Disability Rights UK in partnership with Visa, Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsor have launched of ‘Doing Sport Differently’ in Scotland.

Disability Rights UK has been formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012. The aim is to be the largest national pan-disability organisation led by disabled people.

Disability Rights UK have paired up with RADAR’s Leadership graduate, Julie McElroy to promote this latest publication in the series of ‘Doing Life Differently’ – ‘Doing Sport Differently’ in Scotland.

Julie is a young Scottish woman living with hearing, speech and mobility impairment as a result of cerebral palsy but refuses to let her disability led an active life and last year supported the ‘Doing Sports Differently’ by contributing her story.

Julie has a long standing association with Disability Rights UK formerly RADAR, David Stocks, Head of Leadership and Empowerment at Radar, said ‘Julie is one of Radar’s first leadership graduates and one of the most outstanding.  She is a role model to other disabled people, constantly challenging herself to achieve even greater success and through her challenges break boundaries and misconceptions surrounding disabled people.

We really are aiming the publication at disabled people who do not engage with exercise or sport in any way and hope to use the guide as a way of encouraging them back into fitness and exercise related activity.

Disability Rights UK in partnership with Visa, Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsor have launched of ‘Doing Sport Differently’ – a guide to exercise and fitness for people living with disability or health conditions and the first-ever guide to sport written by disabled people, for disabled people. http://www.radar.org.uk/people-living-with-health-conditions-disability/doing-life-differently/doing-sport-differently/

Here is a link to the Doing Life Differently guide online.  http://www.radar.org.uk/people-living-with-health-conditions-disability/doing-life-differently/doing-sport-differently/

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Notes

  1. Disability Rights UK has been formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/
  2. Royal Association for Disability Rights – We are a pan-disability organisation led by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions. We work in broad partnerships to have the widest impact. http://www.radar.org.uk/
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