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What is Sports Plus?

SPORTS PLUS is a Montgomery County Maryland based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers year-round, uniquely structured, co-ed sports and swimming programs for verbal children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 17 able to follow simple directions with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD and other developmental disabilities. These children have capabilities that fit between existing mainstream sports programs and adaptive sports programs.

 

SPORTS PLUS offers both indoor and outdoor programs that feature innovative techniques, highly trained coaches with extensive sports and special education experience, the participation of neurotypical siblings and a comfortable, supportive and productive environment for all participants and their parents.    


SPORTS PLUS programs are specifically designed to create sports, recreation and social opportunities and fill a void for children and their families that were previously unable to meaningfully participate and enjoy soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, swimming, martial arts, fitness training, floor hockey and other sports related activities. All programs do this by focusing on the ability of the participants and providing a combination of challenge and help to allow each one to reach their individual potential. 

 

A large number of area therapists, doctors, educators and treatment centers, such as the Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute and Children’s National Medical Center, regularly refer children to SPORTS PLUS programs as an adjunct to their ongoing treatments, therapies and classes. Participants currently travel from as many as fifty miles away from Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia to participate in Sports Plus programs.