Everyone has the right to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming community where their contribution is recognised and valued. People with disability should have equal opportunity to participate in a mainstream community club.
Participation in community sport or recreation provides an opportunity to develop physical skills and social connectedness. This can be a life-changing experience especially for those with limited social networks. For clubs, opening their doors to all people in the community helps break down stereotypes and build a stronger club culture. By welcoming everyone to participate clubs are likely to experience an increase in club membership and thus revenue, more volunteers and increased funding opportunities.
There are a variety of ways to participate in sport and recreation. The Inclusion Spectrum outlines five alternative modes and can be a useful tool to encourage clubs to focus on modifying activities to support inclusion. When modifying activities to support inclusion, clubs must be mindful to balance maximising individual potential and maintaining activity integrity.
The organisations below can provide more information about the inclusive sport and recreation opportunities in your community.
61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park WA 6100Telephone 61 8 9311 8202www.visability.com.au
5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth WA 6004Telephone 61 8 9441 2677Email email@example.com
215 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park WA 6008Telephone 61 8 9489 8900Email firstname.lastname@example.org
106 Bradford Street, Coolbinia WA 6050Telephone 1300 106 106www.abilitycentre.com.au
1140 Albany Highway, Bentley WA 6102Telephone 61 8 9478 9500www.therapyfocus.org.au
Corner Kent and Gloucester Street, East Victoria Park WA 6101Telephone 61 8 9470 1442www.wadsa.org.au
38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka WA 6061Telephone 61 8 6143 5800Email email@example.com
61 Walters Drive, Osborne Park WA 6017Telephone 61 8 9201 8900Email firstname.lastname@example.orgInclusionwa.org.au
Many State Sporting Associations will be able to provide information about opportunities for people with disability to get involved in their respective sports. Contact the State Sporting Association directly.
Contact your local government and ask to speak with their Community Development Officer about opportunities for people with disability in your local area.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.