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The Sports and Society Lab bibliography of research, literature, and films and list of community organizations all focused on adaptive sports.

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The Sports and Society Lab bibliography of adaptive sports literature and films.

The Lab aims to engage and provide academic resources bridging disability studies concepts with sports participation. The open-access bibliography is drawn from the UCLA Library and Film & Video Collections, which can be found below. This is an ongoing resource list of physical copies of books and films that all UCLA-affiliated students, faculty, and staff can find and borrow from the library. The topics range from high performance to recreation and education in adaptive sports.

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If you would like to suggest a resource from the UCLA library for us to share on our Zotero, please send us a message.

Community Organizations

The Sports and Society lab seeks to engage the community through sports. Get involved in recreational or competitive adaptive sports opportunities within California and at the national level. Opportunities specifically for veteran groups are also noted below. 

If you would like to suggest a resource to this collection, please send us a message.

Greater Los Angeles

UCLA Recreation
Angel City Sports
LA 84 Foundation
Triumph Foundation
The Unrecables

Greater California

Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association

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P.O. Box 153792, San Diego, CA 92195

Phone: 619.336.1806

Beautiful People Sports
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Foundation for Disabled Youth
Jimmy Miller Foundation
SoCal Adaptive Sports

National Organizations

Askate Foundation

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Askate Foundation is an organization dedicated to empowering children with autism by providing opportunities to engage in skateboarding. Through free clinics, youth programs, and educational initiatives, Askate Foundation aims to foster inclusivity and awareness within the skateboarding community.

BlazeSports America

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BlazeSports America is a nonprofit organization in Atlanta, Georgia that focuses on providing ongoing programming in adaptive sport and recreation to children and adults with physical disabilities. In recent years, BlazeSports implemented a Training and Education division to increase adaptive sports programs in communities and schools around the U.S. Signature events include the Big Peach Slam Jam Wheelchair Basketball Tournament; Run, Roll, & Row 5K; and Peachtree Paragames.

Keep Pushing Inc.

Keep Pushing Inc. is a non-profit organization that introduces the blind/visually impaired (VI) community to the inclusive culture of skateboarding. Keep Pushing aims to build the first fully adaptive skatepark, where they can host annual adaptive contests and monthly skateboard workshops for the blind and VI.

Stand Up and Play Foundation

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Stand Up and Play Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make active standing therapy a reality for wheelchair users and others with mobility challenges. Through access to the Paramobile, clinics, and recreational programs, the organization reinforces the physical and mental benefits of standing for individuals as they participate in adaptive golf, as well as other sports and leisure activities. Stand Up and Play has many chapters around the country, including in California, Connecticut, Missouri, and more.


Paralyzed Veterans of America



Air Force Wounded Warrior Program
Wounded Warrior Marines
National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic
National Veterans Golden Age Games
National Veterans Wheelchair Games
National Disabled Veterans Summer Sports Clinic
National Disabled Veterans Summer Sports Clinic