A newly launched Disability Rights Advocacy Project with helpful resources for APA, from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The entire project can be accessed through https://sportandpeace.com

On the site, you’ll find:

  • One-of-a-kind, interactive global map that tracks laws protecting the rights of persons with disabilities worldwide
  • Advocacy toolkit – includes a brief history of the ADA, Paralympics, Special Olympics, and Deaflympics, as well as Action Plan worksheets to help you create advocacy projects in your school, workplace and/or community.
  • Timeline (concise history and photographs) of Disability Rights Movement
  • And many other great resources that will help citizens across the world become even better champion change makers.

In addition, there is the DIY Adaptive Sports Equipment series –  an 8 part video web series featuring Lisa Belcastro, adaptive physical education teacher from Prince George’s County Schools in Maryland. Lisa teaches audiences how to build adaptive sport equipment using affordable and accessible tools and supplies like PVC pipe and duct tape.  These are fantastic, engaging, high-energy how-to videos for anyone who refuses to let financial resources and a lack of adaptive sports equipment get in their way of creating more inclusive PE classes, recreation programs, and sports leagues.