Creative Inquiry

Current Projects

Adaptive Sports


Challenger Baseball and TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) are community-based adaptive sports programs designed to meet the needs of children with physical and/or mental disabilities. Player participation and development are key elements of the program. Adaptive sports programs are designed to improve the overall fitness, self-esteem and social skills of child with disabilties.

Courses (See instructor for enrollment)

Creative Inquiry in EDHD (EDHD 3110 006)

Team Leader(s)

Joseph Ryan, PhDTeacher Education
Courtney DukesEducation & Human Dev
Antonis KatsiyannisTeacher Education


Ryan, J.B., Katsiyannis, A., Cadorette, D., Hodge, J. Markham, M. (2014). Establishing adaptive sports programs for youth with disabilities. Preventing School Failure, 58, 32-41.
South Carolina Council for Exceptional ChildrenRyan, J.B., *Jennet, A., *Dukes, C. (2015, February). How to Establish an Adaptive Sports Program in Your School or Community. Presentation session at the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Internaitional Council for Exceptional Children ConferenceRyan, J.B., Katsiyannis, A., Johnson, M., *Chapman, M.K. (2014, April 10). Establishing Adaptive Sports Programs for Youth With Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Presentation session at the International Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

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