The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) is the North American branch of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). It is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination and practical application of results and findings in the field of physical activity for the benefit of populations with disabilities and/or special needs. NAFAPA has a coordinating function with international, national and regional organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, which are concerned with the scientific aspects of adapted physical activity, physical education, rehabilitation therapy, recreation, sport and leisure activities for persons with disabilities or special needs. For more information visit the NAFAPA website at

NAFAPA hosts a symposium every other year. In 2014 the Symposium was held at the University of Michigan. The next Symposium will be held in the fall of 2016 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Look for more information about this conference at