Endless Potential

SABAH works with special needs athletes of all ages through programs in coordination with Buffalo Public Schools and private schools, as well as a number of community programs open and available to Western New York students.

Special Needs Programs

SABAH Programs in Schools

SABAH currently works with over twenty schools in the Buffalo area, providing much-needed fitness and sports programs to special needs students.

  • SABAH’s largest program and the only program of its type in the United States, the School Day Adaptive Ice Skating (SDAIS) program uses adaptive equipment and specialized instructional strategies to engage students in a diverse range of activities on the ice.
  • SABAH also provides adaptive turf-based physical education over the summer months to children challenged by disability and economic disadvantage.

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Special Needs
Recreational Fitness Programs

SABAH offers community-based ice skating—even adaptive ice hockey—for special needs athletes all year long. And while SABAH might have been born on the ice, we now also offer special needs athletes of all ages the opportunity to participate in year-round turf-based adaptive sports activities.

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SABAH’s Commitment to Special Needs

SABAH works with special needs athletes of all ages who face challenges of any type and severity, including:

  • ADHD
  • Amputation
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital myopathy
  • Developmental delays
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional and behaviorial disabilities
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hearing impairment
  • Heart transplants
  • Hemophilia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
  • Psychological disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Speech impairments
  • Spina bifida
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vision impairments
  • Williams syndrome (WS) or Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS)

If you would like to get involved with SABAH,

we offer a lot of different ways for you to contribute your time and your support. Feel free to contact us for more information.