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Members

World Abilitysport plays a key role in the development of Para sports around the world. Part of that is supporting new countries to build their athlete programmes by offering expertise and guidance and taking part in World and Youth Games.


World Abilitysport recognises that not all countries or national sport organisations have the same resources.

To help as many countries as possible, World Abilitysport has three levels of membership.

Each level is subject to ratification by the World Abilitysport Executive Board and has individual terms and conditions attached.

The membership year runs from 1 January – 31 December.

Download the World Abilitysport Membership Policy in English

Full member

This is the highest level of membership available within World Abilitysport. It is reserved for National Paralympic Committees and/or national organisations representing athletes with physical impairments. Full membership entitles members to all benefits including full voting rights and the ability to put forward motions at the General Assembly, nominations to the World Abilitysport Executive Board and entry for athletes into World Abilitysport competitions subject to the requirements of individual events. Full fees apply to these members according to a tiered system.

Secondary member

Secondary members can attend the General Assembly, but only one delegate may be present and they cannot propose motions. They can send athletes to World Abilitysport competitions on the same terms as full members.  Membership fees are fixed and apply to all secondary members. Organisations such as a national sport body or impairment specific groups can become secondary members.

Developing member

Developing Members can enter athletes to World Abilitysport competitions and are subject to the same requirements as full and secondary members.

Whilst being a developing member is not the same as full World Abilitysport membership, the programme is designed to be the first step towards it.

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Africa

Morocco

Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled

www.marochandisport.ma Contact

Full member

Egypt

Egyptian Sports Federation for Athletes with Cerebral Palsy

Contact

Full member

South Africa

South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD)

Website Contact

Full member

Kenya

Kenya Wheelchair & Amputee Sport Federation

Contact

Full member

Americas

Brazil

Brazillian Paralympic Committee

www.brasilparaolimpico.org.br [email protected]

Full member

Canada

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association

Contact

Full member

Canada

Canadian Fencing Federation

Contact

Full member

Canada

PowerHockey Canada

Contact

Secondary member

Mexico

Mexican Wheelchair and Amputees Sports Federation A.C.

Full member

Mexico

Federación Mexicana de Deportes para Personas con Parálisis Cerebral A.C

Contact

Full member

Uruguay

Uruguay Fencing Federation

Contact

Developing member

USA

Asia

China

Chinese Disabled Persons Federation

[email protected]

Full member

Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei Paralympic Committee

Full member

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.hk/ [email protected]

Full member

Hong Kong

Sports Association for the Physically Disabled of Hong Kong, China

Contact

Secondary member

India

India Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

India

Cerebral Palsy Sports Federation of India

Contact

Full member

India

Sports Control Board of India for the Disabled

Website Contact

Secondary member

Iran

Iran - IRI Sports Federation for the Disabled

www.irisfd.ir Contact

Full member

Iraq

Iraq National Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Japan

Japanese Paralympic Committee

Website Contact

Full member

Kuwait

Kuwait Disabled Sport Club

Contact

Full member

Macau

Associacion Recreativa dos Deficientes de Macau

Contact

Full member

Malaysia

Malaysia - Persatuan Orang-Orang Cacat Anggota

Website Contact

Full member

Singapore

Singapore Disability Sports Council

www.sdsc.org.sg Contact

Full member

South Korea

Korea Disabled Veterans Organisation

Website Contact

Full member

Thailand

Sports Association for the Disabled of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King

Website [email protected]

Full member

Thailand

Cerebral Palsy Sports Association of Thailand

Contact

Full member

UAE

UAE Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Europe

Austria

Oesterreichischer Behindertensportverband

www.oebsv.or.at [email protected]

Full member

Belgium

Belgium Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.be [email protected]

Full member

Croatia

Croatian National Paralympic Committee

www.hpo.hr [email protected]

Full member

Cyprus

Cyprus Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities

[email protected]

Full member

Cyprus

Cyprus Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Secondary member

Czech Republic

Czech Sports Organisation for the Physically Disabled

www.cstps.cz [email protected]

Full member

Czech Republic

Czech Sports Association for Physically Handicapped

Secondary member

Czech Republic

Czech Cerebral Palsy Sports Federation

Contact

Full member

Denmark

Denmark Paralympic Committee

www.dhif.dk [email protected]

Full member

Estonia

Estonian National Paralympic Committee

www.paralympic.ee [email protected]

Full member

Faroe Islands

Parasport Foroyar, Faroe Islands Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Finland

Finnish Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

France

Federation Francaise Handisport

www.handisport.org [email protected]

Full member

Georgia

Georgia Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Germany

Deutscher Behindertensportverband e.V

www.dbs-npc.de [email protected]

Full member

Great Britain

Great Britain

WheelPower British Wheelchair Sport

www.wheelpower.org.uk [email protected]

Full member

Greece

Hellenic Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities

www.eaom-amea.gr [email protected]

Full member

Hungary

Hungarian National Paralympic Committee

www.hparalimpia.hu [email protected]

Full member

Ireland

Irish Wheelchair Association Sport

Contact

Full member

Israel

Israel Paralympic Committee

Website Contact

Full member

Italy

Italian National Paralympic Committee

Website Contact

Full member

Latvia

Latvian SOD

Contact

Full member

Lithuania

Lithuanian Sports Federation for the Disabled

Contact

Full member

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Malta

Malta Sport for All

Website Email

Full member

Netherlands

National Paralympic Committee of the Netherlands

[email protected]

Full member

Poland

Polish Sports Association for the Disabled

Contact

Full member

Portugal

Federacao Portuguesa de Desporto para Pessoas com Deficiencia

Website Contact

Full member

Scotland

Scottish Disability Sport

Contact

Full member

Serbia

Serbia Paralympic Committee

Contact

Full member

Slovak Republic

Slovak Sports Association for the Disabled

www.sztps.sk [email protected]

Full member

Slovenia

Sports Federation for the Disabled Slovenia (National Paralympic Committee)

www.zsis.si [email protected]

Full member

Spain

Spanish Sports Federation for People with Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Injury

Contact

Full member

Spain

Spanish Sports Federation for People with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF)

Website Contact

Full member

Sweden

Parasport Sweden and National Paralympic Committee

www.parasport.se

Full member

Switzerland

Wheelchair Sport Switzerland Switzerland

Website Contact

Full member

Turkey

Turkish National Paralympic Committee

www.tmpk.org.tr/ [email protected]

Full member

Ukraine

Ukraine National Paralympic Committee

[email protected]

Full member

Oceania

Australia

Disability Sport Australia

https://www.sports.org.au [email protected]

Full member

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