To safely enjoy our beaches, in addition to the basic “beach stuff”, people with disabilities also require specialized equipment, multiple trained professionals to assist them and other very costly necessities. Without beach mats, specialized chairs and lots of trained help their ability to enjoy the beach stops where the sand begins.

Many gyms, leisure centers, and swimming pools lack proper access, lifts and automatic doors, making them “no-go zones” for the disabled. Common barriers for people with disabilities also include high membership fees, inaccessible locker rooms, lack of specialized equipment or appropriately trained staff.

Now is the time to remove these barriers to make South Florida a beacon of accessibility.

To safely enjoy our beaches, in addition to the basic “beach stuff”, people with disabilities also require specialized equipment, multiple trained professionals to assist them and other very costly necessities. Without beach mats, specialized chairs and lots of trained help their ability to enjoy the beach stops where the sand begins.

Many gyms, leisure centers, and swimming pools lack proper access, lifts and automatic doors, making them “no-go zones” for the disabled. Common barriers for people with disabilities also include high membership fees, inaccessible locker rooms, lack of specialized equipment or appropriately trained staff.

Now is the time to remove these barriers to make South Florida a beacon of accessibility.

For people with disabilities, recreation and exercise are critical for their health and well-being. These activities are essential in avoiding chronic illness or physical and psychological complications related to their condition.

However, inaccessible gyms and locker rooms, lack of proper equipment and inadequately trained personnel act as barriers for the disabled in many communities. Moreover, nearly 5 million Floridians and untold numbers of visitors are forced to sit on the sidelines because they cannot physically navigate our beautiful white sand and refreshing ocean waves in a wheelchair. 

Together we can build an adaptive beach & recreation center

The nation’s first fully accessible center of it’s kind with beach access.

You can make this dream a reality for so many

For people with disabilities, recreation and exercise are critical for their health and well-being.

“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.” – Constitution of the World Health Organization

“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.” – Constitution of the World Health Organization

Sabrina Cohen Foundation

A proven track record of changing lives

Every time I go to the beach, it’s like the best day of my life,

Susan Solman

SCF Adaptive Beach Days Participant.
She has used a wheelchair for 19 years due to a spinal chord injury