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Kids In Disability Sports, Inc.
Kids in Disability Sports, Inc. ("K.I.D.S.") has been enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities for twenty six years through sports and recreation. Our members grow in confidence and ability while participating in our programs. We utilize various types of recreational therapies and work in partnership with other organizations to build these opportunities. Members of K.I.D.S. establish life-long friendships and parents have the added benefit of contact with other families. We all work together to build a caring community based on trust and support. Sports and recreation bring satisfaction and enjoyment to individuals with disabilities, and our goal is to provide a safe environment in which our members can perform to the best of their abilities, while enjoying the same opportunities as everyone else.
After 27 years, we are still "kids at heart"!
Our Sponsors/ Supporters
To improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through sports, social, recreational and therapeutic programs; thus building confidence, character and self esteem, while teaching the value of teamwork and cooperation. Every child should have equal access to sports, social and life skill opportunities.
Founded in 1995, Kids in Disability Sports, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.
Providing social and recreational opportunities for individuals with special needs is the main goal of this Lowell, Massachusetts based group. K.I.D.S. began by offering a specialized basketball program in 1995. K.I.D.S. quickly grew from a small idea providing for an "unseen" population, into an organization that serves individuals and families throughout the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. Today, fifteen specialized athletic programs are available. K.I.D.S. also hosts dances, awards banquets, social activities and recreational events throughout the year.
Horseback Riding (In partnership with Ironstone Farm)
Kayaking (in partnership with NEHSA)
Skiing (In partnership with NEHSA)
Annual Awards Banquet
College & Professional Sports Events
Programs we offer
Towns we serve
Billerica Chelmsford Dracut
Tewksbury Tyngsborough Westford
Could we add your town to our list?
K.I.D.S. programs provide individuals with special needs the opportunity to get involved, learn new skills and develop long-term, meaningful relationships. These programs promote healthier lifestyles and encourage people to compete to the best of their individual abilities. Some of the additional benefits that K.I.D.S. members experience include greater self-esteem and confidence, gained friendships and the value of new experiences. K.I.D.S. believes that social integration in leisure and recreational environments leads to increased independence and a greater quality of life for all participants. K.I.D.S. is directed and completely staffed by volunteers. Parents, family, friends and community members come together to coach, organize and support all of the K.I.D.S. programs and events.
Another factor that makes K.I.D.S. unique is the positive impact made in families' lives. Many parents of individuals with special needs feel isolated and alone, not knowing where to turn for help, or how to cope with the challenges that having a child with special needs presents. This sense of community and a safe, family-friendly environment at K.I.D.S., helps to provide parents with an opportunity to reach out, share information and develop friendships that are just as strong and important as those developed by their children. The sense of normalcy, acceptance and understanding that K.I.D.S. provides is invaluable. .
Our Board of Directors...
Marc Allison ,President (since 2015)
Angela Busby,Vice President (Since 2011)
Nancy Gray, Treasurer (Since 2012)
Denise Mercier, Secretary (Since 2004)
Walter McGrail (Since 2012)
Jeff Boian (Since 2021)
Jennifer Kopcinski (Since 2022)
Kelly Proulx (Since 2022)
We are always looking for new members and volunteers. For information please see our
Join Us page
Kids In Disability Sports, Inc.
P.O. Box 1397
Lowell, MA 01853
Telephone Number: 1-866-712-7799
1 for General Info.
2 for Registration
3 for Sports Info.
4 for Volunteer Info.