Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Brilliant Companies and Organizations

  • Equestrian Therapy Riding is a unique program that pairs children’s bodies’ needs with gentle horses & physical therapists. Find a stable that is trained in your area using the website locater. Go to the Equine Therapy Directory on the top menu and scroll down to find your state & any stables near you or click on the Equine Therapy Near Me locator & click on the blue bar (under the map) to see therapy centers by your location. This isn’t the most user friendly site but has PATH certified stables around the USA &Canada.
  • Penguin Project is a stellar and growing program that uses ‘artists’ & ‘mentors’ to create a well established production. Check their website &your local theatre group to see if it’s available & if not, consider creating one of your own.
  • A Doll Like Me is one woman’s handiwork making & giving dolls uniquely designed to match their recipient child–a g-tube, a seeing eye cane, a prosthetic– each doll represents the unique medical challenges of the child.
  • Izzy Wheels is a happy way to decorate a wheelchair. Add art, color & personality to a vital piece of equipment. Add fun to function!
Izzy Wheel’s founders and sisters, Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, with a set of wheel covers
  • CCMoo Clothing is a creative clothing company that creates adaptive wear to accommodate medical equipment and personal devices.
  • Adaptive Adventures is for individuals & families who are particularly active in the great outdoors.
my daughter downhill skiing