Enriching the lives of our special needs community.
Building an holistic community that includes our special needs population in an environment that cultivates compassion for all people, one connection at a time.
Upper Valley Connection is a recreation program for youth and adults with special needs. We believe that everyone ought to have the chance to have meaningful interactions with his or her peers, whether while playing baseball, putting on a play, or simply hanging out with a movie and popcorn.
People with special needs, whether physical or mental, often do not have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers, lacking social, intellectual, or physical abilities. This does not mean, however, they lack the desire to have those same opportunities. The benefits of participating in recreational activities are every bit as valuable for these individuals as for any others.
Board of Directors
President - Polly McIntyre
Vice President - Paul Anderman
Secretary - Tina Rieman
Treasurer - Dennis Webb
PO Box 2137
Leavenworth, WA 98826
P: (509) 888-4181
1. To encourage sporting, intellectual, and social interactions among people of various backgrounds and abilities while encouraging the appreciation and celebration of diversity of all.
2. To provide meaningful opportunities and enjoyable leisure-time activities for people with special needs.
Upper Valley Connection's decisions and actions are guided by the principles of respect for every individual, through acceptance, community involvement, integration, integrity, hope, action, engagement, compassion, individual growth, patience, and perseverance.