New Campaign by Activity Alliance Challenges Negative Attitudes towards Disabled Children
Posted: Sun, 13 Mar 2022 12:48
Activity Alliance have launched a new campaign, 'Who Says?', to call time on negative perceptions towards disabled children. The national charity wants children and young people with disabilities to have the same opportunities to be active as their non-disabled peers.
'Who Says?' draws attentions to just a few of the negative perceptions that can negatively impact on the opportunities for disabled children and young people to be active. Only 25% of children with disabilities take part in sport and physical activity all of the time at school, compared to 41% of non-disabled children, highlighting that there is significant work to do to level the playing field for children and young people with disabilities.
The campaign focuses on four perceptions that arose from Activity Alliance's 'My Active Future' report from March 2020:
- Young disabled people should sit out of PE lessons.
- Disabled people can't be leaders.
- Disabled children can't grow up to be active adults.
- Families can't be active together.
Join the movement by posting your own experiences using the campaign's hashtag #WhoSays. Share Activity Alliance's 'Who Says?' films and make your own to add your voice to the campaign.