The key to the success of the Desert Ability Center are the programs and services that we have created for our community members who live with disabilities and the community agencies  with whom we partner.


WHEELCHAIR TENNIS is offered weekly from November to May of each year at the Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert.

THE CYCLE CREW, a paracycling program for cyclists with physical disabilities, is conducted two times per month.  Paracycles are provided by DAC.  Clinic is free of charge. Check our calendar for times and location.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL will be launched during the 2019-2020 season.  Interested players, please contact DAC at 760.674.7073.


DESERT AMP CREW, a monthly resource meeting for children and adults living with limb loss and limb deficiencies. Desert Amp Crew is conducted on the 3rd Wednesday of each from from 5:30-7:30 pm at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital in Ranch Mirage.


The ABILITY FESTIVAL, established in  2012,  is a one of a kind FREE event for people of all ages with any level  of ability to introduce them to adaptive sports and raise awareness of adaptive sports and abilities of people with disabilities.  The Ability Festival brings to the desert Paralympians and medal winning adaptive sports coaches to provide instruction in such sports as rowing, golf, beep baseball, WCMX, power soccer and more.

The 8th Annual Ability Festival will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.



COMMUNITY RIDES.  Desert Ability Center believes people who live with disabilities belong in the community alongside their friends, family and peers.  For this reason we have been riding in the Tour de Palm Springs since 2010. Please join us for this annual fundraising event.  Select Desert Ability Center as your nonprofit of choice and your registration fee will come to us to support our adaptive sports programs.

For additional details, please contact Desert Ability Center at 760-674-7073 or via email at

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