Disability Sport Resources

There are a wide range of resources available to support those involved in disability sport.

Dwarf Sports Association - Tips for Coaches

There are over 200 types of restricted growth which can be grouped together as dwarf conditions, the most common being Achondroplasia. There are a few skeletal and potential joint stability problems sports coaches should keep in mind when working with athletes who have a dwarf condition. Click here to read the Dwarf Sports Association UK's tips for coaches.

British Blind Sport - Education Guidance

There are many barriers to overcome to allow those with a visual impairment to have the same opportunities as sighted people. British Blind Sport have created sport-specific educational resources to assist those who are delivering sporting sessions with support and guidance on how to include people with sight loss. Follow this link to read more.

Mencap - Information for Professionals

Mencap have collated advice and good practice for professionals working with people with a learning disability. If you would like to read more, please click here.

UK Deaf Sport - Tips for coaching people that are deaf or hard of hearing

UK Deaf Sport have provided a guidance, allowing you to be more informed in your approach to being a more inclusive coach. UK Deaf Sport offer a Collective Mark for sports clubs and leisure facilities and will support them to be more deaf inclusive in their delivery of sporting opportunities. For more information, please follow this link. You can also visit here to find out more information about sports clubs and leisure facilities.

Special Olympics GB - Resources Page

The Special Olympics have a dedicated resource page, where you can find links to the ‘Let’s Get Active’ Guide and ‘Unified Sports Handbook’. Click here to go to the Special Olympics resource page.

The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

Click here to go to the The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport website, where you can use one of the five educational toolkits, which aim to raise awareness of the health benefits of activity and sport for adults with a disability. The took kits were developed by PHC and the British Paralympic Association as part of the Fit and Healthy project.

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