In the sport of gymnastics we aim to promote inclusion for all, regardless of age, ability, background or gender. Gymnastics provides opportunities for the development of physical, cognitive and social skills which are transferrable to other areas of everyday living, laying the foundation for future physical, social and sporting endeavours.
In South Australia we promote inclusion both within mainstream gymnastics clubs and special needs classes around the state. The GymAbility GymMix resource is a gymnastics based movement program available to assist in the development of inclusive gymnastics programs for gymnasts both with and without disabilities.
According to the 2012-2015 Special Olympics National Strategy there are more than 190,000 people living with an intellectual disability in Australia who are identified as able to participate in sport and leisure activities. Sadly it was highlighted that within this 190,000 there is an estimated 64% non-participation rate. At Gymnastics SA we aim to increase participation for all and develop positive partnerships with individuals, families and disability service providers in order to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities within gymnastics.
If you have any queries regarding inclusion in gymnastics please contact GSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GSA office on 8294 8288
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