Special Needs Program in Schools

SABAH offers two curriculum based, adaptive recreational programs for students challenged by disability from the Western New York region. Both the School Day Adaptive Ice Skating program and The Children’s Guild Foundation’s Summer Athletes Bold At Heart program integrate movement with New York Common Core Standards and life skill developmen

School Day Adaptive Ice Skating (SDAIS)

SABAH’s largest program, the School Day Adaptive Ice Skating (SDAIS) program serves students who are both economically challenged and challenged by physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities or a combination of disabilities.

As the only program of its type in the United States, students’ individual developmental goals are achieved through the use of adaptive equipment and specialized instructional strategies.

The Children’s Guild Foundation’s Summer Athletes Bold at Heart

SABAH also provides adaptive turf-based physical education over the summer months, with a curriculum specially designed for children challenged by disability and economic disadvantage in the region’s schools.

I cannot say in less than one million words just how AMAZING the SABAH program has been for my class.  They were able to challenge themselves and get out of their comfort zone.  Many of them were nervous and yet felt an enormous amount of pride during the show as well as new sport events.  My class learned patience, teamwork, manners, perseverance, and many more skills through the SABAH program.  I consider us very lucky to have this opportunity.  Thank  you times 1000!!

Jena Zubricky

Starpoint School District