conducts an annual “The Hartford Ski Spectacular” in Breckenridge, CO, the largest winter sports event for physically disabled people in the U.S. and “The International Challenge Track and Field” event.


Challenge Magazine, 3 issues per year


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Date Entered: 9/1/1997
Date Edited: 3/6/2013
Date Revised: 1/8/2005
Health Referral Number: HR2353
Accession Number: DP91A0884

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