Publications

I have published many articles and resources over my career and continue to produce original and innovative resources that focus on issues of inclusion. Below is a sample of some of the major publications.

Downs P. (1994). Including children with disabilities in PE. Aussie Sport Action. V 3/4, pp 7-9.

Downs P, & T. Williams (1994). Student attitudes toward integration of people with disabilities in activity settings: A European comparison. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 11/1, pp 32-43.

Downs, P. (1995); Strategies for including students with disabilities in regular settings, Active and Healthy 2/4, pp 18-20.

Downs, P, & C. Tichon (1995); Physically active play for all children, Aussie Sport Action V 7/1, pp. 19-20.

Downs P & G Prescott. (1995). Whose right is it anyway? Aussie Sport Action V 6/2, pp 35.

Downs P. (1995). Willing and Able: PE and sport for young people with disabilities. Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Downs, P. (1996). Disability plus inclusion equals sport: The why and the how. University Sport, 3, pp 10-11.

Downs P. (1996). Project Willing and Able – a sporting chance for young people with disabilities. In Active Connections, the 12th Biennial National/International Conference proceedings, Adelaide, ACHPER pp 14-19.

Downs P. (1997). Celebration of Self: Challenging (un)popular images of disability. Activate sport for life. 1, pp 24-25.

Downs P. (1998). A sporting chance for people with disabilities. International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability. V 22/1, pp 4-6.

Downs P. (1998), Willing and Able: a national participation program for young people with a disability. In Vista Downunder ’98 – International Conference on Athletes with Disabilities, Canberra, Australian Sports Commission, pp 123-131.

Downs P. (1998), CD ROM on inclusion: the Count Me In project. In Vista Downunder ’98 – International Conference on Athletes with Disabilities, Canberra, Australian Sports Commission, pp 261-266.

Downs P. (1999), Sport, physical activity and disability: Where are we up to, where are we going? Activate, Nov-Dec, 8, pp 22-23.

Downs P. (2001). Give it a Go: Including people with disabilities in sport and physical activity. Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Downs P (2001). Willing and Able: Count Me In. Online education program. Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Emes C, Longmuir, P & P Downs (2002). An abilities based approach to service deliver and professional preparation in adapted physical activity. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 19/4, 403 – 420.

Downs P. (2002). Participation toward the Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games from 1960 to 2004. Athens 2004 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Greece.

Downs P, (2003). Sport, physical activity and physical education – a place for disability: Integration perspective. In Sport Science Studies, Physical Education: Deconstruction and Reconstruction – Issues and directions (K. Hardman, Ed), ICSSPE/CIEPSS, 125 – 137.

Downs P. (2004). Preparing professionals to work with athletes with disabilities – Back to basics. Sport Science through the Ages, 2004 Pre-Olympic Congress Proceedings. V. Klisouras, S Kellis & I Mouratidis (Eds).

Downs P. (2005). What is Disability Sport? A disability sport and classification awareness package. (CD ROM). Canberra, Australian Sports Commission

Nicholson, R. & P Downs (2006).  Sports Ability – an inclusive sports program for all abilities. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal V53 (3-4).

Downs P. (2008). An Introduction to Sailing Classification. (CD ROM), Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Downs P. (2008). An Introduction to Equestrian Classification. (CD ROM), Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Downs P. (2008). An Introduction to Rowing Classification, (CD ROM), Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Darcy S., Taylor T., Murphy A., Lock D., Sherry R., Nicholson R, & Downs P. (2011). Participation and Non-Participation of People with Disability in Sport and Active Recreation. A Research Study, Canberra, Australian Sports Commission.

Downs P. (2012 – 2013). 39 Online content episodes around issues of inclusion of people with disability in sport and active recreation. Located at http://theinclusionclub.com

Downs P. (2012). What is Inclusion? e-book on Amazon Kindle Store.

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