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"Sports do not build character, they reveal it."
John Wooden

Staying in the Game: Keeping Active with Sports for Differently Abled Persons

Child and supervisor in poolStaying in the Game: Keeping Active with Sports for Differently Abled PersonsParticipation in sports and recreational activities can be an excellent part of maintaining a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for persons of all abilities and inclinations. Although there is much progress to be made, ongoing movements in making all aspects of balanced living, including sports and recreation available to all persons, have resulted in a growing array of options and viable opportunities for maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle.

In coordination with Project INSPIRE, this webpage provides information that will be helpful in investigating some benefits that sports and recreational programming can hold for all persons, regardless of functional level. Below are links that may be helpful in providing a starting point for exploring the topic of


Written by Amy McBride, APE Specialist, Occupational Therapist
Ph.D. Student, Texas Woman's University

Please reprint only with the author's permission 

page last updated 10/9/2014 6:14 PM