Disability & Adaptive Sports

Dr. Rebecca Busanich, from the Center for Active Living & Healthy Communities, is currently involved in a cultural sport psychology research study that is looking at narratives around disability and adaptive sports/recreation. She has spent the past several weeks traveling all around the state of New Hampshire to interview individuals of all ages across a wide range of disabilities (e.g., cognitive, physical, developmental, neurological) and their family members about their experiences with adaptive sports and recreation. The results will help to shine light on the complexities of disability and physical activity experiences along with the positive impact that adaptive sports can have on health-related quality of life, while also helping to support future funding initiatives of local non-profit organizations like Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC), who aim to support such experiences through evidence-based practice.