Mission: The purpose of Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey is to provide children from the age five through young adult with a developmental disability who are physically able the opportunity to play ice hockey. The program teaches skating and hockey skills, as well as gives the player the opportunity to play in a team sport. Through hockey, the program emphasizes the development of individual life skills such as self reliance, dependability, focus and confidence.
"Life skills through ice hockey".
Results: Seven years strong and part of a nationwide program. Our athletes are gaining the confidence to try many new things, becoming independent, and real progress is being made to make their lives, and the lives of their families more successful.
Target demographics: developmentally disabled athletes age 5 and up in Southern Connecticut
Geographic areas served: Southern Connecticut and beyond
Programs: Therapeutic program for children and young adults with a developmental disability such as Autism or Down syndrome, teaching life skills and independence both on and off the ice through hockey. Now SEVEN years Strong!
Southern CT Storm uses the game of ice hockey to teach life skills to children and young adults. Building lasting friendships, physical skills and empowering developmentally disabled athletes in a safe, nurturing hockey environment.
Storm is a member of American Special Hockey Association and USA Hockey.