On March 15, 2011, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee's board of directors created a Paralympic Advisory Council to advise the board and management on enhancing Paralympic programming and resources. The PAC, chaired by Dr. Cheri Blauwet, currently consists of 13 members, all of whom help provide vision and leadership to help develop and implement the USOPC’s long-term Paralympic strategic plan.
In September 2021, the Paralympic Athlete Support Working Group (PASWG) was commissioned to explore and propose improvements to addressing and supporting Paralympic athletes’ needs for accessibility accommodation at the Paralympic Games. After an intense examination and survey-based assessment over the course of ninemonths, the PASWG has shared their findings and recommended action items to be taken to empower athletes’ well-being and sustained competitive excellence. Click here to read the full report.