Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This website is the National Resource on AD/HD. In the search box, type in parents, and a section will show up called “Parenting a Child with AD/HD.” Here you can find local support groups for parents as well as seek help for your child.
This website is to the United Cerebral Palsy organization. There are links for parents and families, employment opportunities, health and wellness and much
This website is the Alexander Graham Bell site. The parents section is there to give support and information to the families and friends of a child who is deaf. There are message boards, resources and news for parents.
At the American Diabetes Association website you can find books, magazines and articles specifically on raising children who have diabetes.
Diabetes, Children with
The website, “Children with Diabetes”, identifies camps, conferences, and chat rooms available for the parents of children with diabetes
The National Down Syndrome Society provides information relating to current research, local community groups, support groups, and much more.
Recommended Down Syndrome Sites on the Internet
Links related specifically to Down syndrome as well as websites made by people who have Down syndrome can be found at this site.
Provides information relating to the general health of children with HIV, their growth and development, the signs and symptoms, how it can be transmitted and additional information to can assist a parent of a child with HIV.
The Arc provides support for parents, families, and individuals involved with an intellectual disability. There are different chapters located everywhere, and there are support networks available online.
The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a site for parents and families of children with MS. On the left side of the page, you can click on “Client Programs” and different topics will show up; for example, a program calendar, caregiver programs, and research on MS.
This website is called “Parent Project of Muscular Dystrophy.” This has news releases, educational services, treatment, emotional issues and more for parents of children with muscular dystrophy.
The “Spirit, Breakthrough and Hope” website provides information about Spina Bifida, the different medical treatments, the associations from around the world, as well as current research related to Spina Bifida.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association provides indexed topics from A-Z with sites and resources just for parents, families and caregivers of people with a spinal cord injury.
At the Turret’s Syndrome Association website parents can learn about medical research, news and events, and can also subscribe to their newsletter.
This camp is for children with Turrets, and the webpage identifies links about Turrets syndrome.
The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments includes information relating to current research, publications, conferences, a parent directory and much more.
Notable K-12 Adapted Physical Education Websites:
California, State Council:
Indiana Department of Education:
Denton ISD, Texas:
Achilles Track Club
Encourages people with all kinds of disabilities to participate in running with the general public.
Provides adaptive sports news, details of events, contacts, and information links for amputees.
The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC)
Non-profit organization with the mission to enhance the quality of people with disabilities through sports and recreation activities.
American Amputee Soccer Association
Non-profit association with the mission to promote social interaction, self-esteem, and self-confidence among youth and adults through recreational and soccer competition.
American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP)
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, Inc. (AAASP) is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization that builds interscholastic sports leagues for students with physical disabilities or visual impairments in grades 1 through 12. AAASP serves as the governing body, athletic association for these sports programs, and develops and operates statewide league programs and has developed a comprehensive training and certification infrastructure for AAASP coaches, officials, and coordinators, as well as for physical activity professionals nationwide.
America's Athletes With Disabilities, Inc.
Consortium of five member disabled sports organizations whose mission is to raise and manage the funds necessary to support athletic competitions for disabled persons.
Athletes Helping Athletes
Provide handcycles, wheelchairs, prosthetics and other adaptive sports equipment to children with disabilities. Includes event list, grant application, letters from recipients, and donation information.
BlazeSports America provides sports training, competitions, and other sport and recreation activities to youth and adults who are wheelchair users, have a visual impairment, have an amputation, or who have a neurological disability (e.g., cerebral palsy, spina bifida). Participants can start as early as 6 years-old of age (depending on the program), through adulthood.
Blind Sailing International
The governing body for competitive international sailing for persons who are blind or visually impaired.
Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA)
International association of professionals committed to increase the opportunities of people with cerebral palsy to participate in sport, recreation and/or leisure activities of their choosing. http://www.cpisra.org/
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Charity providing grants to athletes with a physical disability. History, news, grantees, newsletter and how to apply for funds.
Children’s Golf Foundation, Inc
Based on West Palm Beach, the Children’s Golf Foundation is dedicated to provide programming and instruction in golf to children with disabilities. Their main goal is to teach children with disabilities how to play the game of golf.
Overview of sports organizations and offerings, classification systems, major competitions and summaries of recent research papers on disability sport topics; from the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University.
Paralympic sport since the first Paralympic games in 1964.
Disabled Sports USA
Offers sports rehabilitation programs throughout the U.S. to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.
Dwarf Athletic Association of America
Forms, news, events, contacts and association information from this organization that promotes sports for individuals who are dwarfs as a result of chondrodysplasia or related causes.
International Badminton Association for the Disabled
Promoting and developing badminton for people with disabilities. Contains contacts for anyone wanting to get involved as well as tournament fixtures and results for those following disabled badminton.
International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA)
Goal is the full integration of the blind and visually impaired through sport at all levels.
International Paralympic Committee — United Kingdom
The international representative organization of elite sports for athletes with disabilities. IPC organizes, supervises and co-ordinates the Paralympic Games and other multi-disability competitions on elite sports level, of which the most important are world and regional championships. It is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 160 National Paralympic Committees and 5 disability specific international sports federations.
The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation
AAPAR is an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) 20 International Sports Federation for Persons with an Intellectual Disability
The philosophy of INAS-FID is based on the principle of normalization. This means that persons with intellectual disability are members of society entitled to the same rights, opportunities and duties as everyone else.
International Sports Organization of the Deaf (CISS)
ontains information about international competitions for the deaf, the executive committee, updated sports information, and more.
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS)
Provides services to over seventy member nations.
National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA)
National coordinating body for competitive sports for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries and survivors of stroke.
National Sports Center for the Disabled
Provides recreation and competitive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Activities include skiing, horseback riding, camping, rock climbing, plus education and outreach programs.
National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA)
Recognized as the oldest and largest disability sport organization in the United States. NWBA is a non-profit organization localized in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their mission is to serve as the national governing body for men's, women's and youth wheelchair basketball in the United States.
Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped, Inc. (SABAH)
A not-for-profit educational corporation for children, youths, and adults in Western New York.
Global headquarters for the worldwide Special Olympics Movement, providing year-round sports training and competition for more than one million athletes.
Wheelchair Sports Worldwide
Source of information on global wheelchair sports events, news, and related topics.
World T. Wheelchair Sports Worldwide
Source of information on global wheelchair sports events, news, and related topics.
World T.E.A.M. Sports
World T.E.A.M. Sports brings individuals with and without disabilities together to undertake unique athletic events throughout the world to encourage, promote, and develop opportunities in sports for all people. Our team oriented athletic events coupled with medical and educational outreach programs stimulate the power of learning through participation.
United States Quad Rugby Association
The mission of the US Quad Rugby Association is to develop, organize, and represent the sport of Quad Rugby in the United States.
University of Alabama Disability Sports
Disability Sports program that includes wheelchair basketball American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) 21 Special Olympics Global headquarters for the worldwide Special Olympics Movement, providing year-round sports training and competition for more than one million athletes.