Special Outdoor Leisure Opportunities

SOLO provides outdoor winter educational and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities from St. Joseph County, Indiana in an effort order to:

  • Encourage independence and increase participation in family and community leisure opportunities
  • Educate the community regarding the capabilities of and opportunities for persons with disabilities

Skiing offers a freedom of movement that most persons with disabilities have never experienced. At the same time, it creates an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and unsurpassed confidence. A person who has difficulty walking will find themselves gliding smoothly down the hill with a new found poise and agility.

We welcome both adults and children at least 8 years of age to join us. SOLO is open to students with physical, visual, auditory, or significant mental impairments.

It took a while for winter to get going, but we had another great season of cross-country and downhill skiing! Volunteer Wayne Falda captured some of the fun out in the snow.

SOLO was recently featured on WNIT's Experience Michiana.

SOLO has also been featured recently in a column by Joe Dits in the South Bend Tribune. Click HERE to see the article.