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Although disability sports have recently received positive attention, little concern has been directed towards them in youth research. In this article, we discuss the free-time sports in which youth with intellectual disabilities engage as a part of their leisure and their association with their...

Author(s)
Armila, P.; Rannikko, A.; Torvinen, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2018, 37, 3, pp 295-306
Abstract

The purpose of this research was to analyse a mode of coach education provided by a major disability charity. The course was designed for sports coaches and physical activity professionals and focused on coaching people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The subsequent analysis drew on data...

Author(s)
Townsend, R. C.; Cushion, C. J.; Smith, B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 2018, 10, 3, pp 346-361
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe and examine the occupational socialization of nine adapted physical educators (APEs). The questions we attempted to answer were (a) What were the perspectives and practices of the APEs, and (b) What factors influenced these perspectives and practices? Data...

Author(s)
Park ChanWoong; Curtner-Smith, M. D.
Publisher
Human Kinetics, Inc., Champaign, USA
Citation
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 2018, 35, 2, pp 214-232
Abstract

The parasports movement has been marked, in France since the 1980s, by a diversification of practices, notably with the gradual development of physical nature activities. Access to natural spaces (mountainous, maritime, aerial) has become possible through technological progress and an ever-growing...

Author(s)
Villoing, G.; Perera, E.; Roux, N. le
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 4, pp 664-677
Abstract

Today, intellectually disabled athletes can participate in a variety of international sports competitions. For an athlete, access to one or another of these events is possible according to their level of sporting ability or their intellectual capacity, but also depends on their country and the...

Author(s)
Lantz, E.; Marcellini, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 4, pp 635-648
Abstract

The international achievements and regular participation of Swiss 'wheelchair racers' are noteworthy. With 144 medals since 1976 in both individual and relay races, a group of 19 athletes has won 45% of the medals taken by Switzerland in all categories of the summer Paralympic Games. In this paper, ...

Author(s)
Frenkiel, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 4, pp 610-621
Abstract

This study was guided by self-determination theory to explore the sport experiences of youth with a physical disability and the role of peers within this context. Interviews were conducted with eight youths using a relational mapping technique and analyzed using a deductive thematic approach. Sport ...

Author(s)
Orr, K.; Tamminen, K. A.; Sweet, S. N.; Tomasone, J. R.; Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P.
Publisher
Human Kinetics, Inc., Champaign, USA
Citation
Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 2018, 35, 1, pp 36-56
Abstract

What does it mean full participation of people with disabilities in 'sports for all'? Beyond the right of access, the right of sharing can enrich the quality of participation in sport, overcoming segregation. But how can be guaranteed an 'inclusive participation' that avoids the double risk of...

Author(s)
Valet, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 1, pp 137-151
Abstract

In this paper, we highlight the need to explore the excessive significance given to the Paralympic Games as a vehicle for the encouragement of participation of people with a disability within sport. The media spectacle around the games that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has worked...

Author(s)
Howe, P. D.; Silva, C. F.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 1, pp 125-136
Abstract

Although the significance of gender and disability issues has gradually increased in the global society during the past three decades, there are only few studies with regard to the deaf community and sport. This article examines the level of Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing women's participation in sports...

Author(s)
Clark, B.; Mesch, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, 2018, 21, 1, pp 64-75

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