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Adapted Physical Exercise (APEX) Research Group

Our Mission

To enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities through full inclusion in physical activity and sport

Our Purpose

  • To ensure inclusive, barrier-free participation in physical activity and sport for adults with developmental disabilities by providing adapted physical exercise programming with the goal of enhancing overall health and quality of life.
  • To use sport and physical activity as a vehicle for social change by showcasing the strengths of adults with developmental disabilities in a physical activity and sport environment.
  • To conduct research that contributes to the fields of adapted physical exercise, disability and sport, and sport for social change, as well as informs policy and practice for developmental services.


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