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.
|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 Children||Ryan, 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 Conference||Ryan, 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.|