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No one should be missing out on the benefits of being active because they have a disability.

Our Disability Plan guides our commitment to working in partnership, investing, and building system-wide capability to deliver better outcomes for disabled people.

Working in partnership, we aim to create sustainable change in the play, active recreation and sport sector so disabled tamariki and rangatahi have quality opportunities to participate in the physical activities of their choice.

Sport NZ Disability Hui panel members
Including disabled young people

This video series is about including disabled tamariki and rangatahi in sport and recreation. Learn what we can do to ensure everyone enjoys the benefits of being active, regardless of their disability, and hear from disabled young people themselves about how small changes can make a big difference to their lives.

Three tamariki getting ready for a swim
Disability Inclusion Fund

This fund invests in mahi that leads to sustainable changes across the disability spectrum. It aims to enable inclusionary practices and address gaps in providing participation opportunities for physically and intellectually disabled tamariki and rangatahi, as well as those with invisible impairments. Through an open contestable process, 16 projects were selected to receive funding for initiatives that increase opportunities for disabled tamariki and rangatahi to be active and build capability in the sector.

Community Stories

Featured Case Study

Play Lab at Kaikorai Valley College, Dunedin

Play Lab is a tool using universal design for teachers, teacher aides and learning assistants to support students to learn through movement, with a focus on tamariki whaikaha (disabled children) to find their strengths and improve confidence in all learning contexts.

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If you require an accessible version of any content on the site please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

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