Inclusion – Integration – Autonomy
Athletes with disabilities are seamlessly integrated into our federation’s clubs. Even in clubs and venues that are not accessible, this can still happen, given the wide range of disabilities. Of course, the ongoing and extensive effort for accessibility is continuous. Coaches create mixed groups of athletes with and without disabilities while simultaneously focusing on the specific needs of each trainee.
Collaborative learning and support for caregivers are now a reality, as there are teams within the clubs that are trained to support their fellow athletes in every activity. Moreover, this naturally occurs because each class is a mosaic of body structures, ages, personalities, and athletic skills, beyond any disabilities.
This process has an inclusive nature that extends to the federation’s events and inter-club championships. This means that athletes with and without disabilities, in their daily training, assessments, sports events, and activities, all participate together. They compete in their respective categories in Parawushu, each with the appropriate classification. Through this equal social approach, athletes build their autonomy as part of a larger whole, function within it, create data, relationships, interact, and claim their space, defining roles, rights, values, and requirements together.
They collectively build social responsibility and maturity.