Recreation for Disabled Adults

Children with Disabilities.  Schools must include students with disabilities in sports programs, or provide equal alternative options, as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education.  Schools are required to make "reasonable modifications" for students with disabilities or create parallel athletic programs that have comparable standing as mainstream programs.  They are not guaranteeing students with disabilities a spot on competitive teams; but schools cannot exclude students based on their disabilities if they can keep up with their classmates.  This directive explicitly tells schools and colleges that access to interscholastic, intramural and intercollegiate athletics is a right.  (U.S. says disabled have right to sports, Federal agency tells schools to adapt," by Philip Elliott, Associated Press, January 25, 2013) 
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

Team St. Lukes
P O Box 469
Spokane, WA
509-473-6053
bozmanm@inhs.org