Welcome to the National Ability Center! For over 38 years, we have been committed to serving our non-profit mission, providing a safe, inclusive, and uplifting environment for people with disabilities. We are proud to offer a place where individuals can practice and develop their individual goals and life-long skills, and cultivate independence and self-advocacy.
We believe everyone should be able to thrive and experience the joy of recreation. We not only work to support individuals with disabilities through adaptive recreation, but we also live our brand outside of work. Recreation is not just a job for us; it’s a way of life.
GET TO KNOW OUR MISSION
At NAC we are driven by a powerful belief: a disability should never stand in the way of living a vibrant, active, and fulfilling life. We refuse to accept a world where barriers and exclusion prevent individuals with disabilities from accessing recreational opportunities and experiencing the joy of full participation.
Too often, people with disabilities experience a lack of accessibility to recreational opportunities while facing discrimination and exclusion. Our why is rooted in the desire to bridge this gap, shatter misconceptions, and challenge the perception of limitations. We firmly believe that regardless of ability, every person deserves the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow.
The National Ability Center is located in the beautiful destination of Park City, Utah, just 40 mins from Salt Lake City International Airport. Nestled on 26 acres, aptly called “The Ranch,” you can experience the wild yet surprisingly accessible nature of Utah just outside our doors. We also operate from a basecamp in scenic Moab, which offers even more adventure opportunities like day and overnight whitewater rafting trips.
The NAC is where participants awaken to boundless possibilities, where everyone can challenge their abilities and achieve their personal best.
How it all began
In collaboration with Clemson University, San Diego Diplomacy Council and Kids Play International, we promote social change for underserved youth – primarily those with disabilities – in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Myanmar and Thailand, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
This project, Adaptive Sports for Social Change (ASSC), provides sports trainings for youth, coaches and sports administrators that will help to establish sustainable life-changing sports programs.