Do Your Part for the Inclusion Revolution

Your involvement goes a long way in helping a child fulfill their dreams

It is the mission of Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation to create recreational teams and activities for children with disabilities. We want kids to experience unified sports, arts, music and theater-everything typical children have access to.

The inclusion revolution is happening in Downeast Maine. Get involved by contacting us today.

You could help a child reach their full potential

What began as a Special Olympics basketball team has grown into a leading resource for children with disabilities. At Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation, our purpose is to increase awareness about adaptive and unified recreational activities that exist in the state of Maine, including athletic programs, theater camps and other enrichment opportunities.

We also hope to increase access for families in need. Through the donations of generous sponsors, we can offer scholarships and grants to fund fees, travel and additional expenses associated with these recreational activities.

Are you interested in sponsoring an athlete? Contact us now.

Our mission statement

At Downeast Adaptive Youth Recreation, we strive to:

Contribute to public welfare through recreational and education activities.
Support the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge and practice in recreational sports and arts for youth with disabilities.
Promote relationships with typical peers in order to achieve the highest quality of life for children with disabilities in Maine.

To learn more about what we do, and to find out how you can make a contribution, email

How Can You Give Back?

Donating your time, talent and resources makes a huge difference in the life of a child with disabilities