20120815 Resources on disability and sports

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Article 30 - Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

International Disability in Sport Working Group
Sport in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
International Platform on Sport and Development (2008)

National Disability Authority
Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in Physical Activity and Sport in Ireland

Sport for Development and Peace Working Group International Working Group: Harnessing the Power of Sport for Development and Peace: Recommendations to Government (2008)
Chapter Five: Sport and Persons with Disabilities: Fostering  Inclusion and Well-Being 

World Health Organization
Young People with Disability in Physical Education/ Physical Activity/Sport In and Out of Schools: Technical Report for the World Health Organization

Rights to Participate in Sport, Recreation and Play


Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association

Disabled Sports USA

Handicap International

International Blind Sports Federation

International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

International Paralympic Committee

International Platform on Sport and Development

International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS-FID)

International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS)

Rick Hansen Foundation

Sports and Physical Activity for Persons with Disabilities- Awareness, Understanding, Action

United Nations Sport for Development and Peace – Sport and Persons with Disabilities Thematic Working Group

Major disability-related sporting events include:


Disability Commonwealth Games

Paralympic Games

Special Olympics