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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. The Convention marks a "paradigm shift" in attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as "objects" of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing persons with disabilities as "subjects" with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.

International platform on sport and development: Sport for persons with a disability
This Internet Platform is an information resource centre and communication tool dedicated entirely to Sport & Development. Sport has the potential to play a key role in enabling those living with a disability to do three things: a) maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve physical and mental health; b) provide a space for socialisation with other individuals; and c) provide a means for interaction between participants with or without a disability so as to lead to greater understanding and sensitivity about one another and to combat social exclusion.

Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement for ICSSPE members

Human Rights. Yes! : Action and Advocacy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


APAR Adapted physical education resource manual
An APAR collecton of educational and sport organizations, equipment companies, universities offering APA programs and other relevant resources.

ADAPTIP - Active living and empowrment through APA
The center's vision is to enable people perceive inclusion as an opportunity rather than as a burden. Objectives are:(a) providing information, education and ongoing consultation for including individuals with disability; (b) arranging Exposure activities addressing physical and social accessibility and attitude change; and (c) generating an adaptation database for physical and life style activities