Intellectual – Group 6

WDBS runs tournaments for people with a range of intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurological conditions.

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 (Virtus) 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 – Intellectual Disability

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

  • IQ of 75 or less
  • Significant limitations in Adaptive Behaviour or Social Adaptation
  • Age of onset pre-18 years

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 – Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurological Conditions

Open to players with developmental disorders and neurological disorders (with IQ over 75)

  • Players who have a neurodevelopmental disorder, e.g. autism spectrum disorder – please contact WDBS directly to discuss your eligibility
  • Players who have a neurological condition, e.g. acquired brain injury – 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 (Virtus) 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.