Southwest Kids in Action (SWKIA) is a recreational and developmental group for youth ages 8 – 18 who are blind or visually impaired and reside in Southwest Missouri.

SWKIA encourages physical development by participation in a wide variety of physical, social and developmental activities. Activities include: Goalball, Archery, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Yoga, Cooking, Nutrition, Hands on Arts, and many other activities. All participants must be able to take care of personal needs independently. All participants must have their own transportation to and from primary meeting location.

Meetings will be held from 10:00a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at:
Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks
1661 West Elfindale St.
Springfield, MO 65807

The program Facilitator is Lydia Regier and she can be reached at or (417) 328-8832.

Upcoming Events

April 9, 2022

May 7, 2022 (Backup date May 28)

June 11, 2022

June 19-20, 2022 (Camping Trip)

August 5-7, 2022 (2nd Annual Challenge Trip)

 Interested in joining?  Fill out an application!

Past Events

Spin Class

SWKIA Spin Class

KY3 Newsroom Tour

SWKIA Newsroom Tour

Ice Skating

SWKIA Ice Skating Event

Wood Working Class

SWKIA Wood Working Class


SWKIA Summer Event - Ventriloquist

Fun With Giant Inflatables

SWKIA Participant in a Giant Inflatable Ball

Contemporary Art Class

SWKIA Contemporary Art Class

Rock Climbing

SWKIA Rock Climbing

Paddle Boarding and Canoeing

SWKIA Canooeing Outing

Model Building

SWKIA Model Building

Adventures in Wildlife

SWKIA Event - Adventures in Wildlife

Horseback Riding Lessons

SWKIA Horseback Riding Lessons

Crossfit Class

SWKIA Crossfit Class

Scuba Diving Lessons

SWKIA Scuba Diving Lessions

Painting Class

SWKIA Painting Class

Creating Charcuterie Boards

SWKIA Event - Charcuterie

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for photos from all events!

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