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Advocacy for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities

Project INSPIRE would like to recommend the Athletes Helping Athletes program developed by Greg Pearson.


Health Promotion and Wellness for Persons with Disabilities Act

The Health Promotion and Wellness for Persons with Disabilities Act, originally presented by Marge, Blankenbaker, and Carlin [1997] will be presented in the 107th Congress. Contact your representatives to support the bill. 

The Adapted Physical Activity Council, the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities and the National Therapeutic Recreation Society are advocating its passage.

Please take a few moments and contact your senate and congressional representatives asking them to support this legislation designed to enhance the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities.  Their e-mail addresses are included on the link below:


Advocacy Websites

For more information concerning advocacy for the rights of individuals with disabilities, the Project INSPIRE staff refers you to the following web sites:

Wrightslaw Advocacy Libraries

Fantastic Information including advocacy articles and advocacy tips.

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

A government administration through the Department of Health and Human Services.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

TASH: Disability Advocacy Worldwide

TASHis an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

Advocacy Incorporated

This organization is known for its dedicated professionals who fight for the rights of individuals with disabilities in the schools and in the communities.

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

This website is a resource for parents seeking a better understanding of the rights of individuals with disabilities to receive a free and appropriate education.  PACER is a nonprofit organization that helps parents and families of children with disabilities. They have 25 programs assisting individuals with and without disabilities.

The Advocacy Partnership Project

The Advocacy Partnership Project, funded by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, works with advocacy groups throughout the state to inform and educate individuals about the legislative process and current developmental disability issues. This year-round project also supports the combined efforts advocacy groups and individuals as they educate policy makers on issues affecting people with developmental disabilities.

Advocacy and Protection

A resource page of information related to advocacy for individuals with disabilities. Several organizations are listed which exist with the sole function of advocating for individuals with disabilities.

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