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Group of children with disabilities at the Sporting KC Soccer for All Abilities Clinic

Adaptive Sports Overview

Photo collage of people with disabilities engaging in different sports

Adaptive Sports

Man in wheelchair playing tennis

Photo by Larry Eichner

The Whole Person’s Adaptive Sports Program is working with adaptive sports programs across the metro in order to provide diverse and inclusive play opportunities at competitive and recreational levels for people with disabilities living in the greater Kansas City area.

By working with participants to overcome physical and cognitive challenges in a supportive environment, these programs show participants their possibilities and assists them to reach their fullest potential, enriching and transforming their lives through sport.

Through adaptive sports, participants have the opportunity to meet positive role models, increase socialization skills, improve self-confidence, self-worth, physical fitness, decrease anxiety and depression, have less health risks, develop life-long skills and friendships.

Contact Dr. Melissa Burns PsyD at mburns@thewholeperson.org or 816-627-2220 to inquire about our Adaptive Sports Program.

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Adaptive sports photos by Larry Eichner and other sources.

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