An experience from 2009 which I will share with you ...
A little while ago, I was contacted by a father who wanted to start a swimming club for children with muscular atrophy. He has a 10 year old son who has this disability. He contacted me because he was interested in the possibility of setting up a try-dive for these children.
As part of the 2014 DDI material updates, we are effective today releasing a new non-professional free when registered scuba diving program to all DDI Assistant Instructors and higher.
The "DDI Adaptive Diver", is an entry level DDI course building on top of regular diving training, designed for disabled diver students and/or their buddies who are learning to scuba dive or recently completed their scuba diving course.
For the student the course teaches him/her how to adapt their own abilities and equipment, before, during or after a scuba/open water diving course from any EUF/ISO certified scuba diving training organization (i.e. DDI, PADI, SSI, NAUI, CMAS, PDA).