Small Champions provides programs for physically and multi-disabled children 5 years and above as long as they remain enrolled in the Eagle County School System. Participants remain eligible for the program pending annual reviews.
A mental impairment that affects the ability to process information and/or coordinate and control the body, which limits the individuals ability to navigate the environment safely and independently. Examples may include Autism, Down syndrome, and TBI – traumatic brain injury that results in severe cognitive impairments. An IEP is required for all children with cognitive disabilities.
Any individual with a permanent physical disability that requires adaptive equipment or adaptive ski technique. Adaptive equipment may include mono skis, bi skis,
dual skis, outriggers, ski bras, walkers and harnesses.
Legally blind (20/200 in the good eye) to totally blind. Children with one good eye are not candidates. Physician diagnosis is required.
Use of sign language or lip reading as primary form of communication. This program is not for individuals that have mild hearing loss. Children who qualify wear two hearing aids and are profoundly deaf in ears, a hearing loss of 35 decibels or more in both ears.
Any single or combination of hand, arm, foot or leg.