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Disability-related social clubs and sports. Social: Organizations that provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to meet and socialize with others through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, events for children and other companionable activities. Sports: Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities. Disability Related Sports (PL-7000.3150)

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
PO Box 20554
Albuquerque, NM 87154
Address:
PO Box 20554
Albuquerque, NM 87154
Email: abqjoy@yahoo.com
Services Provided:

Expressions of Joy is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing the joy of music to adults with special needs in the Albuquerque, NM community. Expressions of Joy has an email newsletter interested parties can sign up, or visit our Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/ABQJoy/?pageid=207489559281869&ftentidentifier=3324023407628453&padding=0, for additional follow-up and updates.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
202 Central Avenue SE, Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-332-9164
Address:
202 Central Avenue SE, Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-332-9164
Email: info@abetterwaynm.org
Services Provided:

Since 2001, ABWL has served the Greater Albuquerque Community as a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. The aim is to collaborate with others to provide the essential assistance for persons with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives, including employment, education, leisure, and relationships. ABWL also educates others about the challenges that persons with developmental impairments experience. ABWL provides community outreach information such as events and fundraisers.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/23/2022
2225 E Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575-521-2080
Address:
2225 E Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575-521-2080
Fax: 575-523-8551
Services Provided:

Angel Care of NM, Inc. provides Family Living, Customized Group and Individual Community Support, Respite, and Speech-Language Therapy. Angel Care of NM is a locally owned, New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Waiver & Mi Via Waiver Provider serving persons with developmental disabilities & their families. 24-Hour assistance is provided to individuals by a family member, companion, or surrogate. Substitute care is available. Assistance is also available to support individuals and provide primary caregiver relief from their care duties. A monthly calendar of events is published and reminders are sent about upcoming activities. Bilingual clinical evaluation and treatment services are also available.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/23/2022
CARC, Inc View on Map
902 W Cherry Ln
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: 575-887-1570
Address:
902 W Cherry Ln
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Phone: 575-887-1570
Email: info@carcinc.org
Services Provided:

CARC offers child and adult services including FIT and child development services, adult habilitation, work services, supported employment, nursing, money management, socialization, and opportunities for the Special Olympics. CARC also supports individuals throughout their life span and improves quality of life by providing transportation, therapy pool, on-call services, case management, crisis intervention, and other activities and life skills.

Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
Young Life View on Map
Nationwide Provider
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: 877-438-9572
Nationwide Provider
Address:
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: 877-438-9572
Toll Free Phone: 877-438-9572
Fax: 719-381-1750
Services Provided: Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 states.

Some Young Life areas have dedicated programs for students and young adults with disabilities, typically referred to as Young Life Capernaum. Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.

[https://www.younglife.org/Locator/Pages/default.aspx Use the online finder] to locate a local Young Life and find out about their programs.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/14/2020