As part of Disabled Sports USA’s Empower Youth Sports Program, we launched the Inclusive Playbook in order to educate young children on disability awareness and adapted sports. We encourage teachers, coaches, and adults to use the Inclusive Playbook as an educational tool and hope to bridge the gap between individuals with and without disabilities at a young age.
For a sneak peek at the Inclusive Playbook, please see below and download your copy today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Inclusive Playbook?: It’s an educational tool for teachers, coaches, administrators, and parents to help educate their kids on people with disabilities and adapted sports.
What grade level is it designed for?: The Inclusive Playbook (pages 1-19) are designed for children in Grades 3-6. The additional Play Mat (pages 20 + 21) are for children in Grades K-2 as an introduction to disability awareness.
How much does it cost?: It’s FREE! In hopes to increase inclusion in all schools, communities, and sport teams, the Inclusive Playbook is a free educational tool.
Can I print and use this for my class?: Yes! We would love for your students and children to read and complete the activities in the Inclusive Playbook and we want to hear your thoughts. If you have any feedback for us, please complete our survey here.
Are there any additional tools that can help increase disability awareness and/or adapted sports?: In January 2020, we are looking to launch a series of educational materials that will work in conjunction with the Inclusive Playbook. Disabled Sports USA will provide PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, and worksheets! To receive an email about the launch of these materials, download the Inclusive Playbook and we will send you an email notifying you the educational tools are ready! For more information about sport-specific tools, please visit Sport Resources.
Need some additional tools to help teach your students about disability awareness and adapted sports? Check out lesson plans, 360 degree videos, and so much more!
|Inclusive Playbook Worksheets – Coming in 2020!||Inclusive Playbook Power Point – Coming in 2020!||Inclusive Playbook Curriculum/Lesson Plans – Coming in 2020!|
|Sport-Specific Resources – Step into the world of adapted sports and learn how to implement them into your class! For more information about Goalball, Track and Field, Boccia, and more, please click here!||Ride down a mountain with 360 degree views! Check out Mike Shea, a Paralympic athlete on the United States Snowboard Team, snowboard down a mountain at Ski Spectacular! When he was 19, he was wake boarding with friends when the rope wrapped around his leg causing him to lose his leg, but he continues to be active every day! Click the photo or here to watch.||Kayak through the Grand Canyon with 360 degree views! Check out Lonnie Bedwell, a military veteran who is blind,and navigate down the white water rapids for 226 miles. He worked with a Team River Runner, a Disabled Sports USA chapter, to be the first blind kayaker to successfully make the trip in September 2019. Click the photo or here to watch his adventure! For more information, visit the Grand Canyon Adventure Trip.|