Intellectual – Group 6

WDBS runs tournaments for people with a range of intellectual disabilities.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and therefore we do allow people that would not fit Paralympic/International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS) criteria to compete in our events.

In the interests of promoting fair competition we have therefore split Group 6 into two sub-groups as set out below.

Prior to their first event all players competing in Group 6 must complete our Participant Declaration Form.

Group 6A

Open to players who meet all of the following three criteria:

  • Evidence of IQ – a full scale score of 75 or lower on a recognised and professionally administered IQ test
  • Adaptive Behaviour OR Social Adaptation – Evidence of significant limitations in adaptive behaviour – a measure of how learning disability affects both daily life and the ability to respond to life changes and environmental demands (Conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills).
  • Age of Onset Pre-18 years – must be able to show that the learning disability was evident before the person was 18 years old.

Participants also need to be aware that should they enter external competitions either endorsed or nominated by WDBS they will have to match criteria set by those governing that event.

Group 6B

All players with a learning disability with IQ over 75.

  • Players with an IQ above 75 who have professionally diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Players with an IQ above 75 who have a developmental disorder – please contact WDBS directly to discuss your eligibility
  • Eligibility for this group does not generally include players with an IQ above 75 who solely have Dyspraxia, Dyslexia or ADHD

Profile 39

Profile Group: G6

Medical Description: Intellectual Impairment.

WDBS aims to be as inclusive as possible and so does allow people that would not fit Paralympic/International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (INAS) criteria to compete in our events.

This toolkit was taken from the Activity Alliance Profiling Toolkit Resource (http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/how-we-help/res...). The toolkit is based on the Activity Alliance Profile System designed by Dr Christine Meaden M.C.S.P., Ph.D. For any further information on the profile system or toolkit please contact Activity Alliance online or call them on 01509 227750.

In agreement with Activity Alliance, WDBS has revised each profile to suit snooker and billiards.