The difficulties involving the insertion of the disabled in sports and activities keeps growing. Disabilities, minor and major, concern one in six people in the European Union (EU); that is, about 80 million people are not able to fully participate in everyday social and economic life. (Communication from the European Commission-European Disability Strategy 2010-2020: A renewed commitment to a barrier-Brussels 2010). The organization of events therefore becomes a movement of significant importance to which innovation and new identity is necessary. Our research was based on the validity and the return of a sports event called “Una giornata abilmente…diversa” (“An ably diverse day”), dedicated to the disabled. Three associations for the disabled participated in the event, as well as secondary schools of the commune Santa Maria Capua Vetere. The event took place at the public pool of Santa Maria Capua Vetere on May 15, 2012 and saw: Recreational activities; Activities linked to water autonomy; Activities regarding lifesaving. Subjects without disabilities also took part in the events. The analysis and the elaboration of the data, as well as a survey given to the disabled subjects, the operators, family members and managers of the associations involved in the event, found that such an initiative results in moments of true inclusion, and the possibility to take advantage of certain structures and therefore carry out physical activities. The organization of the event demonstrated that the synergy between the players, the local organizations, the universities and schools, sports associations and social associations, can bring about moments of confrontation and development to allow the realization of a consolidated program for the physical activities for the disabled.

THE REALIZATION OF A SPORTS EVENT AS A TOOL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOTOR ACTIVITIES FOR THE DISABLED

GOMEZ PALOMA, FILIPPO;RAIOLA, GAETANO
2013

Abstract

The difficulties involving the insertion of the disabled in sports and activities keeps growing. Disabilities, minor and major, concern one in six people in the European Union (EU); that is, about 80 million people are not able to fully participate in everyday social and economic life. (Communication from the European Commission-European Disability Strategy 2010-2020: A renewed commitment to a barrier-Brussels 2010). The organization of events therefore becomes a movement of significant importance to which innovation and new identity is necessary. Our research was based on the validity and the return of a sports event called “Una giornata abilmente…diversa” (“An ably diverse day”), dedicated to the disabled. Three associations for the disabled participated in the event, as well as secondary schools of the commune Santa Maria Capua Vetere. The event took place at the public pool of Santa Maria Capua Vetere on May 15, 2012 and saw: Recreational activities; Activities linked to water autonomy; Activities regarding lifesaving. Subjects without disabilities also took part in the events. The analysis and the elaboration of the data, as well as a survey given to the disabled subjects, the operators, family members and managers of the associations involved in the event, found that such an initiative results in moments of true inclusion, and the possibility to take advantage of certain structures and therefore carry out physical activities. The organization of the event demonstrated that the synergy between the players, the local organizations, the universities and schools, sports associations and social associations, can bring about moments of confrontation and development to allow the realization of a consolidated program for the physical activities for the disabled.
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