Intellectual – Group 6

WDBS tournaments include classification groups 6A and 6B for people with a range of intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurological conditions.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and therefore while we follow Paralympic/International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Virtus) and Special Olympics Great Britain criteria, we do allow some people that would not fit to compete in our events.

What Does Having Intellectual Disabilities Mean?

Intellectual disabilities (ID) or learning disabilities is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and skills, including communication, social and self-care skills.

  • Intellectual disabilities originate from a wide range of health conditions.
  • Having intellectual disabilities means that the brain has developed differently during childhood and adolescence, resulting in lowered cognitive abilities (intelligence) and impaired adaptive behaviour – the skills needed to manage everyday life such as communication, social relationships and self-care skills.

People with intellectual disabilities will be eligible for Group 6A.

People who do not have intellectual disabilities but do have certain neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorder) or neurological conditions (e.g. acquired brain injury) may be eligible for Group 6B.

  • View our Eligibility Criteria in full
  • To enter WDBS events, all Group 6 players should complete a self-declaration form
  • Those entering Group 6A who cannot, upon request, provide the required documentation listed in the self-declaration form, will need to complete an eligibility Endorsement Form