Inas & Paralympic Eligibility

Criteria

In order to compete in events organized by Inas or Paralympics athletes must complete an eligibility application to provide evidence of intellectual disability based on three main criteria:

  1. IQ of 75 or below (Weschler/WISC/WAIS, Stanford-Binet or Raven)
  2. Significant limitations in Adaptive Behavior (Vineland, ABAS or Other)
  3. Onset before age 18
Note for swimmers seeking eligibility for the 2017 Athletes Without Limits Swimming Nationals: Athletes with Intellectual Disability should complete the application process below seeking “National Level” eligibility. For the additional pilot classes for Down Syndrome or Autism+ (IQ over 75)  please email documentation showing diagnosis to info “at” athleteswithoutlimits.org.  Please submit eligibility documentation by July 3rd, 2017.

Sports

INAS Sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Equestrian, Judo, Rowing, Skiing (Nordic & Alpine), Soccer/Futsol, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis.

Paralympic Sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Swimming, Table Tennis

Athlete Eligibility Application

Download the US Inas Athlete Application using the button below, the application contains all necessary instructions.

  1. DOWNLOAD ATHLETE APPLICATION (Required)
  2. DOWNLOAD THE COACHES SURVEY BY SPORT (Required)
    Coaches Survey for Basketball, Cycling, Equestrian, Rowing, Skiing, Taekwondo, Tennis, Table Tennis
    Coaches Survey for Swimming
    Coaches Survey for Track & Field
  3. DOWNLOAD RESOURCES FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS (Optional International Level)
    If the athlete will be getting NEW psychological testing for International eligibility purposes, please give this document to the administering psychologist.
  4. PAY THE APPLICATION FEE (International Level)
    Athletes applying for full International eligibility will be emailed an invoice for $50 upon receipt of your application. Alternately you may mail a check made out to “Athletes Without Limits” to: 740 NE 3rd ST, STE 3-332, BEND OR 97701

Athletes Requiring Medication

Athletes who require a medication found on the current Prohibited Drug List will need to apply for permission to compete while taking the medication called a Therapeutic Drug Use Exemption or (TUE). We will use the medications listed in the athlete’s eligibility application to determine if the athlete will need to apply for a TUE. Learn more about the anti-doping policy on our Drug Testing & Medication page.

Sports-Specific Licenses & Classification

Once athletes have completed the eligibility paperwork with Athletes Without Limits/INAS there may be additional Sport-Specific licensing and classification requirements that involve testing and observation while at events. Athletes Without Limits will help athletes better understand and complete this process on a case-by-case basis. For general information about Sport Classification visit the Inas resources page.