Disability Sport and Physical Activity (DisSPA) Network
The DisSPA network aims to provide a transdisciplinary space to connect members and allies who advocate for, and collaborate to, enhance the provision of more inclusive and empowering sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disability.
- To encourage collaboration between academia, people with disability and organisations to ensure that disabled people’s participation in sport and physical activity is realised.
- To support and drive collaborative pioneering research projects to positively impact upon the lives of disabled people in all expressions of sport and physical activity.
- To commit with enthusiasm and vigour to the sharing of knowledge and best practice with regards to the inclusion and empowerment of disabled people in sport and physical activity.
- To create innovative enterprise/knowledge transfer and professional events/activities that contribute to the creation of valuable economic, cultural or social well-being activity for disabled groups.
- To provide professional development opportunities, education and training for individuals and organisations working to support disabled people to get involved in sport and physical activity.
- To advocate for disability-related topics and other equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) subject areas to be infused within sport, sport and exercise science and physical activity education programmes.
- To actively encourage persons with disability to pursue their studies and sporting ambitions in an accessible, supportive, and understanding LJMU learning and social environment.
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