Original Publication Date: April, 2021
Focus: Sport & Exercise

A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children and Youth with Intellectual Disabilities was developed in partnership with the CDPP and Special Olympics Canada. The Blueprint provides evidence-based strategies for building quality participation in sport programs specifically for children and youth with intellectual disabilities. 

Click the images or the pdf files found at the bottom of the page for copies of Blueprint in English or French:

  

 

An Audit Tool, in the form of an Excel file File Audit Tool_CDPP SOC Blueprint.xlsx, is available to help determine potential strategies to consider implementing within a sport program. 

Part of the research evidence supporting the Blueprint is described in Knowledge Translation Bulletin #8: Fostering Quality Participation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  

Additional resources that may be of interest include:  

  • A Blueprint for Building Quality Participation in Sport for Children, Youth, and Adults with a Disability click here
  • Two Quick Guides on Fostering Quality Participation for Athletes with a Disability: A Quick Guide for Program Leaders STEP 1 and STEP 2 click here
  • Video: Quality Participation in Sport for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities click the YouTube image below or click here