Mental and emotional disabilities.
IME, ITEP, ADAPEI, … You would like to organise a trip and wish to propose to the residents specially adapted activities? We can offer a tailored program according to your budget and needs. Our goals are: autonomy, integration, socialisation and education.
Our activities are devised according to the capacity of each person. On the strength of our experience over the last 3 years with the young people of Mimizan’s IMEP we devised a learning programme involving the use of the paddle:
Discovery of the different supports: pirogue, kayak, Stand-Up Paddle and Waveski
Paddling together, a day in common with Mimizan youth club
Acquire and develop the basic skills to be able to enjoy practising and gain self-confidence
Education about the environment and safety
With regards to excursions, the nature discovery tour in the Hawaiian pirogue is an activity easily accessible for those with reduced mobility. The deep-sided craft allows passengers to be comfortably installed as on a chair with back support. In each pirogue, an instructor gives explanations and manages the direction of the boat.
The Hawaiian pirogues are traditional small vessels from the Pacific and can cater for up to a maximum of 32 people with 7 to 14 places in each pirogue.
Their stability allows travellers to remain close to the water surface while all the time staying dry, with no risk of capsizing!
With regards to the sporting aspect, seated surfing is particularly well adapted to meet the needs of those with lower limb disabilities and paraplegics through the use of a Waveski (kayaksurf) and paddle.
We are developing adapted equipment with the Vagdespoir “handiglisse” association and the French brand of Waveski KS: adapted back supports, larger boards, duo Waveskis. Over the last 2 years, we have organised a handi Waveski day in Mimizan-Plage, sponsored by the town council, which is also developing improved accessibility to the beach.
The school has obtained a ‘Disability and Tourism’ label from the State for its involvement in this initiative and in recognition of its Hawaiian pirogue project. We are proud of this certification and we would like to continue the project so as to ensure in the future that all the activities will become accessible for everyone.