The National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) gives the privilege to persons with specific disability to partake in sports, provide support or render advisory services. It is a collection of various kinds of sport organisations in the UK. For any disabled, the starting point to getting involved in sports is through NDSOs.
For your specific area of interest, here are the organisations you should contact:
British Blind Sports (BBS)
British Blind Sports gives the opportunity to visually impaired persons in the UK to participate in sports. The body provides access to both adults and children to access any sport of their choice.
Cerebral Palsy Sports (CP)
CP creates the platform for people with Cerebral Palsy to enjoy athletics. It gives the opportunity to individuals of all ages and categories to recreate and also participate in Paralympic competitions.
Dwarf Sports Association (DS Auk)
Persons of growth defects in the UK are provided with access to sporting activities through the DSAuk. The organisation provides an opportunity for dwarf athletes to train and participate in World Dwarf Games including the Paralympic Games.
Amputees and limb-impaired athletes can demonstrate their potential in sports through the LimbPower organisation. The goal of the body is to raise the number of disabled people in sports. The organisation provides necessary information to encourage people to take up wheelchair racing and athletics.
WheelPower is NDSO for children, men, and women who are physically impaired to participate in wheelchair sports such as athletics and other wheelchair related sports. WheelPower put together events at both adult and junior levels to introduce the disabled to sports. Events such national championship and National Junior Games are some of the events organised for this purpose. WheelPower gives assistance to both the British wheelchair Racing Association and British Wheelchair Athletics Association through training and organising events.
British Wheelchair Athletics Association (BWAA)
Persons with disability attracted to seated throws such as Discus, Shot Put, Javelin and Pentathlon are given the opportunity by BWAA. The second weekend of every month is the meeting time for BWAA at Stoke Mandeville. If you are interested in throws, you can be part of the group. The body boasts of experienced coaches to take you on the weekends. Track and Field Grand Prix Series is one of the body’s events all through the season.
British Wheelchair Racing Association (BWRA)
For disabled individuals interested in Wheelchair racing, BWRA ensures they are given the opportunity. Among its numerous activities, it carries some vital functions:
UK Deaf Sport
As a registered charity, UK Deaf Sports encourages the deaf to participate and enjoy sports. They make available necessary information on deaf sporting privileges in the UK.
Mencap Sport (England)
Established in 1995, Mencap took over the role of English Sports Association for learning disability individuals. The body works in three distinct areas:
Special Olympics Great Britain
The body provides sports competition and training to adults and children with intellectual defects – IQ lower than 75. Presently, there are more than 150 special Olympic clubs in Britain managed by more than 4,000 volunteers and involves 8,000 athletes of different abilities in diverse sporting activities.