Persons with Disability and Sport

Persons with Disability and Sport
Prepared by  Prepared by: Dr Ralph Richards, Senior Research Consultant, Clearinghouse for Sport, Australian Sports Commission
Last updated  Last updated: 21 February 2017        
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Persons with a Disability and Sport
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Introduction

People with a disability should receive the same physical, mental, and social benefits from participating in sport and physical activity as those not having a disability.

Persons with a disability include individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric, and/or other health related disabilities. 


Key Messages 

1

Disability should not exclude someone from participation in appropriate sports and physical activities.

2

Organisations dedicated to policy, advocacy and program delivery to persons with disability have an established role within the sport sector.

3

Stakeholder organisations use needs-based and inclusive strategies to engage persons with disability, encouraging them to be physically active.

4

A high performance sport pathway is available to persons with a disability through the Paralympic movement and kindred national/international sport programs.




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