The other day while at the Orthotics office with my son, I noticed and grabbed a magazine called Play2Podium. It states it’s a magazine for special needs families. This was a free sample copy of the Winter 2011 edition.
While going through it I found some great information on sports for people with disabilities to participate in. I did some more looking and found some more sites! I’ve bookmarked all the ones I have found so far into one folder and will certainly keep them handy when I hear of others looking for something to get involved in.
I wanted to share them with you. Some will fall into the winter sports and as you know, winter will be here soon enough! 😉
Canadian Amputee Sports Association – http://canadianamputeesports.ca/index.html
Canadian Blind Sports – http://canadianblindsports.ca/eng/index.htm
Canada Para-Alpine Ski Team – http://canski.org/para-alpine-ski-team
The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association – http://ccpsa.ca/en/default.aspx
Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association – http://cewha.ca/
Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association – http://www.cwsa.ca/en/site/
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing – http://disabledskiing.ca/
Ontario Sledge Hockey Association – http://ontariosledge.com/
ParaSport Ontario – http://www.parasportontario.ca/Default.aspx
Wheelchair Basketball Canada – http://www.wheelchairbasketball.ca/en/homePage.aspx
ParaEquestrian Canada – http://www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian/
Ontario Blind Sports Association – http://blindsports.on.ca/
Special Olympics Canada – http://www.specialolympics.ca/
Special Olympics Ontario – http://www.specialolympicsontario.com/
Special Olympic Sports:
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Figure Skating
- Floor Hockey
- Speed Skating
- Athletics (Track & Field)
- Bowling (5 & 10 Pin)
- Rhythmic Gymnastics
Canadian Wheelchair Curling Instruction Videos – http://www.curling.ca/start-curling/wheelchair-curling-instruction/
See anything of interest to you or a family member? Check it out further by visiting their website. So much is gained by participating!
I will add more as I come across them, but I think we’ve got a good start here! 🙂
Looking to volunteer? Each of these sports I’m sure welcome volunteers! 🙂 Contact the sites for more information on volunteering and/or if you have questions about the sport.
Till next time…
Get involved and play hard! 🙂