The US Surgeon General recently reported that only 10 percent, of nearly 20 million Americans living with a disability has consistent access to or participate in physical activity.
Even with local programs in 40 states, NWBA grassroots programs report that they often travel over four hours to compete in the sport and in some instances an opportunity to practice with their team. These barriers continue on the elite level with the majority of Paralympic athletes earning incomes below the poverty level and lag behind their able- body counterparts in their access to traditional training pathways and competition as they chase their Paralympic dreams.
There are countless stories about how adaptive sports have changed people’s lives, but studies also show that people with a disability who participate in regular physical activity benefit on the court and in their everyday lives. These individuals report a significant increase in the opportunity for education and employment while also seeing higher self worth and lower stress levels.
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