What are the Abilympics?
Abilympics (Olympics of Abilities) are vocational skills competitions specifically designed for persons with disabilities to enable them to expose their unique talents.
In 1972, the Japan Association for Employment of the Disabled (JEED), held the “Olympics of Abilities”, with the aim to improve the vocational abilities of persons with disabilities to reach their highest potential. In 1981, almost a decade later, the First International Abilympics was held in Tokyo – Japan, to commemorate the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP). Since then the Abilympics have been held every 4 years at various international host nations.
Join us for the 10th International Abilympics held in Moscow, Russia in May 2021
Abilympics in West Australia
Abilympics West Australia Association Inc. have participated in every Abilympics event since its inception in Tokyo in 1981. Like the Olympics and Paralympics the events are held every four years to encourage people with disabilities to participate in workskill competition.
Your chance to join Abilympics WA, meet people, participate and broaden your horizons. Not only are we active in the community but we also represent the whole of Australia – and there’s nothing quite like representing your country!
The People & Their Stories
The Abilympics isn’t just about competition, it brings attention to the quality of work offered by persons with disabilities. Preparing, participation and the challenges involved gives our competitors a constructive way to improve their vocational skills. This is a benefit that lasts forever, confirming an active role in society.
Be inspired to join the Abilympics movement, read the stories, challenges overcome, friends made & experiences had by being an Abilympics member.