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2023 World Abilitysport Conference Sponsors/Partners

SPONSOR: The Elsass Foundation

The Elsass Foundation is a private foundation working to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. The foundation works across a wide range of areas, including research, knowledge dissemination, developing activity programmes and providing funding to institutions, associations and individuals. The Elsass Foundation is a proactive foundation which strives to keep abreast of the latest research and knowledge in the field of CP. They take an intensive, focused approach to transforming all our knowledge into practical everyday tools for the benefit of people with CP, their families and professionals working with CP. All their activities are structured to revolve around the foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy (CP).

The Elsass Foundation also strives to provide programmes for all age groups and all levels of function while working closely with relevant CP professionals and experts, both in the private and public sector.


In 1991, Connie Hansen and her father made the first Frame Runner for Dane Mansoor Siddiqi. Since then, By CONNIEHANSEN has developed a range of Frame Runners and other walkers for persons from 9 month to 110 years challenged on walking and running. The products are used in sport, recreation, and everyday activities by all ages. We strongly believe in the development circle: Determinate Goal, Execute Action and Move, Navigate Environment, Experience Process and Evaluate Result.

Therefor we take pride in making best possible equipment and fit of it the to the users and guiding them in all aspects of use to secure a positive experience. Discover their products of their website.

PARTNER: Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the Scottish governing and co-coordinating body of all sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability. SDS has the vision of a Scotland where physical activity and sport are welcoming and inclusive for participants with disabilities. SDS has published a national strategy “Inspiring Through Inclusion: 2021-2029”, which will direct the work of the Association for the next eight years. SDS lists its major partners as Scottish Government, sportscotland, Scotland’s Governing Bodies of Sport and Local Authorities plus Voluntary Organsitions concerned with disability.

PARTNER: Institute for Musculoskeletal Health

The Institute for Musculoskeletal Health is a research hub based in Sydney, Australia. The hub was created through a partnership between The University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District, and brings together musculoskeletal healthcare researchers from both academia and clinical practice. Their vision is to help reduce the global burden of musculoskeletal disease.

PARTNER: UP – The Adult Cerebral Palsy Movement

UP – The Adult Cerebral Palsy Movement is a UK-based charity working to support adults living with cerebral palsy. Formerly known as the Adult Cerebral Palsy Hub, UP was founded to campaign for better support and services for adults with CP. Through their work, they hope to raise awareness and make sure the views of the adult cerebral palsy community can be heard.

PARTNER: Moray House School of Education and Sport

Moray House School of Education and Sport, part of the University of Edinburgh, has been making a major contribution to the fields of education and sport both in Scotland and worldwide for almost 200 years. Moray House consistently rank in the top tiers of global education and sport-related studies. Their alumni include one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athletes, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy MBE, and trailblazing teacher and race relations pioneer, Soraj Lal.