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									                 STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY

In 2010 classification is required by any student with a
disability wishing to participate in the CIS Primary or
Secondary Swimming, Head of the River Rowing, Athletics
or Cross Country Championships and Gymnastics. The
following information is aimed at assisting with details
concerning the various disability classifications and
requirements to ensure classification prior to the Carnivals.
We encourage you to discuss the requirements with any
students and their parents wishing to enter the carnivals as
soon as possible to ensure they obtain
certification/classification to ensure eligibility.

Students registered in 2009 do not need to re register with
the exception of students with an intellectual disability who
must complete the AUSRAPID Registration Form – click here
for a copy of this form

Students with an Intellectual Disability

An IQ score below 75 (when IQ 100 is the score of the average
person)

Limitations in 2 or more adaptive skills areas (communication, self
care, social skills, home living, health and safety)

Onset acquired before the age of 18

Athletics                            Swimming
Track/Field T & F 20                 S14

Schools with students wishing to compete at CIS must ensure the
student/s parents have completed the application for AUSRASPID
only Athlete Eligibility. A copy of the AUSRAPID card issued must
be forwarded to NSWCIS prior to the event in which the student
wishes to compete. Once the copy of the card is received it will
enable the student’s eligibility in all the listed sports provided for
students with a disability by NSWCIS. Please forward to Mary
Webster mwebster@aisnsw.edu.au or fax 92902274 by
Monday 8th March – Swimming, Rowing
Monday 3rd May – Cross Country
Monday 6th September – Athletics
Monday 18th October - Gymnastics
Students with a Visual Disability

There are 3 classes for athletes with a visual disability

B1 - An athlete in this class will either have no light perception at all in
either eye or may have some light perception but an inability to recognise
the shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.

B2 - The athlete will have the ability to recognise the shape of a hand and
the ability to perceive clearly will be up to 2/60. The visual field of the
athlete is less than 5 degrees.

B3 - The athlete will have the ability to recognise the shape of a hand and
the ability to perceive clearly will be above 2/60 and up to 6/60. The visual
field of the athletes varies between more than 5 degrees and less than 20
degrees.

Not Eligible – visual acuity over 6/60 and/or visual field of more than 20
degrees

Explanation:
2/60 = a person can see at 2 metres what is normally seen at 60 metres.
Diminished Visual Field : Looking through a doorway with one eye closed
compared with looking through the same door, now closed, using the
keyhole

Athletics                               Swimming
B1 = Track/Field 11                     B1 = S11
B2 = Track/Field 12                     B2 = S12
B3 = Track/Field 13                     B3 = S13

Schools with students wishing to compete at CIS must forward a
report from a medical practitioner or Royal Blind Society outlining
the visual disability to Mary Webster mwebster@aisnsw.edu.au or
fax 92902274 by
Monday 8th March – Swimming, Rowing
Monday 3rd May – Cross Country
Monday 6th September – Athletics
Monday 18th October - Gymnastics

N.B. In the case of students with a visual disability
certification sent for swimming need not be resent for other
sports
Please note students classified as Track/Field 11 may
compete at CIS but are not eligible for the PSSA or All
Schools Cross Country




Students with a Physical Disability

*Amputee: Partial or total loss of at least one limb;

* Wheelchair: For all spinal cord injuries and other disabilities
which require athletes to compete in a wheelchair. Athletes must
have at least 10 per cent loss of function to their lower limbs;

* Les Autres: French for “the others’’ and contains athletes with a
mobility impairment or other loss of physical function that does not
fall strictly under one of the other five categories. For example,
dwarfism, multiple sclerosis or birth deformities of the limbs such
as thalidomide.

* Cerebral Palsy: Athletes who have non-progressive brain
damage, such as cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or
similar condition affecting muscle control, balance and/or co-
ordination;

Cerebral Palsy Categories-

CP-ISRA have created 8 classes to describe athletes with Cerebral
Palsy. The classes CP1, CP2, CP3 and CP4 describe athletes using a
wheelchair during competition.

The classes CP5, CP6, CP7 and CP8 describe athletes who don’t use
a wheelchair during competition. The range is from CP1 athletes
who are the most disabled to CP8 who are the least disabled but
still qualify under the requirements of CP-ISRA.

Class Examples of athletes:

      CP1 Athletes use electric wheelchairs or assistance for
       mobility. They are unable to propel a wheelchair
         CP2 Athletes are able to propel a wheelchair but have very
          poor useful strength in their arms, legs and trunk.

         CP3 Athletes show fair trunk movement when pushing
          wheelchairs, but forward trunk movement is limited during
          forceful pushing.

         CP4 Athletes have minimal limitations or control problems in
          their arms and trunk while pushing wheelchairs

         CP5 Athletes may need assistive devices for walking but not
          in standing or throwing. Athletes may have sufficient
          function to run, but demonstrate poor balance.

         CP6 Athletes do not have the capacity to remain still and
          they show involuntary movements with all four limbs
          affected. They usually walk without assistive devices

         CP7 Athletes have movement and coordination problems on
          one half of their body. They have good ability in their
          dominant side of their body. ( ie hemiplegia)

         CP8 Athletes have minimal involvement in one limb only

ATHLETICS
Track Classifications – CP refers to Cerebral Palsy codes
above
T31 CP2 (Lower), Wheelchair
T32 CP2 (Upper), Wheelchair
T33 CP3, Wheelchair
T34 CP4, Wheelchair
T35 CP5, Ambulant
T36 CP6, Ambulant
T37 CP7, Ambulant
T38 CP8, Ambulant
T40 Dwarfism
T42 Single above knee amputation (or combined arm/leg amputation).
T43 Double below knee amputation (or combined arm/leg amputation).
T44 Single below knee amputation or an athlete who can walk with moderately reduced
function in one or both legs.
T45 Double above elbow or double below elbow amputations.
T46 Single above elbow/Single below elbow amputation or an athlete who has normal leg
function but impairment in the arms/trunk.
T51 Wheelchair athlete who has mild weakness in shoulders, limited ability in straightening
elbows and wrist function. No finger, trunk or leg function.
T52 Wheelchair athlete with good shoulder, elbow and wrist function. Limited finger
movements. No leg or trunk function.
T53 Wheelchair athlete with normal arms and hands. No or limited trunk function. No leg
function.
T54 Wheelchair athlete with normal arms and hands, trunk function may be impaired. Some
may have some leg function.

ATHLETICS
Field Classifications – CP refers to Cerebral Palsy codes
above
F32 CP2 (Upper), Wheelchair
F33 CP3, Wheelchair
F34 CP4, Wheelchair
F35 CP5, Ambulatory
F36 CP6, Ambulatory
F37 CP7, Ambulatory
F38 CP8, Ambulatory
F40 Dwarfism
F42 Single above knee amputation (or combined arm/leg amputation) or comparable leg
impairments.
F43 Double below knee amputation (or combined arm/leg amputation) or comparable leg
impairments.
F44 Single below knee amputation or an athlete who can walk with moderately reduced
function in one or both
legs.
F45 Double above elbow or double below elbow amputations.
F46 Single above elbow/Single below elbow amputation or an athlete who has normal leg
function but impairment in the arms/trunk.
F51 W/C athletes from T51 and from CP2
F52 W/C athletes from T52 with no leg or trunk function.
F53 W/C athletes who have mild limitation of hand function – no leg or trunk function.
F54 W/C athletes with normal arms and no leg or trunk function.
F55 W/C athletes, normal arms, with ability to rotate the spine – no leg function.
F56 W/C athletes, normal arms, with ability to rotate the spine and can move backwards and
forwards– no leg function.
F57 Normal arms, hands, near normal trunk. Increased leg function to F56.
F58 Normal arms, hands and trunk. More leg function than F57.


SWIMMING

S1 SB1 SM1
Swimmers with very severe coordination problems in four limbs or have no
use of their legs, trunk, hands and minimal use of their shoulders only.
These swimmers usually only swim on their back. Swimmers in this class
would usually be wheelchair bound and may be dependent on others for
their every day needs.

S2 SB1 SM2
An example is a swimmer able to use their arms with no use of their hands,
legs or trunk Or have severe coordination problems in four limbs.
Similar disabilities to Class 1 but these athletes would have more
propulsion by use of their arms or legs.

S3 SB2 SM3
Swimmers with reasonable arm strokes but no use of their legs or trunk;
Swimmers with severe coordination problems in all limbs and Swimmers
with severe limb loss in four limbs.
Swimmers in this class again have increased ability when compared to those
in Class S2.


S4 SB3 S4
Swimmers who use their arms and have minimal weakness in their hands
but have no use of their trunk or legs; Swimmers with coordination problems
affecting all limbs but predominantly in the legs; Swimmers with limb loss to
3 limbs.
Increasing ability compared to Class S3.

S5 SB4 SM5
Swimmers with full use of their arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles;
Swimmers with coordination problems.

S6 SB5 SM6
Swimmers with full use of their arms and hands, some trunk control but no
useful leg muscles; Swimmers with coordination problems (usually
these athletes walk); Swimmers with major limb loss of 2 limbs; Little People
/ Dwarfs (< 130cm females & <137cm males).

S7 SB6 SM7
Swimmers with full use of their arms and trunk with some leg function;
Coordination or weakness problems on the same side of the body; Limb loss
of 2 limbs.

S8 SB7 SM8
Swimmers with full use of their arms and trunk with some leg function;
Swimmers with coordination problems mainly in the lower limbs; Both legs
amputated just above or just below the knee; Single above elbow
amputation.

S9 SB8 SM9
Swimmers with severe weakness in one leg only; Swimmers with very slight
coordination problems; Swimmers with one limb loss. Unless there is an
underlying medical condition usually all of these athletes will start out of the
water.

S10 SB9 SM10
Swimmers with very minimal weakness affecting the legs; Swimmers with
restriction of hip joint movement; Swimmers with both feet deformed;
Swimmers with one leg amputated below the knee; Swimmers missing one
hand. This is the class with the most physical ability.

Schools with students wishing to compete at CIS must hold a
provisional classification card or attend a classification day to
obtain one prior to competing at CIS. Once a provisional
classification is given this information must be forwarded to Mary
Webster mwebster@aisnsw.edu.au or fax 92902274 by
Monday 8th March – Swimming
Monday 8th March – Rowing – see Rowing Information
Monday 3rd May – Cross Country
Monday 6th September – Athletics
Monday 18th October - Gymnastics

N.B. In the case of students with a physical disability
certification sent for swimming may not stand for Athletics
so certification must be sent for both sports (Swimming and
Cross Country or Athletics)

While students in any classification are eligible to compete
at CIS Cross Country where able considering the terrain,
only students falling within the following classifications may
compete at PSSA or All Schools Cross Country –
T36, T37, T38, T44, T45, T46.


Students who have undergone a transplant

A person who has received a kidney, heart, heart and lung, liver or bone
marrow transplantation.

Athletics                              Swimming
Track/Field 60                         S16

Schools with students wishing to compete at CIS must forward a
report from a medical practitioner outlining the type of transplant
and a clearance for the student to participate to Jenny O’Keeffe
jokeeffe@aisnsw.edu.au or fax 92902274 by by Friday 20th
March – Swimming, Thursday 21st May – Cross Country or
Friday 4th September Athletics.

N.B. In the case of students who have undergone a
transplant certification sent for swimming need not be
resent for Cross Country or Athletics
Please note students classified as Track/Field 60 may
compete at CIS but are not eligible for the PSSA or All
Schools Cross Country however consideration of a request
to PSSA/All Schools may be considered by NSWCIS


Students with a Hearing Disability

Competitors must have a current audiogram signifying a loss of
more than 55 decibels in the better ear.

Athletics                         Swimming
Track/Field 01                    S15

Schools with students wishing to compete at CIS must forward a
audiogram report from the student’s doctor outlining the hearing
disability to Mary Webster mwebster@aisnsw.edu.au or fax
92902274 by
Monday 8th March – Swimming
Monday 3rd May – Cross Country
Monday 6th September – Athletics
Monday 18th October - Gymnastics

N.B. In the case of students with a hearing disability
certification sent for swimming need not be resent for
Athletics. Students with a hearing disability are classified as
able-bodied for Rowing

If you have any queries re students with a disability please
contact Mary Webster mwebster@aisnsw.edu.au or Jenny
O’Keeffe jokeeffe@aisnsw.edu.au
NSWCIS DISABILITY CLASSIFICATION FORM

First Name ……………………… Last Name ………………………

Date of Birth………………………..

School ……………………………………………………………………

TYPE OF DISABILITY ……………………………………………….

CLASSIFICATION

ATHLETICS & CROSS COUNTRY

Track ………………….. Field ……………………

SWIMMING

Freestyle/Backstroke/Butterfly …………………………

Breaststroke…………………….Medley…………….

ROWING

RA Classification……………………………….

Intellectual ………… Visual ……………. B ……

Physical …………………..

GYMNASTICS

Intellectual ………………..     Visual …………………

Physical ………………………… Hearing ………………


Appropriate documentation is attached:

 Hearing Impaired – audiogram

 Cerebral Palsy/Physical Disability – (attendance at
classification session required) Classification
Documentation or in the case of Rowing description of
disability – see Rowing Information

 Visual Impaired – Medical practitioner/Royal Blind
Society documentation/ IBSA Form

 Intellectual Disability – AUSRAPID Classification

 Transplant – Medical Practitioner documentation

Parent’s Name(s)………………………………………………………

Contact Home Ph …………………. Work Ph …………………….

Mobile…………………………………

Approved by ……………………………….. (School Principal)


Please forward to
Mary Webster Email: mwebster@aisnsw.edu.au
or Fax : 92902274

Closing Dates:
Monday 8th March – Swimming
Monday 8th March – Rowing – see Rowing Information
Monday 3rd May – Cross Country
Monday 6th September – Athletics
Monday 18th October – Gymnastics

								
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