We consulted with many young disabled people while putting together the 'Generation Inspired?' manifesto. Here's what some of them have to say.
Joel is a member of the Whizz-Kidz Kidz Board and a talented wheelchair basketball player, who aspires to compete in the Paralympics.
‘I want the doors that were open for me to get involved with wheelchair basketball and disability sports to be open for other young disabled people in the future. It’s really important that young disabled people have a say in the legacy of the Paralympics.'
George is the Chair of the Whizz-Kidz Kidz Board and an enthusiastic advocate for Whizz-Kidz Ambassasors across the UK:
'As a sports fan and a young wheelchair user, I hope the legacy of the Paralympics will raise awareness and respect for what disabled people can achieve — in the eyes of the non-disabled public, and disabled people ourselves. The Paralympics has highlighted the vital need to access the right equipment and training — and this is where it becomes an important platform considering society outside of sport too; I know that the wheelchair I received from Whizz-Kidz enables me to just get on with my life.'