I am Resilience: Michael Jones

After returning from deployment, Michael Jones of the Pararescue Foundation joined the National Ability Center and the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Study for a Health and Wellness Retreat. Here is his story.

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I am National Ability Center

As a global leader in adaptive recreation, the National Ability Center provides more than a dozen adaptive recreational programs specifically designed for participants with varied abilities.

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A Message From our Board President

A message from National Ability Center Board President, Michael Kerby and his wife Michelle. Find out how you can help the National Ability Center share even more possibilities.

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I am National Ability Center: Ward & Perry Families

At the National Ability Center two families with similarly aged sons– one with high-functioning autism and the other with Muscular Dystrophy find possibilities, community and belonging.

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I am National Ability Center: 30 Years

Since its founding in 1985, the National Ability Center has touched countless lives. These are just a few stories from the past 30 years.    

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I am National Ability Center: Missy Cowley

Born with Spina Bifida, Missy Cowley has been skiing with the National Ability Center from a young age. She is unstoppable!

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I am National Ability Center: Taylor Davis

Born in South Dakota, Taylor E. Davis was adopted by a couple living in Salt Lake City.  He grew up fly fishing, rock climbing and skiing in the mountains of Utah. At the age of 18, Taylor enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., and spent the next four years assigned to 1st Battalion 1st […]

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I am National Ability Center: Ali Steenis

From an early age, Ali Steenis was fearless. Whether climbing the monkey bars despite protesting teachers or racing any boy who dared to challenge her, Ali, who was born with a visual impairment, never let her lack of sight get in the way. Her independent spirit grew when Ali’s parents enrolled her in therapeutic horseback […]

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National Ability Center Story: Madi & Ashlee

Madi has excelled with National Ability Center in our programs and and COACH Intern. Watch her story and see how opportunities for recreation, education and community can make a positive impact for individuals of all abilities and their families.

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National Ability Center Equestrian Participants: Ava & Bridgy

Watch the story of two of National Ability Center’s Equestrian participants. Learn how community, recreation, therapy and horses can change the lives of individuals of all abilities.

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National Ability Center Athlete, Anna Beninati’s Story

Anna Beninati, National Ability Center Athlete and 2018 Paralympic Hopeful tells of her experience learning to ski and becoming an athlete after the loss of her legs.

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