Empowering children with disability and their families to participate in sporting activities.

Dr. Olivia S.H Lee, Christian Collopy, Dr. Sarah Knight, A/Prof Adam Scheinberg.


Participation in sports in the community is a vital component of this. This video draws from the lived experience of a parent and a teenager with a disability aspiring to be a sporting champion, the challenges they faced and their inspirational message to younger children and their parents to “give it a go”. In this video, children and parents are able to access information about running and bicycle groups, and how to access different sporting opportunities through the hospital-community disabled-sports-recreational-program. Additional information about sports classification is provided so that competitive young children can have a fair go at their school sporting carnival.


The Waiting Room Project

AT VPRS, we have produced a video to emphasize participation in sports for children with disability. We would like all parents with children of all abilities to view this video and provide us with your feedback. Your opinion and voice as children with disability really matter. While the video features children with disability who are more mobile and able, we believe that all children should have that opportunity. We are interested in how sports programs can be catered for all children to participate. Evidently, the benefits of sports participation extend into your child’s function, friendship, family, fitness, fun and future.

After viewing the video it would be greatly appreciated if you could provide us with feedback on the video by filling out the survey at this address:  https://redcap.mcri.edu.au/surveys/?s=9DH3A9RYA8 )


Kids Stories

My Stay in Hospital

Written and Illustrated By Emmet Macklin (VPRS Inpatient ~ RCH)