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OUR MISSION

The mission of the International Institute of SPORT (IIOS) is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in the less economically developed countries worldwide.

WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit advocating for the disabled in areas of public access, education, integration, job skills, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and disaster relief. We are educators, artists, administrators and professionals. We are also networkers and are grateful for our partners.

WHAT WE DO

We engage children and adults in art projects geared to developing an understanding of disability.  We help rehabilitate and train disabled athletes for the Paralympics. We help disabled people become employees and business owners. We provide art supplies, medical supplies and mobility devices. We represent disabled artists in the world art market. We advocate for the disabled in business and government affairs to help secure access to jobs and transportation.


Advocacy



Dr. Fred Sorrells leading a disability seminar for members of the young adults department of First Baptist Church, Port-au-Prince

Youth Meeting

The media has documented the extensive international involvement with disaster response and rebuilding following the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. It is also noteworthy to see the incredible response of Haitians themselves to this effort and their concern for the many victims of the disaster.

Dr. Fred Sorrells was asked to lead a disability seminar for members of the young adults department of a church in Church in Port-au-Prince. In light of the many newly disabled people, efforts must be made to create physical accessibility, and most importantly, acceptance and inclusion in all aspects of society.

 


Rotary International has been instrumental in providing crutches and wheelchairs for the disabled

Dr. Sorrells Speaks to Port-au-Prince Rotary

Dr. Fred Sorrells was invited to speak to the Port-au-Prince Rotary. He talked about the benefits of therapeutic recreation and particularly sports for the disabled. Rotary International has been very instrumental in helping eradicate polio and providing assistive devices such as crutches and wheelchairs for the disabled.

Dr. Sorrells encouraged the Port-au-Prince Rotary to partner with other chapters in the USA in collecting forearm crutches. These are essential for participants in amputee soccer.

 

 


Task Force for the Disabled
February 18, 2010

Task force meeting of organizations working with disability issues for earthquake victims in Haiti

On February 18, Dr. Fred Sorrells wrote:

"I continue to serve on a task force that includes representatives of the Haitian government and local and international agencies advocating for the disabled."

"The task is so enormous just to meet basic needs of the disabled. I am encouraged about plans being developed by the task force in the areas of rehabilatation, social inclusion, accessibility, and job creation for the thousands of newly disabled. "