Extracurricular Athletic Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Understanding the Issues

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


This special session is being offered in collaboration with the Inclusive Fitness Coalition in response to the recent guidance provided by the Office for Civil Rights clarifying public elementary and secondary schools obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide extracurricular athletic opportunities for students with disabilities. This session will discuss key points that are addressed in this new resource. The session will provide attendees with practical advice on how schools can better integrate students with disabilities into mainstream athletic programs and as well as how to create adapted programs. The goal of this session is to raise awareness of the obligation to provide opportunities in athletics and to encourage change at the school level.


Terri Lakowski, CEO , Active Policy Solutions

Tommie Storms, Director, Atlanta college

Bev Vaughn, Cofounder and Executive Director , American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

Eli Wolff, Director, Institute for Human Centered Design