Our Mission

To engage, evolve, and empower individuals with a disability to be involved in adaptive sport through education, coaching and advocacy. By creating a community outreach program,we increase opportunities for individuals with a disability and are a gateway to regional, national and international multi-sport competitions.

Our Vision

We use Adaptive Sports — recreational and competitive sport for youth and adults with physical impairments— as the nucleus of our effort to provide an active lifestyle for individuals with a disability.

Our Position

  • Adaptive Sports USA is a premier resource for sport and recreation opportunities in the US. We promote athletic development through education, coaching, and competition.
  • We offer a regional and national outreach network to engage, empower, and support the adaptive sport-minded community.
  • We are recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as a multi-sport organization and the sole US member of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation providing our athletes with access to international competitions.

Our History

Adaptive Sports USA was founded in 1956 as the National Wheelchair Athletic Association (NWAA). The initial impetus to organize grew out of the interests of athletes with disabilities, many who were veterans of World War II. It has now progressed to serving as a comprehensive competitive sports organization for all individuals with physical disabilities, and an organizational name change to Adaptive Sports USA.

Our Staff

Our National Office staff are based out of Colorado.

Adaptive Sports USA Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm MT
Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

  • Shelli Fazzini


    Customer Service, Membership Inquiries, ADF Account Inquiries, Accounts Payable & Receivable, Office Administration...Learn more

  • Susan Rossi


    Customer service, community relations, fundraising and fund development, leadership, marketing and outreach, operational and program planning and management, strategic partnerships (development and enhancement)...Learn more