The most recent comparative figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics General Social Survey estimates that people with disability are 15% less likely to participate in sport and active recreation than the general population.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2012 (SDAC) indicates that in South Australia:
Sport and recreation is important to the health and wellbeing of everyone. People with disability should have equal opportunity to participate in every aspect of life, including mainstream community sport or active recreation.
There are a range of benefits to be gained from involving people with disability in your club:
Sports Ability is an exciting inclusive games program developed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to encourage people with disability to get involved and participate in sport and active recreation. Find out more here.
Play by the Rules interactive scenario focusing on disability inclusion.
Information on becoming an inclusive club http://play-by-the-rules.s3.amazonaws.com/7pillarsofinclusion.pdf
Perceived barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity for children with disability: a qualitative study - http://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-016-0544-7
Funding is available to help organisations and individuals to provide high quality active recreation and sport facilities, programs and activities. See Funding scholarships page.
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