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Latest news from the National Disability Sports Organisations

The National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) are a good starting point for many deaf and disabled people who want to be more active. They provide advice, support, and opportunities for people of all ages with specific impairments to take part in sport and activity.

Two visually impaired people taking part in a judo taster session

Latest NDSO news

Special Olympics GB – 18 December 2023

Special Olympics GB hosts forum to celebrates graduates of Athlete Leadership Programme

Special Olympics Great Britain hosted its first Athlete Leadership Forum at the start of the month to celebrate the graduating members of its Athlete Leadership programme over the last two years.

Having helped 47 athletes become Athlete Leaders through a six-month programme in 2022 and 2023, all graduates were invited to an online event, which was opened by Special Olympics GB Chair Paul Richardson.

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Harry Smith – celebrating success in 2023

‘The sense of strength and determination I get from achieving something that, almost by definition as a disabled person I shouldn’t be able to do, is immense.’ 

CP Sport collected profiles from people with Cerebral Palsy that have participated in physical activity during 2023. The profiles are being used to celebrate and showcase the activities that have been achieved in 2023.

WheelPower – December 2023

Physical Activity after a spinal cord injury

WheelPower has released new physical activity guidance to support people with spinal cord injuries to enjoy the many benefits that come from regular exercise. Working alongside professionals from Loughborough University and Sheffield NHS, the website, infographics and video content provide a great introduction to the topic following a life-changing injury.

 LimbPower – 18 December 2023

LimbPower Launches Athletics Top Tips Infographic for Children and Families with Limb Differences

This ground-breaking infographic serves as a valuable tool for children and families seeking information on engaging in athletics. It provides essential guidance on where to start, whom to contact, and the crucial questions to ask. Additionally, it offers insights into the prosthetic equipment and adaptations required, as well as specialised athletics equipment and adaptations that can be utilised.

British Blind Sport – 7 December 2023

British Blind Sport's 'Have a Go' Day is coming to Glasgow this January

Try VI-inclusive sports in Glasgow at British Blind Sport's 'Have a Go' Day for blind and partially sighted people!

British Blind Sport (BBS) is hosting a free sports taster event for blind and partially sighted people in Glasgow, in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport. The event will take place on Saturday 27 January from 10am to 3pm at the Emirates Arena, 1000 London Road, Glasgow G40 3HG. The event will feature a fantastic line-up of sporting activities for blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities to participate in alongside their friends and family. Confirmed activities include athletics, judo, tennis, and goalball.

UK Deaf Sport Membership offer

UK Deaf Sport Membership – offer worth over £600

The new UK Deaf Sport membership offer ensures that the needs of the deaf sport and physical activity community are met through education, guidance, support and promotion. Many of the benefits are not available to non-members or would incur an additional cost. 

UK Deaf Sport has evaluated the price and benefits of similar membership offers to ensure there is minimal duplication of benefits so all memberships are worthwhile and meaningful.

Find out more about the NDSOs

Click here to learn more about the NDSOs, and visit their individual websites to find out how they can help you to get moving and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. 

All NDSOs are Activity Alliance members. We are proud to work collaboratively with them to achieve fairness for disabled people in sport and activity.

Logos for National Disability Sports Organisations: British Blind Sport, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Dwarf Sports Association UK, LimbPower, Special Olympics GB, UK Deaf Sport, WheelPower

Photo credit: British Blind Sport