WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES CEREBRAL PALSY
The United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association
(USCPAA) is the National Governing Body for competitive
sports for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries
and survivors of strokes. USCPAA was formed in 1987.
As the National Governing Body for cerebral palsy sports, USCPAA is responsible for conduct and administration of approved sports in the United States. USCPAA formulates the rules, implements policies and procedures, conducts national championships in twelve sports, disseminates safety and sports medicine information and selects the athletes to represent the United States in international competition.
|HOW IS THE U. S. CEREBRAL PALSY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED?|
International — The international federation for cerebral palsy sports is the Cerebral Palsy Sports and Recreation Association (CP-ISRA). CP-ISRA is a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
National — USCPAA is a DSO (Disabled Sports Organization) member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Local — Within the United States, there are numerous local programs that provide sports training and competition opportunities for USCPAA athletes.
A volunteer board of directors with representation of athletes, coaches, and business people determines policies and procedures for USCPAA.
HOW ARE DECISIONS MADE IN THE U. S. CEREBRAL PALSY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION?
USCPAA is a nonprofit organization made up of dedicated volunteers. Interested individuals donate their time, energy and expertise at every level from the national board of directors to the local program. All policy decisions are made through a chain of committees—committees reporting to the board of directors. The elected board of directors is charged with the responsibility of making decisions for the Corporation.
U.S. CEREBRAL PALSY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CENTER
The USCPAA National Center provides a variety of services and programs for its membership. These services include publications, educational programs, fund-raising activities, sports medicine programs, video resources and general information about sports related activities. USCPAA staff are available to assist you in answering questions, or providing additional information. For information or assistance, contact :
USCPAA National Center
25 W. Independence Way Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 792-7130 Fax: (401) 792-7132