AT for Adaptive Sports and Recreation

Program Description

Accessible lift moving woman into swimming poolRecorded: January 25, 2023 – Did you know that there is adaptive equipment for almost any sport? This webinar will give an overview of adaptive sports and recreation programs in Maine, and we will look at some high- and low-tech sporting devices. We will also talk with two people who will share the ways that assistive technology (AT) has enriched their sporting lives.

You will learn about:

  • Programs and resources for adaptive sports in Maine
  • Recreational and competitive adaptive sporting equipment


Melissa Bliss, MS OTR/L – Melissa is an occupational therapist and assistive technology specialist at Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in a wide variety of educational and clinical settings as an OT, including home health, nursing homes, early intervention, schools, acute care, rehab, and as a program coordinator for an AT lending library and reuse program in Portland.


Resources discussed in webinar:
Adaptive Sports and Recreation PowerPoint – PDF

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Handout – MS Word

Rev: 1/30/2023