Activities in Massachusetts For Adult Children With Disabilities

Numerous outdoor and indoor recreational and sports activities are available in Massachusetts.  One such program is run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) called the Universal Access Program.


The activities include boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, skating and skiing.  Most of the activities are free.


Participants must meet some basic eligibility requirements that are listed on the DCR’s website:


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The Universal Access Program’s office can be contacted at:

413.545.5353 (voice)

413.577.2200 (TTY)


The mailing address is:

Universal Access Program

Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

P.O. Box 484

Amherst, MA 01004