CHD’s Disability Resource Program Center for Human Development (CHD)

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Contact Information

Center for Human Development (CHD)
Contact: Jessica Levine, Program Manager
Email Address: nbazanchuk@chd.org
Phone: 413 788-9695 xProgram
Alternate Phone: 800 232-0510 xAgency
Fax: 413 221-9532

332 Birnie Ave Springfield, MA 01107
Area Served: West

Map Location CHD's Disability Resource Program

Narrative

Child Health and Human Development Disability Resources is open to all individuals with physical or visual disabilities. Through a variety of activities, from adaptive sports and recreational outings to social gatherings and educational events, we seek to enhance the self-confidence, interactive skills and physical abilities of program participants.

Adaptive Sports and Activities: A variety of adaptive sports provide barrier-free recreational and competitive opportunities for people of all skill levels and age groups, as well as their family and friends. The athletic programs run year-round and include wheelchair basketball, soccer, hockey, cycling, golf, swimming and more . Equipment is available to borrow for a nominal fee, such as: handcycles, sport wheelchairs, bi-ski, mono-skis, and bowling equipment. Social outings include movies, dinners, or concerts. A membership fee of $35 per year is requested to help offset program and equipment costs. Members receive reduced rates on activities, special events and equipment loans, as well as a subscription to the monthly newsletter.

Information, Referral, and Library Services: Child Health and Human Development Disability Resources has information on a network of agencies and services throughout the Pioneer Valley. Our staff can answer questions, provide phone numbers and addresses, and offer direction and support on issues relevant to individuals with disabilities and their families. We also have a resource library made up of books and videos on a wide variety of topics.

Community Presentations: Whether addressing school children or business professionals, our presentations are designed to address questions, concerns and ideas about physical disabilities. Adapted play, such as wheelchair soccer, can also be incorporated to increase understanding and fun!

Service Types

  • Equipment Loan
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Case Management
  • Communication
  • Information/Referral
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Growth Disorders
  • Heart Disorder
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Polio
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: Accreditation
  • Fees: Personal Funds