Focus on Abilities

“I have a Disability yes that’s true, but all that really means is I may have to take a slightly different path than you.”

-Robert M. Hensel

Adaptive sports are beneficial both physically and psychologically.  LASP instills a sense of achievement, independence and inclusion in its students lives.


LASP offers lessons to persons with virtually all disabilities, both physical and cognitive. The operative word in this program is ‘adaptive’.  If someone wants to ski, the dedicated and enthusiastic Lounsbury volunteers will do everything they can to find a way to get them out on the slopes.  The focus is always on what a student can do, not on what they can’t.  A single lesson usually involves two instructors and sometimes three depending on the severity of the student’s disability and the type of adaptive ski equipment required. 


Examples of some of our more frequently encountered disabilities are spinal cord injuries, amputations, Down's syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, hearing impairment, autism and developmental delay.