Telluride Adaptive Sports is proud to announce an incredibly successful two day program benefiting students with disabilities from the Saint Michael’s School for Special Education in the Navajo Nation.
This program not only exposed St. Michael’s students to the joys and wonders of winter adventure, but incorporated local 5th and 6th graders from the Telluride Mountain School and employed them as enthusiastic and highly effective volunteer assistant instructors. Mountain Schoolers had been prepping for the event for weeks. Preparations included on-snow training at TASP to gain an understanding of various adaptive tools and techniques, as well as develop a familiarity with disability etiquette and sensitivity. This hands-on experience, coupled with a classroom discussion, proved the Mountain School students to be incredibly thoughtful and sensitive individuals and very much ready to take on the responsibility of being an assistant instructor with the program.