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Intellectual impairment.

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. In the interests of promoting fair competition we have therefore split Group 6 as follows:

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

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

Medical Diagnoses (Example)

Downs syndrome, Global Developmental Delay


Inclusion Spectrum – modified, parallel, disability sport, separate.