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Accessible Recreation and Adaptive Fitness

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Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH)

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services - both inpatient and outpatient - to empower people with disabilities/disabled people to achieve optimum quality of life. Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties for over 60 years, CRH is the Central Coast’s premier provider of medical rehabilitation services. CRH serves people with brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and stroke-related disorders, musculoskeletal dysfunction, chronic pain, and other neurological and complex orthopedic conditions. For more information and to use their services, please visit their main services webpage here.

CRH offers a variety of Adapted Sports and Recreation programs throughout the year including:

  • Adapted Cycling (monthly)
  • Adapted Golf (weekly)
  • Adapted Kayaking (4 times/year)
  • Accessible Yoga (monthly)
  • Wheelchair Sports - Basketball/Rugby (monthly and more)

All adaptive recreation programs are held on the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus.

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The Keck Center for Outpatient Services

The Keck Center for Outpatient Services, located at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital in Santa Barbara, offers a wide array of outpatient therapy programs. All of the Keck outpatient programs include one-on-one treatment with one of our highly trained therapists. 

For more information,  please download the Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Keck Center for Outpatient Services brochure. 

Note: A physician referral is required for all of the programs. 

Contact Information:

  • Phone: Make an appointment by calling (805) 569-8900, ext. 82400

Blind Fitness of Santa Barbara

Blind Fitness is a nonprofit organization founded in 2021 by Brianna Pettit. Blind Fitness is dedicated to creating and facilitating fitness opportunities to empower individuals who are blind and visually impaired to be active. To learn more about their recreational programs and get involved, please visit their website

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Best Day Foundation

Best Day Foundation enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities that stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, & connect them with diverse populations in their community.

Some of the individuals that Best Day Foundation serves are diagnosed with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Blindness/low vision 
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Other injury, illness, or learning disability

Current Activities include:

  • Tandem surfing
  • Bodyboarding
  • Kayaking
  • SUP (stand up paddling)
  • Outrigger canoeing

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