ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our Mission

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.

Our Backround

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.

   Baseball
   Basketball

   Bowling

   Flag Football

   Floor Hockey

   Golf
   Gymnastics
   Horseback Riding  (In partnership with Ironstone Farm)

   Karate
   Skiing  (In partnership with NEHSA)

   Soccer

   Swimming

   Track Field

    Yoga


   Dances

   Outings

   Annual Awards Banquet

   College & Professional Sports Events

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Programs we offer

Towns we serve

Andover

Ayer

Billerica Chelmsford Dracut Dunstable
Everett

Groton

Haverhill
Keene, NH.

Littleton

Lowell
Malden
Merrimack,NH.
Pelham, NH
Pepperell

Tewksbury Tyngsborough Westford

Could we add your town to our list?

Benefits

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.

Lifestyle Management

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)

Bob Majeau (Since 2008)

Walter McGrail (Since 2012)
John Feeley (Since 2017)



 

 

Contact Information:

Kids In Disability Sports, Inc.

P.O. Box 1397

Lowell, MA 01853
 

Telephone Number: 1-866-712-7799
 

Dial :

1 for General Info.
2 for Registration
3 for Sports Info.
4 for Volunteer Info.

We are always looking for new members and volunteers.  For information please see our
Join Us page

 

Non-Discrimiation Policy

Kids in Disability Sports, Inc.

is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without

regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.
It is the policy of K.I.D.S.

to comply with all federal, state and local

laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy,

K.I.D.S. is committed to maintaining a work/volunteer environment that is free of unlawful

discrimination and harassment.

Accordingly,

K.I.D.S. will not tolerate discrimination

against or harassment of any of our employees, volunteers, members or any other individual at facilities

or venues utilized by K.I.D.S.

by anyone


K.I.D.S. is a 501(c)(3) Organization
© 2015 Kids In Disability Sports

 

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