The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination and practical application of results and findings in the field of physical activity for the benefit of populations with disabilities and/or special needs.
NAFAPA is a branch of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and has a coordinating function with international, national and regional organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, which are concerned with the scientific aspects of adapted physical activity, physical education, rehabilitation therapy, recreation, sport and leisure activities for persons with disabilities or special needs.
30th Anniversary of the American Disability Act (ADA 30) Speaker Series
NAFAPA is a proud co-sponsor of a series of conversations in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act!
The first speaker was Ann Cody with topics on the intersection of inclusion, integration, and disability identity in sport and physical activity. Here is the link to the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdikmf5kjQ8
We will further update on the next ADA30 Inclusion in Sport and Physical Activity Conversation.
If you want to read more about the ADA30, find more information on the following link:
Call for Inclusive Excercise Professionals
At a global scale, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our daily lives. The UNESCO Chair in "Transforming the Lives of People
with Disabilities, their Families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness" is mobilizing the global APA community to develop some online videos for home-based exercise for PWD and chronic conditions.
The team is looking for inclusive exercise professionals! Find more information on the following link:
Postpone the NAFAPA 2020 Symposium
The Symposium organizers and Board members unanimously agreed to postpone the NAFAPA 2020 Symposium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having to cancel the 2020 Symposium, NAFAPA's mission is as important as ever. In the short term, the board members will discuss and update the details of moving forward.
The NAFAPA board published a revised version of the bylaws.
There is no upcoming event at this moment