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Disability sport ranges from entry level to international competition with many layers between. Many disabled sports people get involved as a hobby or interest. Some compete professionally or at the highest levels. There is a sport and a place for everyone. Find out about sports events in your area.
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British Paralympic Association (BPA)
A registered charity responsible for selecting, funding and managing Britain's teams at the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games. They also operate talent identification days to find the disabled sporting stars of the future.
International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS)
Founders of the original Paralympic Games and organisers of international sporting events for disabled people.
Wheelpower (formerly British Wheelchair Sports Foundation)
Wheelpower organises and supports wheelchair sports at all levels, putting on events for junior, senior and rehabilitation purposes.
Boccia is a sport designed for athletes with severe impairments.
CP Sport England and Wales
CP Sport promotes and seeks to increase sport and physical recreational opportunities for disabled people, especially those with cerebral palsy.
Disability Snowsport UK
Opportunities for disabled people to take part in snowsports.
In a recent Telegraph article, a Brazilian sports fan and wheelchair users describes his disappointment at having to give up on attending several events he had tickets for at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
While many of the sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympics are either direct copies or adaptations of sports featured at the Olympic Games, there are two which are unique to the Paralympics.
In an article on the Huffington Post, broadcaster and journalist @Mik_Scarlet has questioned whether it’s time for the concept of a separate Paralympics to be abolished and for para-events to be run alongside non-disabled events at the Olympics.
Find out how @Scope is helping people to feel more confident about disability. Help us #EndTheAwkward http://bit.ly/2egoZQx