Paralympics Australia manages a number of sports and programs that benefit Australia’s Paralympians both on the sporting field and in everyday life.
Paralympics Australia manages the sport of Wheelchair Rugby.
Assisting Australia’s Paralympians in their goals outside sport is also important to the Paralympics Australia. Through partnerships with sponsors and supporters, a range of employment opportunities and scholarships are on offer to Paralympians and members of the Paralympic Preparation Program (PPP).
The Paralympic Speakers Program, where Paralympians visit businesses, schools and other workplaces to highlight the importance of workplace safety, also promotes safe work while enriching the lives of affected Paralympians.
The Para-sport Coaching information sheets are a valuable resource for coaches who haven’t worked with para-athletes before to feel informed about impairment, and also for experienced coaches who want to know more about an impairment so they can provide the best support to their athletes.