Core Curriculum

4.) Transfers & Adaptive Recreation

Many people with disabilities need and/or want assistance getting into and out of adaptive sports equipment, especially after a long day of physical exertion. In this session, we will explore techniques, best practices, and technology to reduce the exposure to hazards faced by people executing a transfer and by the person being transferred.
  • Credits, Disclaimer, & Credentialing
  • What is a "Transfer"?
  • Three Types of Transfers
  • Who Needs a Transfer?
  • When to Offer Help?
  • How Many Helpers?
  • "Set the Stage"
  • Communication is Key
  • Safe Body Position
  • Top & Tail - Full Transfer
  • Fireman's Carry - Full Transfer
  • Transfer Equipment - Overview
  • Accessible Kayak Launches
  • Transfer Benches, Slings, MId-Points
  • Conclusion
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed