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2032 Brisbane Games offers great opportunities for people with a disability

The Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability (ASAPD) has welcomed the historic announcement overnight by the International Olympic Committee that Brisbane, South East Queensland has been awarded the hosting rights of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ASAPD Chair Robyn Smith said “Many of us were there to… Read more

Sport Inclusion Australia Launches ‘LEAVE NO-ONE BEHIND’ Project

Sport Inclusion Australia (SIA) is proud to launch the “Leave No One Behind” project – a bilateral program  funded by the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) and the Australian Government. Leave No One Behind (Dare mo okizari ni shinai), is a one-year project in collaboration with All Nippon Intellectual Disability Sports Association… Read more

Creating opportunities for swimmers with Down syndrome

Creating broader opportunities for swimmers with Down syndrome in Australia is set to grow under the guidance of Sport Inclusion Australia, who for 35 years have committed to sport inclusion for all. Down Syndrome Swimming Australia (DSSA) announced to members the organisation’s transition to Sports Inclusion Australia (SIA), and it… Read more

Chance Meeting Leads to Inclusion of Events

The Commonwealth Games Federation this week announced the full list of medal events for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Included in that list are three events for athletes with an intellectual disability, the S14 200m freestyle for men and women and a mixed relay. The previous Commonwealth Games on the… Read more

Cyclists return to Ballarat for 2021 Federation University Road Championships

Australia’s top cyclists will return to the road for the 2021 Federation University Road Championships this week in Ballarat.  The week of cycling will see a series of events for the elite to the community riders in a festival of cycling starting Wednesday 3 February and concluding on Sunday 7… Read more

New Australian Sporting Alliance working together towards a more inclusive future

The Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability (ASAPD) acknowledges International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD) and supports its aim to promote greater understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of those with a disability, impairment or limitation.   The Alliance brings together Australia’s nine National Sporting… Read more

INAS Global Games 2019

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The 2019 INAS Global Games is a week long championship featuring nine sports and attracting over 1000 of the world’s elite athletes, who just happen to have an intellectual disability… Although if you didn’t know, you wouldn’t!

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We work with National Sporting Organisations to assist them build the capacity to be inclusive of athletes with a disability.

Sport Inclusion Australia is a National Sporting Organisation for athletes with an integration difficulties, primarily those with an intellectual disability.

Sport Inclusion Australia does not conduct events, but rather advocates for the inclusion and development of programs, which focus on the ability of the individual.

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Sport Inclusion Australia, formerly AUSRAPID, is a national sporting organisation established in 1986 to assist the inclusion of people with an intellectual disability into the mainstream community using sport as the medium. Sport Inclusion Australia has worked within the Australian sporting sector with outstanding success and is proud of the increasing numbers of sporting organisations and clubs taking responsibility for inclusion with the focus on ability and based on social inclusion principles.

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