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Vision
AAASP envisions a society where all children with physical disabilities can experience the rewards and satisfaction of competitive school-based sports.

Mission
AAASP's mission is to develop and support a standardized structure for school-based athletic competition to improve the well being of students with physical disabilities.

About
  • AAASP provides an organizational structure and leadership to enable and facilitate statewide competition in school-based adapted sports.
  • Provides shared services to enable more cost effective, high quality adapted sports programming for schools and districts.
  • Positively influences total student development through co-development and support of adapted sports programs.
  • Promotes interscholastic adapted sports with state and national policy makers.
Overview
The American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia has developed one of the nations most comprehensive school-based athletic programs for children with physical disabilities attending grades 1-12. Many prominent individuals and national organizations in the industry have recognized the AAASP as the model for the nation. Since incorporating as a non-profit organization in 1996, in the state of Georgia alone, AAASP has held 1445 interscholastic (school-based) athletic competitions in seven adapted sports, has surpassed a participation rate of 4000 students, while serving over 35 varying physical disability types. In the early years, AAASP focused on creating the essential elements school districts would need to successfully offer adapted sports for their students with physical disabilities, developing (but not limited to the following): 1) competition rules (taking rules of adult disability sport) making them age and functional appropriate for students, 2) standardized seasons and safety guidelines, 3) a coaches and officials education program, 3) guidelines, policies and procedures, for schools to take part, while working with local districts to integrate the programs into their extracurricular activities. During the next phase of AAASP's growth, the organization began developing key strategic partnerships at the state and national level while continuing to serve its school district membership and expand the programs. Currently, in addition to Georgia, AAASP is working with Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Texas with additional states and organizations showing an interest. AAASP continues to work toward achieving the proper level of resources while forming strategic partnerships to meet the growing demand for program services to help improve the health and well being of our nations school children with physical disabilities.