10 Competitions for Kids with Disability

10 Competitions for Kids with Disability

Adaptive Track & Field USA: This organization is a wonderful force that provides competitions for para-athletes and also serves as an advocate for high school-aged individuals with disability.

World Para Athletics: Okay, yes, this is a bit ambitious, but for a really incredible (and entertaining) taste of what your child could potentially one day achieve, take a look at all that's going on with WPA.

Youth Olympic Games: Already been involved in this life for as long as you can remember? See if they have what it takes to be an Olympic para-athlete!

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs: Yet another outstanding organization that provides competitive environments as well as advocacy and support, the AAASP is a great resource for more information and upcoming events.

Disabled Sports USA: a comprehensive list of still more competitions and youth scholarship opportunities all over the country.

Gateway to Gold: The Dwarf Athletic Association of America's Gateway to Gold initiative is a great way for young athletes to start training with aims of competing at a Paralympic level in the future. Called the best "path to the podium," there are events and opportunities all over the country.

Furthermore, stay tuned to the DAAA for regional competitions.

Special Olympics: To get your child involved in the world-famous Special Olympics, or to volunteer your own time.

2017 Junior Cascade Classic Youth Goalball Tournament: Athletes who are blind from far and wide, head to Vancouver, Washington for your chance to compete.

The Mid-America Games for the Disabled: Head to Kansas to compete annually in boccia, bowling, and more.

Thunder in the Valley Games: Head to Michigan for your young one's chance to compete in track, field, air rifle, archery, swimming, power lifting, handcycling, table tennis, and more. 

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