about the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP),
whose mission is "To enhance the health, independence and
future economic self-sufficiency of youths with physical disabilities
by facilitating a national disabled sports movement, assisting
communities in creating the best member programs possible for
physically disabled youth electing to compete in team and individual
sports on a local, regional and national level."
by the instructor and students in KIN 866, Research on Sports
for Athletes with Disabilities, a graduate course in the Department
of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, this extensive web
site includes information on disability sport organizations,
sports offerings, classification systems, major competitions
for athletes with a disability, summaries of recent research
papers on disability sport topics, and much more.
Sports USA is a nonprofit organization that provides sports and
recreation services to children and adults with physical or mobility
related disabilities. Its web site includes information about
the organization and related information.
an information center concerned with physical activity and disability
that focuses on the fact that that everybody - including
people with disabilities - needs some activity to get and remain
healthy. The site offers information and resources that range
from guidelines to consider before starting any kind of exercise
program to factsheets on many popular activites, games, recreational
pursuits, and sports that have been adapted to allow people with
disabilities to participate as fully as they wish. There are
some excellent searchable databases, as well as online media
called the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association
(USCPAA), the NSDA is the National Governing Body for competitive
sports for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries
and survivors of strokes.
by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics is "a nonprofit
program of sports training and competition for individuals with
mental retardation." Its web site includes information
about the program's year-round sports training and competitions.
a nonprofit amateur sport organization for people who are legally
blind. Its web site includes a calendar of events for each of
its nine sports areas and recent accomplishments of its athletes.
the National Wheelchair Athletic Association, Wheelchair Sports
USA encompasses a wide variety of sports. Its web site includes
qualifying standards, event informationand calenders, rules,
records, directories, and more.