AbilityPLUS, Inc.

Providing Outdoor Adaptive Recreation in the Mt. Washington Valley

aka Mt. Washington Valley Adaptive Sports   |   Glen, NH   |  http://www.mwvas.org

Mission

To offer increased access to athletic and recreational opportunities for persons with physical and mental disabilities that will create freedom, promote independence, support inclusion and help those individuals and their families discover their full social, mental and athletic potential.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Laura Scrimshaw

Founder/Chairperson

Mark Shepherd

Main address

PO Box 1447

Glen, NH 03838 USA

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EIN

04-3367707

NTEE code info

Winter Sports (Snow and Ice) (N68)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adaptive Alpine Skiing

AbilityPLUS endeavors to create full access skiing activities for the disabled population in the northeast through partnerships with existing sports and recreation facilities. Thousands of participants of all ages with both physical and mental disabilities have benefited from AbilityPLUS adaptive skiing programs. Funds raised are for equipment, volunteer training, low-income sponsorships and general operations.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

AbilityPlus has equipment and instructors to allow participants with all types of physical and/or cognitive challenges to enjoy alpine skiing/boarding. First time to experienced participants are welcome.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans

Individual lessons during the winter are open to participants with physical and/or cognitive challenges.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Veterans
Adults
Preteens
Children

A summer adaptive cycling program with adaptive bicycles and instructors on local trails. This is a 4 to 6 week program by reservation for participants who live with physical and/or cognitive challenges.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children
Preteens
Young adults
Seniors

Warm weather hikes with instructors/guides begin in May. Participants who live with physical and/or cognitive challenges are invited to enjoy hikes in the Mt. Washington Valley. (Easy to Difficult)

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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AbilityPLUS, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Shepherd

Shepherd Financial Partners

Term: 1997 - 2030

Jon Erickson

Mik Oyler

Lynette Pierce

Olivier Roguet

Thomas Doucette

Liz Craviero

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/26/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability