New England Handicapped Sports Association - Paralympic Sport Central New Hampshire

1398 Route 103
Newbury, New Hampshire 03255

Club Description

NEHSA bears witness to the triumph of the human spirit by helping people with disabilities and their families enrich their lives through adaptive sports, recreation and social activities. Founded in 1972 by disabled Vietnam Veterans for disabled Veterans, NEHSA has evolved into one of the largest programs in the Northeast. NEHSA has been changing lives ever since, providing year round activities to people of all ages and disabilities. With more than 300 dedicated and highly trained volunteers, NEHSA provides one on one instruction in skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Family members are encouraged to participate in all NEHSA activities.

Primary Contact

Tom Kersey
Executive Director

Secondary Contact

Angela Neilson
Business Manager

Disability Groups Served

  • Amputee/Limb Deficiency
  • Cerebral Palsy/Brain Injury (Hypertonia, Ataxia, Athetosis, RoM)
  • Short Stature (Growth Dysfunction)
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Spina Bifida (Impaired Muscle Power)
  • Visual Impairment

Organization Type

  • Paralympic Sport Club
  • Sport Program

Program Types Offered

  • Competitive
  • Recreational

Programs Open To

  • Adults
  • Veterans Active Duty Military Personnel
  • Youth

Programs Specific to Military Personnel & Veterans

  • No

Sports Offered

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Canoe Kayak
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Water Skiing