Your son or daughter's school may offer after-school sports opportunities, or you can contact your local sports centre to find out what activities they have on offer. You can also contact your county sport partnership to find out what is available in your local area, or if your child is interested in a particular sport, you can contact its national governing body.
For information and advice on helping your child get involved in sport, you can find out more about Mencap Sport, which promotes opportunities at all levels for people with a learning disability and organise a number of annual events.
Our son went out to the Special Olympics, and would sometimes go out with the friends he met there.
There are also a number of national organisations working to provide sporting opportunities for people with a learning disability:
- The English Federation of Disability Sport is the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. For more information, please visit the English Federation of Disability Sport website
- The Inclusive Fitness Initiative is a project supporting the fitness industry to become more inclusive. For more infomation, please visit the Inclusive Fitness Initiative website and search for inclusive fitness sites in your area.
- The Special Olympics provide year round training and competitions in a variety of sports. For more information visit the Special Olympics website.
- Disability Sport Wales runs a national development programme which is aimed at developing quality, community-based sporting and recreational activities for disabled people throughout Wales. For more information, please visit the Disability Sport Wales website.
- Read Mencap's guide to learning disability sport for parents