Belief Statements

The ALACD believes…

… participation in physical activity is a fundamental right that contributes to quality-of-life (UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)

… the stories and experiences of people with disabilities must inform and influence all aspects of ALACD’s work

… people with disabilities must have opportunities to choose and participate in quality activities that are appropriately challenging, safe, meaningful, inclusive, and also provide dignity of risk and a sense of belonging

… in the importance of establishing and building purposeful partnerships to increase our effectiveness and foster collective action

… policies and programs are developed from a combination of the evidence-based research, input from persons with disabilities, expert opinion, and community assets

… physical activities can be a means to gain independence in daily life and as an important source of recreational activity throughout the lifespan