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Assisting the Sport Sector

State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation (SDSR) provide the key connection between sports organisations and the disability sector. SDSRs have staff and resources to help develop pathways for people with disability to get involved in sport. This is achieved by creating and developing relationships between sports organisations and disability organisations, such as disability service providers.

This work is coordinated by SDSR staff in most states and territories other than Queensland where the work is coordinated by the Queensland Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association  


The Australian Sports Commission worked in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney to undertake a research project examining the factors that influence the participation and non-participation of people with disability in sport and active recreation. The research report was released in December 2011. 


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