The term “hidden” disabilities is used to describe disabilities or disorders that are not obvious to the average observer. Youth with hidden disabilities are likely to participate in recreational sports activities; however, coaches receive little, if any, preparation for including this population. This website is designed to be an interactive resource for coaches, parents, and researchers interested in better meeting the needs of athletes with hidden disabilities. The content will primarily focus on: 1) The inclusion of athletes with hidden disabilities into sport and recreational activities 2) How to best train professionals to meet the needs of this population. We hope that you will find this website to be an evolving and up-to-date resource for your coaching, parenting and/or research needs.

Youtube Video about Clay Marzo

A Youtube video showing how Clay Marzo embraces his Asperger's as part of his elite surfing ablity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mMLSFVuZQE

Clay Marzo, A Professional Surfer With Asperger's

"Clay Marzo is a prodigy in the water, but on land he struggles to keep up."

http://espn.go.com/action/surfing/news/story?id=4437460

A List of Athletes with Mental Disorders

This is a list of current and former professional athletes who have had successful careers with a wide range of mental disorders.

http://www.blisstree.com/2008/06/12/mental-health-well-being/athletes-an...

Youths with ADHD participating in sports

"Some of the benefits of sport participation include a decrease in risky behaviors and increased integration into social settings (Kremarik, 2000). Specific to cbildren with ADHD, participation in a sport can help to increase peer relations, whicb are often negative (Bagwell etal, 2001)."

The Parent Coach: Sports Coaching The Child With ADHD

Countless parents of children with ADHD face the daunting question, "What do I tell my child's coach about his/her problem, and do I dare say anything at all?". This dilemma pits parent's instincts to help their child against fears that revelations will backfire. Considering the varied and controversial opinions held about ADHD and its treatment, parents are wise to proceed cautiously.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Athletes

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, biologically based condition. Its primary features are inattention, overactivity and impulsivity. ADHD causes problems for individuals when they are involved in structured situations or those that demand sustained attention such as school or sports activities.

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