All on the same team

By: Heathcote, Kelly.
Series: Community Living 34 (4) Summer 2021: 16-17. 2021Subject(s): International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) | SPORTS | MIXED ABILITY INCLUSION | COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTSummary: Explains how International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) works with national and international partners across sports, education, advocacy and healthcare to promote social inclusion and break down prejudices, barriers and preconceptions. Mixed ability sports follow the same rules and regulations as mainstream sports with no adaptation and only minor adjustments to take into account individual participant needs. Mixed ability is not a disability sports provision - it is open to everyone. Sees it as an important offer for any club as having everyone play together promotes inclusion and allows friends and family to play in the same team with no one segregated into a disability-specific team. Some IMAS trainers share their experiences.
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Explains how International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) works with national and international partners across sports, education, advocacy and healthcare to promote social inclusion and break down prejudices, barriers and preconceptions. Mixed ability sports follow the same rules and regulations as mainstream sports with no adaptation and only minor adjustments to take into account individual participant needs. Mixed ability is not a disability sports provision - it is open to everyone. Sees it as an important offer for any club as having everyone play together promotes inclusion and allows friends and family to play in the same team with no one segregated into a disability-specific team. Some IMAS trainers share their experiences.

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