STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

who to contact

COORDINATOR

Lorraine Feddema

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OFFICE CONTACT

Peter Smith

SSWA

SSA CONTACT

Cathy Lambert

Australian Paralympic Committee

competition details

Who is Eligible?

A person who has an impairment in body structures and functions that leads to a competitive disadvantage in sport is able to be classified to compete in sport following the Paralympic guidelines.

The three main impairments are;

  • Vision impairment

  • Intellectual impairment

  • Physical impairment

    • Loss of muscle power e.g. spinal cord injury/nerve damage/spina bifida

    • Loss of  range of movement e.g. fused ankle

    • Cerebral Palsy/acquired brain injury

    • Short stature

    • Limb deficiency (amputee) from birth or acquired

    • Limb length difference

Sports for Multi Class Athletes [formerly called Para Athletes] with School Sport WA are;

  • SSWA Track and Field Carnival 
  • All Schools Track & Field Carnival (see Athletics West)
  • SSWA Cross Country 
    • Secondary Cross Country 
    • Primary Cross Country 
  • School Sport Australia Swimming Championships 
    • Secondary (13 – 19 years) 
    • Primary (10 – 12 years) 
  • Goalball – (see Goalball WA )
  • Boccia – (see Boccia WA)
  • Table Tennis – TBA

Classifications

Vision Impairment – Athletics Australia or Athletics West
Intellectual Impairment – Sport Inclusion Australia (formally Ausrapid)
Physical Impairment – Wheelchair Sports WA (Rebound WA)
Excellent information on classifications can be found on the Athletics West website:

Athletics West

Extra Information

Australian Paralympic Committee (APC)
Cathy Lambert, Para-sport Engagement and Classification Specialist (cathy.lambert@paralympic.org.au)