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July 29, 2013

Students With Disabilities Can Skip Gym If They Play Sports

A new law in Illinois allows student with disabilities to skip physical education classes if they take part in an adaptive athletic program.

May 13, 2013

Two Blind Pole Vaulters Compete at State Championships

Two legally blind high school pole vaulters competed in state track and field championships this past weekend.

March 01, 2013

Teen Basketball Player Intentionally Passes to Opponent With Disability

The most heartwarming moment of the high school basketball season may well have occurred on Feb. 12 in El Paso, Texas.

January 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Offers Guidance on Students With Disabilities and Athletics

School districts must offer qualified students with disabilities an opportunity to participate in athletics equal to that of students without disabilities.

August 09, 2012

Student-Athlete With Down Syndrome Allowed to Play His Senior Year

Eric Dompierre, a 19-year-old Michigan student-athlete with Down syndrome, will be allowed to participate on his high school's football and basketball teams, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced today. Dompierre exceeds the MHSAA's traditional age limit, which bars students who...

July 02, 2012

Interest Booms in Pairing Disabled and Nondisabled Youth-Athletes

The Special Olympics' Unified Sports program, which aims to bring together youth athletes with disabilities and their nondisabled peers, has experienced a recent burst in popularity.

May 31, 2012

Mich. Approves Age Waiver for High School Student-Athletes

An overwhelming majority of members schools in the Michigan High School Athletic Association voted to approve a change to the organization's constitution which will allow their student-athlete age limit to be waived under extremely limited circumstances.

May 10, 2012

Student-Athlete With Down Syndrome May Retain Athletic Eligibility

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is allowing member schools to vote on on changing the constitution to allow for flexibility with the maximum age requirement, under "narrowly defined circumstances."

May 03, 2012

Mich. Student With Down Syndrome Fights for Athletic Eligibility

Michigan's Senate Education Committee unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday urging the Michigan High School Athletic Association to adopt a policy allowing eligibility waivers for students with disabilities in limited circumstances.

October 14, 2011

Tailoring School Phys. Ed. for Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Education Department recently released guidance for meeting the challenge of providing physical education for students with disabilities.

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