Dear colleagues and friends,
The International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity (ISAPA) is a vehicle to raise awareness and provide an outstanding setting for professionals to interact with world leaders and international colleagues in adapted physical activity. ISAPA 2011 was planned to be held in New Zealand. Because of the earthquake which damaged the city of Christchurch and being aware of the tremendous work the NZ organizing committee has done for more than 4 years, it was decided to relocate the ISAPA elsewhere in the world. Thanks to the strong support from the IFAPA board members, the board of directors of the French National Higher Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young Disabled Persons and Adapted Teaching Institute (INS HEA - www.inshea.fr), the Sports Sciences Department of the University Paris West and the organizing committee of New-Zealand, it was decided to relocate the ISAPA 2011 in Paris.
We wish to keep the program as close as it was planned and all efforts will be made to welcome all participants from New Zealand, Oceania and Asia who planned to attend the Symposium in NZ. And we hope to attract many other persons from other parts of the world. We work hand in hand with the members of the NZ organizing committee and hope that ISAPA 2011 in Paris will give you all the opportunity to make an international contribution to adapted physical activity.
I have the pleasure to inform you that a new website has been implemented for ISAPA 2011 http://isapa2011.inshea.fr
This website is still in process but you will find the main information on ISAPA 2011 which will be held in Paris from July 4th to 8th.
For any information you can write to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping that you will join ISAPA 2011, on behalf of all partners, I send you my best greetings.
IFAPA President Elect
Deputy Director of the INS HEA
58-60 avenue des landes
92150 SURESNES – FRANCE
Please see the attached file for more information
ISAPA in PARIS, 2011
Because of the earthquake which occurred recently, ISAPA 2011
will not be held in New-Zealand. Aware of the tremendous work done by the
organizing committee Claire Boursier President elect of IFAPA, with
the full support of all board of directors of the National Higher
Education Institute on research and formation on Handicap and Adapted
Education proposed to locate the NZ ISAPA 2011 in Paris. The program
and the dates will be the same : from July 4 to 8.
A website will be created in the upcoming days. We ask all colleagues,
students willing to participate to send an email to
Any financial support to help our colleagues from NZ will be welcome!
President Elect of IFAPA
Financial Conditions for ISAPA France
No early bid!
Professional : 350 Euros
IFAPA Professional : 280 Euros
Student : 200 Euros
IFAPA Student : 120 Euros
Student volunteers : no fee, free accommodation.
IFAPA board members : No registration fees
Past Presidents : No registration fees
Keynote Speakers : Total funding (travel, registration, accommodation)
Members of the NZ organizing and scientific committees: No registration fees and free accommodation
Other members from NZ : No registration fees
It is with considerable regret that I write to inform you that Halberg Trust has made a decision not to proceed with hosting ISAPA 2011 in New Zealand.
This has been a very difficult decision for us. It means that years of effort, energy and commitment do not yield the great symposium that so many had worked so hard to achieve. We feel that, despite the need to make a timely decision, we have undertaken a thorough decision-making process.
While we had identified an alternative venue and did have quite a positive response to our recent request for intentions email, in the wake of the second Canterbury earthquake the financial risk associated with hosting ISAPA increased considerably - with a loss looking very likely, and a sizable loss a real possibility. That level of risk, combined with the uncertainty that charitable organisations in New Zealand now face (NZ is a small country and the earthquake will affect many aspects of our economy and society), meant that it was no longer prudent for us as an organisation to continue with hosting ISAPA.
We would like to thank you for your very supportive recent letter. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Scientific Committee, and our staff member Jenny Gosney, for their efforts.
Please feel free to contact us if you wish to discuss any aspect of this matter. Thank you again for your support.
The recent earthquake and its aftermath in Christchurch have left us all concerned for our fellow Kiwis and international visitors. Our thoughts go out to all involved and their friends and families.
We are considering the possibility of holding the conference in Auckland and a final decision will be made by 4th March. Details will then be posted on this site.
Auckland has not been affected nor has the vast majority of the country and its most significant tourist areas. Auckland and Christchurch are on different islands and there is some distance between them.
Dear IFAPA members, please take the opportunity provided by Peter Downs, our colleague from the Australian Sport Commission, to join and participate in a series of webinars. Please find information on the next one below.
Sports CONNECT: Adapting and modifying for individual difference
Join us for a Webinar on November 4
Presenters: Helen Webb (Gymnastics WA) and Dale Lanini (Advisory Visiting Teacher - QLD)
Following on from webinar 1 we will now explore how the Inclusion Spectrum works in a practical sense. We will hear from people that have direct practical experience in delivering a range of opportunities in sport and active recreation for people with disability.
We will also see how a very simple tool can be used to help people modify activities to suit individual needs. This can be used whether you are a teacher, a coach, a volunteer or even if you are simply helping to organise an activity for the first time.
Sports CONNECT: Adapting and modifying for individual difference
Thursday, November 4, 2010
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDST
* Webinar may display ADST – please ignore this and convert to correct time zone *
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
o all ex-participants of the aquatic therapy courses in Valens.
In 2008 we introduced the successor of our BRRM CD: www.badragazringmethod.org This web-based CD gave us the possibility to update contents relatively easy and more frequently than when working with CD’s. In 2009 we were able to include the website (password and username) for the first time in a course.
The website has extended texts, includes video clips of PNF techniques in BRRM and also underwater shots of the proper stance.
In 2010 we were able to follow up with the website www.halliwicktherapy.org . 250 pictures are mostly arranged according the ICF, some explaining texts (and video clips in future) form the contents. In 2010 we included also this site in our course.
The price for individuals – only after a course – is € 40 per site.
Because of our 10th anniversary , we would like to offer all ex-participants both sites for a price of € 56 instead of € 80. We do not sell the sites separately.
The subscription has no time limitation, no annual fee, Just a one time payment is sufficient.
When you would like to use this offer, after payment we’ll provide a username and password through the webmaster.
You have to transfer money (include banking costs from outside the EU and use the share option inside the EU), mentioning your full name and email address to:
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Please see the attached files
The California State University, San
Bernardino (CSUSB) Department of Kinesiology and the California
Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
(CAHPERD) will host the North American Federation of Adapted Physical
Activity (NAFAPA) Symposium 2010. This symposium is scheduled with the 39th
National Adapted Physical Education Conference (http://sc-ape.org/) in Riverside, California.
of Abstracts deadline August 15th 2010
Please see the website for more details
NEW ISSUE OF EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EUJAPA 3(1) RELEASED AND AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.EUFAPA.EUSubmitted by IFAPA on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 00:00
Dear colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to read new issue of European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. At the new issue of EUJAPA you can find four very interesting articles starting with very original study focused on CP Petra Race Runner by O Donnel et al (Kinesiologic and metabolic responses of persons with cerebral palsy to sustained exercise on a Petra Race Runner). Second article by Rinske de Jong and colleagues looks at Paralympic sports from broader view of participation rates in relation to success in elite sport events (Relationships between mainstream participation rates and elite sport success in disability sports). Fourth article by Kirsty and Kudláček looks at attitudes of Australian PETE students (Attitudes of pre-service teachers in an Australian university towards inclusion of students with physical disabilities in general physical education programs). Final article by Ehab Georgy from Hampshire Community Health Care in United Kingdom focuses on more therapeutics topic with study titled (Freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: Impact on falls risk, walking aids utilization, and assistance-seeking behaviour). On behalf of EUJAPA editorial board and EUFAPA board of directors I would like to invite you to read our new EUJAPA and I also would like to with you warm and relaxing summer.