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Adults with Disabilities ACCESS

The ACCESS program promotes growth and life enrichment for people with disabilities through cooperative community efforts, while allowing individuals to participate as fully and independently as possible in all Community Education and Recreation programs, activities and events. 

ACCESS aims to give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in social, educational, recreational and healthy activities throughout the community. 

ACCESS will continue to offer quality educational classes for adults with disabilities and will advertise these classes through a direct mailing. If you wish to receive a direct mailing that contains ACCESS class offerings, please contact ACCESS Coordinator Michelle Sorenson at (507) 387-5501.

MAASP Alpine Ski

The Mankato Area Adaptive Ski Program strives to promote personal growth and life enrichment through teaching individuals with physical disabilities how to ski.
MAASP is a local group of skiers, volunteers and donors who work together to offer adults and youth with physical disabilities the opportunity to learn to ski. We have an awesome time outdoors on the slopes, while we develop friendships with volunteers and fellow-skiers.
Winter 2019-2020
Mankato Community Education and Recreation - ACCESS is thrilled to offer alpine ski lessons for adults and youth with physical and mild cognitive disabilities. We are entering our 18th season and are excited to get back out on Mount Kato for another great season! We have a wide range of adaptive equipment to guarantee everyone a chance to participate. Our experienced volunteers can assist all skiers to be safe and successful while having a ton of fun.

Course #: 6995w
Cost: $25 per lesson
When: Sundays, January 5 - March 1; Noon-2:00pm
Where: Mount Kato

Pre-Registration and Registration form is required prior to skiing. To register, for more information, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Michelle Kleist at (507) 207-3036 or 


Come and choose from a variety of exciting ACCESS classes including enrichment, arts and crafts, cooking, recreation and health and wellness. 

Summertime Art
6 Sessions
Come explore your artistic side this summer with Summertime Art!  Each week you will be able to create your own original artwork and become educated on various artistic techniques.  Participants will have the opportunity to work with watercolors, canvas painting, pencil drawings, collages and much more!

Course #: 6180s
Cost: $20  or  $25 with transportation
When: Wednesdays, July 13- 25 from 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Community Center - Room 202
No Class Jul 4


Mankato Area Public Schools
Community Education & Recreation
110 Fulton Street
Mankato, Minnesota  56001
507-387-4770 fax