DANIEL FERREIRA

Adaptive Sport Program & Event Facilitator

Chicago Park District

Dan currently works with people with primarily physical disabilities as the Adaptive Sport Program & Event Facilitator with the Chicago Park District (CPD) Special Recreation Department. With over thirty years experience utilizing sport as a tool for advocacy, he coordinates and coaches youth and adult teams in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair softball, as well as a network within the Paralympic movement. Mentoring and advocacy is close to Dan’s heart as he was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) and when he discovered sport at the age of fifteen, it forever changed his life. Today he works to share that gift with others.

Areas of Expertise: Budget Management, Parks and Recreation, Public Relations

Interests: Arts & Culture, Employment, Sports & Recreation