Who Does Adaptive Sports?
People with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities participate in or ‘do’ adaptive sports. Clinical diagnoses of cognitive disabilities include autism, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and even dementia. Less severe cognitive conditions include attention deficit disorder (ADD) and learning disabilities in general. Developmental disability is a severe, long term disability that can affect cognitive ability, physical functioning, or both. Some examples of physical disability include: Cerebral palsy, Spinal cord injury, Amputation, Multiple sclerosis, Spina bifida, Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease and others.